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Eligibility: DACA

APS/IBM Research Internship

The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Any student who identifies as a woman and an underrepresented minority is eligible to apply to both internships.
APS/IBM Internship for Undergraduate Women
Applicants must be female, including all students who present or identify as women and/or trans women with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application. Additional eligibility requirements are below.
APS/IBM Internship for Underrepresented Minorities
Applicants must be underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Work or Internship, Grant or Fellowship, Summer
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: DACA, Minority/Underrepresented Groups, Non-US Citizens, Women, Juniors, Sophomores

Caltech WAVE Fellows Program

Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented.  Caltech’s WAVE Fellows Program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.

Categories: STEM
Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Research, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: DACA, Minority/Underrepresented Groups, Sophomores, Women, Juniors

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowships

Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

The Ford Fellowship program provides three years of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.  The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

Fields of Study: Education, Humanities, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors, DACA

Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, DACA

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program helps students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.  PPIA prepares its fellows for public service oriented jobs in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Fields of Study: Education, Humanities, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Service, Study, Summer, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Non-US Citizens, DACA

Research in Industrial Projects (at UCLA) for Students

The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) Program provides an opportunity for talented undergraduate students to work in teams on a real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector. The student team, with support from their academic mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present their results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program.

Categories: STEM
Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Research, Summer
Geographic Region: Domestic, International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: DACA, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores
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