The Rockefeller Internships Program provides resources for undergraduate students interested in leave-term internships in the fields of public policy, public affairs, and social entrepreneurship. Resources include:
Advising to help you narrow down sectors and organizations of interest
Published resources on the Rockefeller Internships Blog such as available internship opportunities and tips from past interns regarding topics such as securing housing
Funding up to $4000 that undergraduate students can apply for to help defray the cost of living expenses associated with their full-time, unpaid, leave-term internship related to public policy, public affairs, or social entrepreneurship
Eligibility Requirements for Funding
Selected internships will have a clear tie to activities which help shape and determine public policy - whether at the local, state, national or international level - while offering the strongest learning and professional development opportunities and exposure to public policy leaders
Students must be interning during a leave term prior to his/her last term at Dartmouth
Internship organization must be a nonprofit or government organization
Applicant is expected to work 30-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks
Internship must be unpaid (a small travel stipend may be permitted)
Interns may only receive Rockefeller Internship funding ONCE in their academic career. Students who were also a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow or Mini-Grants recipient are still eligible for internship funding.
If applying for funding for the same internship from other Centers, such as the Dickey Center, the Tucker Foundation, or the Center for Professional Development, student may accept only ONE grant per term
Eligible 0rganizations include government entities, non-profits, and think tanks focusing policy sectors such as: economics, education, environment, health, international relations, advocacy, development, social reform, and/or law. Internships may take place within the U.S. or worldwide
Internships with campaign organizations or for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding. Examples of for-profit internships that might have a public policy connection but do not meet our funding priorities include: law firms, media/news companies, and consulting firms. We do not fund post-graduation internships
We highly encourage you to set up an advising session with the Rockefeller Internships Program coordinator (contact information below) to confirm your interest in applying to the program and discuss your eligibility before the application deadline.
2015-2016 Application Deadlines
July 22, 2015
October 14, 2015
January 27, 2016
April 27, 2016
Grants are subject to the availability of funds and students may be offered less than their original amount requested. These awards may be considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Please consult your tax professional for further information.
Applications that are received after the deadline are not able to be considered. If you have not heard back from your target host organization as the funding deadline approaches, please contact the Rockefeller Internships Program coordinator for a recommended course of action to remain eligible for funding.
Through the generous support of our donors, the Rockefeller Internships Program includes a number of named internships. Learn more about the Dartmouth Classes and Individual Donors who have contributed funding for internships.
For more information about the Rockefeller Internships Program, Contact: