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 300 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 2018

Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award Tisch Library has developed an award recognizing outstanding undergraduate use of the library’s collections, resources and services in the production of an exemplary research project. February 2018
IR Research Scholars Program This scholarship pairs rising seniors with faculty mentors who guide a summer research project abroad in preparation for a Senior Honors Thesis, Directed Research Project, senior seminar paper, Fulbright proposal or other significant research paper in the senior year. March 2018
Institute for Global Leadership - Empower Program Empower Fellowships (3 types) - Social Entrepreneurship Grants, Internships and Research TBA
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 2018
Tisch Summer Fellows International Program Supports undergraduate, graduate and professional students working on creative, self-designed projects with an active citizenship theme. TSF provides financial support to help students bring their international initiatives to life. We recommend that TSF projects be led by a group of two or more Tufts undergraduate, graduate or professional school students, although individuals with very strong proposals are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted from official and unofficial Tufts groups or organizations. January 2018
Tufts Summer Scholars Program Funds rising juniors and seniors to pursue ten-week independent research projects. As part of the program, you will work closely with a faculty mentor to create a poster to present at a poster session in the fall. Summer Scholars then present the next stage of your research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring. Often, the summer project will culminate in your senior honors thesis. March 2018


Other Resource/Program
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 2018 internships will be in January 2018
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.  March 2018
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.  Applications available in September 2017 and beyond for various programs
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.