Summer Unpaid Domestic Internship Grants
Master of Human Rights, Master of Public Policy, and Master of Urban and Regional Planning students completing unpaid or underpaid domestic internships during the summer in government agencies or nonprofit organizations are eligible for several Humphrey School grants.
Byron G. (Barney) Allen Internship Grants for Governance and Politics
Through a generous donation from Barney Allen, awards of up to $1,000 are available to assist Humphrey School students with demonstrated financial need who undertake internships with government entities, political campaigns, or political parties in Minnesota.
George A. Warp Internship Grants
Through a generous donation from the George Warp family, awards of up to $2,000 are available to assist some Humphrey School students who wish to do domestic internships in an organization that is unable to support the student financially. Priority consideration will be given to students who are working full time and doing their internship within a Minnesota government agency.
Jane C. Freeman Rural Policy Internship
Through generous donations to the Freeman Center Project Fund, awards of up to $4,000 are available to assist Humphrey School students who seek to learn more about and work in rural development policy while participating in unpaid or underpaid internships at government or nonprofit organizations.
Lee Munnich Internship Grants
Through generous donations in honor of Lee Munnich's retirement after 25 years of directing the State and Local Policy Program, one award of $3,000 is available to assist a Humphrey School student who wishes to do an unfunded or partially funded internship with a focus on innovation and change in policy or planning. Students receiving the awards will be encouraged to present the outcomes and lessons learned at the end of the internship to Lee Munnich and other guests.
Naftalin Internship Grants (Not currently available)
Through generous donations from the Arthur Naftalin family, awards of up to $2,000 are available to assist some Humphrey School students who wish to do domestic internships in government agencies or nonprofit organizations where those organizations are unable to support students financially.
Pillsbury Internship Grants
Through generous donations to the Pillsbury Internship Fund, awards of up to $1,000 are available to assist some Humphrey School students who wish to do domestic internships in government agencies or nonprofit organizations where those organizations are unable to support students financially.
Stembler-Ebert Internship Grants
Through a generous donation from Humphrey School alumnus Paul Stembler and his wife Mary Ebert, two awards of $2,500 are available to assist two Humphrey School students who wish to do domestic internships in nonprofit organizations where those organizations are unable to support students financially. Students receiving the awards are required to send a note of thanks to Paul and Mary.
Any student currently enrolled in good standing in the masters program in human rights, public policy, or urban planning (MHR, MPP or MURP) at the Humphrey School is eligible to apply. Students who have already fulfilled the internship requirement, waived that requirement, or who are in the MS-STEP, MDP, or MPA programs are not eligible for subsidy funds (since those degrees do not require internships).
The internship for which funding is requested must be in hand at the time of application and must satisfy the standards for the School’s internship requirement: 1) primarily at a professional level and 2) related to the student’s academic focus and career goals. The internship cannot be completed with units within the Humphrey School or the University, unless the student can document substantial work outside the School/University.
These awards are meant to support internships during the summer term. These grants do not support international internships or internships at for-profit organizations.
There is one application to cover all grant awards. Details about the application procedure will be sent via the Career & Professional Development email list-serve [HHH-CSO] in March. Applications materials include a one-page career goals statement, unofficial University of Minnesota transcript, budget statement, and confirmation of the internship agreement form. The application deadline and award announcement dates are typically in April and May, respectively. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.