Internship Funding

Tufts offers several options for summer funding for unpaid summer internships, individual research, and projects abroad.

General Funding Resources

Internship Funding Resources

  • Career Center Summer Internship Grants

    The Career Center funds 45-50 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 $4,500. Students must secure an internship prior to the deadlines.

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  • Tisch Summer Fellows Program

    The program offers substantive internships that allow students to gain real-world skills, grow their networks, and explore career paths while building stronger communities on a local, national, or international level. TSF fellowships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.

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  • DEC Entrepreneurial Internship Program

    There is no better way to learn how entrepreneurship works than to work in an entrepreneurial setting – and no better time to do so than the summer. The Entrepreneurial Internship Program connects students with summer jobs in entrepreneurial settings.For new ventures who have not raised significant funding or generated significant revenue, who are not able to pay their interns, we offer a limited number of Internship Grants through the Tufts Career Center that pay $4000 per student for a 10-week summer internship.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Program

    A scholarship funding undergrads over the course of two consecutive summers to pursue a research project. Scholars are supported for up to six weeks each summer, working closely with a Tufts faculty mentor. Research projects can focus on a variety of topics, including international projects. Teams working on a common research question may also apply.

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  • Visiting and Early Research Scholar Experience (VERSE) Program

    A 10-week summer research immersion experience open to undergrads who identify as African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. The scholar award includes a stipend, meals, housing, and professional development.

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  • 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.

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  • Tufts Summer Scholars Program

    Funds rising juniors and seniors for ten-week independent research projects. Students work closely with a faculty mentor to create a poster to present in the fall. Summer Scholars then present the next stage of their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring. Often, summer projects will culminate in a senior honors thesis.

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  • 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.

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  • Institute for Global Leadership – Empower Program

    There are three types of Empower Fellowships – Social Entrepreneurship Grants, Internships and Research.

    Deadline: Consult IGL website

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  • 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). Undergrads and Master’s students may apply.

    Deadline: Rolling applications

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  • KPCB Fellows

    A summer-long program featuring events hosted by KPCB and mentoring from Silicon Valley engineering leaders.

    Deadline: Varied Deadlines

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  • MassTech Intern Partnership Program

    Internship funding for digital technology startups that are headquartered in MA and have 100 or fewer employees.

    Deadline: Rolling deadline

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

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