Internship Funding

Tufts offers several options for summer funding for unpaid summer internships, individual research, and projects abroad. Here's a list of opportunities:

Tufts Career Center Summer Internship Grants

The Career Center funds 40-50 undergraduate students each summer doing unpaid internships for a minimum of 350 hours. These funds offer students the opportunity to explore career fields and gain experience. Selected students will receive $3,500. Students must secure an internship prior to the deadlines.

Tufts Career Center Summer Internship Grant Program

Additional Internship Funding Resources

Tufts Resource/Program
Anne E. Borghesani Memorial Prize An incentive award that enables the recipient(s) to undertake a research project, internship, volunteer activity, or plan of study in any field involving international issues.

February 26, 2016

Dean's Student Grant Program for Engineering Projects Dean Linda Abriola has established the Dean's Grant Program to provide resources for student organizations in need of additional funding for conferences, design competitions, equipment purchases, community projects, or activities that simply enrich the overall educational experience at Tufts. October 16, 2015 for fall semester awards and January 29, 2016 for spring semester awards
Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund You can request funding for your senior theses or other proposals that emphasize original research that is directly supervised by a Tufts faculty member.  Rolling deadline
Institute for Global Leadership - Empower Program Empower Fellowships (3 types) - Social Entrepreneurship Grants, Internships and Research April 6, 2016
Lily Glidden Award An award given to undergraduate or graduate students who have passion for the natural world and a plan to explore it on their own terms. The goal of this award is to help students clear financial hurdles so they can step out of their comfort zone and pursue their dreams. March 1 (annually)
Tisch - Foundation Grants to Individuals A book available in the Tufts University library. Varies
Tisch Summer Fellows Program Offers substantive internships that allow Tufts students to gain real-world skills, grow their networks, and explore career paths while building stronger communities on a local, national, or international level. Domestic and International deadlines TBA
Tufts Summer Scholars Program Funds for rising juniors and seniors to pursue ten-week independent research projects and work closely with a faculty mentor.  March 4, 2016


Other Resource/Program
Diverse Opportunities Newsletter View current and past issues for links to scholarships, fellowships and other funded programs. N/A
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Funds research experiences at Department of Energy labs for sophomores through graduating seniors pursuing STEM field careers Deadline for summer 2017 internships will be in January 2017
Hope Fund Scholarships Internship funding for first year and sophomore NYC residents working with Brooklyn-based organizations February 26, 2016
DC Summer Intern Scholarship for Women Funded by the B.A. Rudolph Foundation,
the Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship is a $4500 scholarship for female undergraduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area. Internships must be in the centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. 
April 15, 2017
Mass Clean Energy Paid Internship Program A nationally recognized, award-winning workforce development initiative offered by MassCEC and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC). Rolling deadline; applications available early March
KPCB Fellows A summer-long program featuring events hosted by KPCB and mentoring from Silicon Valley engineering leaders.  September 30, 2016 (Engineering Fellows); January 31, 2017 (Design Fellows; Product Fellows)
Mass Life Sciences Center Paid Internship Program The program facilitates the placement of students and recent graduates considering career opportunities in the life sciences in paid internships across the state.  Rolling deadline
MassTech Intern Partnership Program Internship funding for digital technology startups that are headquartered in MA and have 100 or fewer employees. Rolling deadline


Talk to a career advisor about your ideas for obtaining internship funding.