Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018 (for summer employment)

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship prepares current students or recent graduates for a lifetime of social justice advocacy. Working closely with the AIDS United Policy Department, Zamora Fellows gain a professional understanding of HIV, advocacy, and public policy and practical advocacy experience in a supported environment.

Candidates should have strong research, writing, and organizational skills. Our Fellows must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Some familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred.

Our Fellows have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some have no previous HIV/AIDS experience, while others have worked or volunteered in the field. We look for people who are passionate about HIV/AIDS, enthusiastic, and dedicated to our mission of ending the AIDS epidemic in the US.

To be considered for the Zamora Fellowship, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa prior to application
  • A graduate, undergraduate, or recent graduate
  • Available a minimum of 30 hours per week for 12-18 weeks

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.


Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018 (for summer internship positions)

The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace. The program is not restricted to minority applicants, and all students are encouraged to apply.

Minority Access interns receive pre-employment training, counseling on career choices, financial management and professional development, and recognition for fulfilling the requirements of the program. Graduate student interns receive a stipend of $550 per week, as well as round-trip travel expenses and assistance locating housing.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be currently enrolled full-time in an academic program.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Data Science for Social Good Summer Program

Application Deadline:  February 12, 2018

The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, is excited to announce the 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for societal benefit. Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects.

This year’s projects will aim to extract and understand valuable, actionable information from data in urban topic areas such as: public health, sustainable urban planning, crime prevention, education, transportation, and social justice. Click for summaries of projects from the Summer 2015, Summer 2016 and Summer 2017 DSSG programs.

Who: Graduate students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are invited to apply. Spring graduates are eligible for this program. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply as long as their visa status allows them to work in U.S. We cannot sponsor student visas for this program.

What: Each student will be part of a team working full-time on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact. Students are expected to work closely and collaboratively with team members onsite for the duration of the 10-week program. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice. Projects involve a range of stakeholders, including government officials, academic researchers, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

Where: Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

When: This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 11th and ending August 17th 2018.

Compensation: Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in issues related to social good
  • Research experience with quantitative or qualitative tools
  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in Cultural Anthropology

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2018

The Cultural Anthropology Program awards Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) in all areas of cultural anthropological science supported by the Program. The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. DDRIGs support the development of the next generation of cultural anthropologists to pursue those questions.

The grants provide funds for items not usually available from the student’s academic institution. The awards are not intended to provide the full costs of a student’s doctoral dissertation research. Funds may be used for valid research expenses, but may not be used for post-field research writing, analysis, and thesis production costs, or for stipends, tuition, textbooks, journals, child-care, and allowances for dependents. Proposers may request up to $20,000 in direct costs and duration of up to 24 months.

The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Scan|Design Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2018

The ScanDesign fellowship program at the University of Washington is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to study abroad in Denmark for a semester, a summer, or a full academic year through any of UW-Seattle’s Danish study abroad exchange programs, at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of Aarhus, and the affiliated study abroad program with the Danish Institute of Study Abroad (DIS). Summer scholarships are also available for summer travel study (exchange or independent study options). The program also supports Danish students attending UW-Seattle via one of these exchange agreements. Fellowships are intended to provide financial support to students from all academic fields of study.

Fellowships are awarded in Winter Quarter for the following summer and academic year. They typically provide approximately between $7,500 – $9,000 in funding per fall/spring semester of exchange. Summer scholars are eligible for varying amounts of funding depending on their program type and length. Fellows are eligible for a maximum of two semesters of funding.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a US Citizen
  • Be a University of Washington matriculated undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student. Students participating in fee-based degree programs run by UW Educational Outreach (UWEO) are also eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Harborview INSIGHT Summer Research Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

HIPRC’s INSIGHT Research Program for graduate and undergraduate students is an intensive, eight-week summer internship. INSIGHT provides research experience and mentorship for undergraduate, graduate and first year medical students who are interested in injury research. Participants are matched to research projects and partnered with University of Washington Medical School faculty and work alongside peers and health professionals from across the country. Past research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential. The program pays students a stipend of $3,200.


  • Applicants must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident and are eligible to work in the U.S or hold a valid student visa or have DACA status.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • The INSIGHT Summer Research Program accepts students from the following grade levels:
    • For the undergraduate cohort, preference is given to students entering the junior or senior year in Fall 2018. Graduating seniors are also eligible.
    • 1st or 2nd year graduate students
    • 1st year medical students
  • Must be able to commit to all eight weeks of the program on a full-time schedule.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Harvard Chan School of Public Health Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program

Application Deadline:  January 5, 2018

The Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) program is a national summer program designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research. The program aims (1) to provide fellows with direct experience in population-based health research in developing countries, (2) to enhance the research programs of junior faculty members through multidisciplinary collaborative research with colleagues in foreign institutions, and (3) to encourage expansion of cultural perspectives and international knowledge of students and faculty.

The program will provide support for undergraduate and graduate students to do research work overseas during summer 2017. Financial support includes: (1) Round-trip airfare to foreign institution, (2) Monthly stipend, (3) Foreign living expenses, and (4) Health insurance.


(1) All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
(2) All students must be in at least their junior year at the time of the start of the fellowship and must be enrolled in a full-time degree program at the start of the application.
(3) Research and travel experience is not required, only a strong desire to participate in international health research work.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 3, 2018

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. Selected candidates train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects, consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During these 10-week energy fellowships, participants receive a stipend ($750/week for Masters students and $850/week for Ph.D. students), and some students may be eligible for housing and travel allowances for the duration of the program.

Laboratory placements are determined in accordance with host site needs and each student’s qualifications.  Placement locations include:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level, be at least 18 years of age at time of application, be a U.S. Citizen, and be available to participate in the full 10-week program (June 4-August 10, 2018).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded, intensive overseas summer language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields. The CLS Program is a nationally competed award open to all eligible U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field.

The CLS Program provides instruction in fourteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Participants in the CLS Program are not required to have completed any previous study for most of the fourteen languages. However, Chinese, Japanese and Russian require a minimum of two years of college-level study or the equivalent; Arabic and Persian require a minimum of one year of college-level study or the equivalent.



  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of your application.
    • Non-citizens including Permanent Residents are not eligible, even if they anticipate naturalization by the beginning of the program.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate’s, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, professional degree) level at the time of your application.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.


UW Simpson Center Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships

Application Deadline:  November 9, 2017

The Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships for Graduate Students support scholars whose projects use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures.

We are particularly interested in projects that address the goal of reaching beyond the border between the academy and the larger public. We also encourage applications from scholars using the open source multimodal authoring and publishing platform Scalar for long-form digital scholarship; the Simpson Center is an affiliate of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, which developed Scalar.

Students will receive $6,500 in summer salary (including benefits) as well as a research budget of $2,000, which may be used for travel, purchase of digital collections, participation in digital humanities workshops, etc.


UW doctoral students who have completed their master’s degrees by the deadline for application and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award. Please contact the Simpson Center if you have questions about your eligibility.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.