Internship Grant Opportunities

Funding administered by the Humphrey School

Humphrey School Grants for Unpaid Summer Domestic Internships in Public Service

  • Eligibility: MHR, MPP, and MURP doing unpaid domestic internships during the summer in government agencies or nonprofit organizations. 
  • Announcement: Mid–March
  • Deadline: late April to mid–May

Byron G. (Barney) Allen Internship Grants for Governance and Politics

  • Eligibility: Humphrey School students who undertake internships with government entities, political campaigns, or political parties in Minnesota.
  • Contact: Lea Chittenden, associate program director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

Center on Women & Public Policy Internship Grants

  • Eligibility: Humphrey School students doing domestic or international internships
  • Deadline: May
  • Contact: Debra Fitzpatrick, program director, Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy

David Lucas Travel Grant

  • Eligibility: Students in all HHH master level degree programs doing internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School’s global public policy concentration in the central or southern region of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Announcement: Mid-February
  • Deadline: Late March
  • Contact: Christopher Buckley, associate director, Career Services

Stassen Center for International Affairs Summer Internship Grants

  • Eligibility: Students in all HHH master level degree programs doing internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, international human rights or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School’s global public policy concentration in the United States or abroad.
  • Announcement: Mid-February
  • Deadline: Late March
  • Contact: Christopher Buckley, associate director, Career Services

Other sources of funding and information

Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Awards
Eligibility: MS-STEP and PhD students

Global Programs & Strategy Alliance
Eligibility: Graduate student funding for international activities

Professional Student Government (PSG)
Eligibility: MHR, MPP, MURP, MDP and MPA students

Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships
Eligibility: Master's and professional students only
Deadline: Early February

Office of Career & Professional Development

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455