Summer Unpaid Domestic Internship Grants

MHR, MPP, and MURP students completing unpaid or underpaid domestic internships during the summer in government agencies or nonprofit organizations are eligible for several Humphrey School grants.

Stembler-Ebert Internship Grants

Through a generous donation from Humphrey School alumnus Paul Stembler and his wife Mary Ebert, two awards of $2500 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.

Naftalin Internship Grants (Not currently available)

Through generous donations from the Arthur Naftalin family, awards of up to $2000 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.

George A. Warp Internship Grants

Through a generous donation from the George Warp family, awards of up to $2000 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.

Pillsbury Internship Grants

Through generous donations to the Pillsbury Internship Fund, awards of up to $1000 are available to assist some Humphrey Institute students who wish to do domestic internships in government agencies or nonprofit organizations where those organizations are unable to support students financially.

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.

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 $3000 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.

Eligibility

Any student currently enrolled in good standing in the Masters program in human rights, planning or public policy (MHR, MPP or MURP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is eligible to apply.  Students who have already fulfilled the internship requirement, waived that requirement, or students in the MS, 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 semester.  These grants do not support international internships or internships at for-profit organizations.

Application Procedure

There is one application to cover all grant awards.  Applications deadlines are in the mid-April to mid-May timeframe. Awards are announced within two weeks of the deadline. Applications include a one page career goals statement, Unofficial U of M transcript, budget statement and documentation of internship offer. Details about the application procedure will be sent via the Career & Professional Development email list-serve [HHH-CSO]. Please send any questions to hhhcs@umn.edu.