Every Spring, the Department of Politics offers juniors an opportunity to apply for summer internship and/or thesis-research funding.
Grants are available for internships in governmental or non-profit organizations. Internships must be unpaid, full-time, and last at least eight weeks. The site of the internship may be in this country or abroad. The Department's internship funding is very restricted, and students are encouraged to apply to other internship funds around campus (there are several for which Politics students are eligible).
To take advantage of the one opportunity in which the Department offers thesis-research funding, juniors are encouraged to formulate and propose a thesis topic well in advance so that they might begin such research as early as the summer before their senior year. In the Fall, the Office of the Dean of the College provides seniors one last chance to apply for thesis-research funding. Inasmuch as these resources are limited, it is recommended that students plan ahead to be given full consideration.
To apply for summer funding, you must go through SAFE (Student Activities Funding Engine).