- Typically, students can only receive funding from one College sponsored source.
- The College will not fund projects in locations with a Level 4 travel warning from the U.S. State Department. Travel to locations with a Level 3 warning must be approved by the College’s Travel Council.
- The Travel Council recognizes that in some cases, study or experience abroad in the home country of an international student may be appropriate and desirable for research or internship opportunities. In cases that have been approved by the sponsoring office, such experiences are permitted, as long as the student formally acknowledges that the College's emergency travel insurance will not cover such a situation. Students will be required to sign a waiver confirming that they understand that the College will not be able to guarantee their evacuation, including return to Haverford to resume study, in a situation of crisis.
- International students (F-1) applying for College sponsored funding to intern at an organization in the U.S. must meet with Denise Allison very early in the intern application process in order to apply for the required F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students who have not spoken to Denise Allison by the week of February 18 will not be eligible to receive the college funding.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled students when applying and enrolled the semester after receiving the grant. Students on Dean's Leave are not eligible to apply for funding.
- Funding to support travel to a students’ home country or hometown from Haverford College for summer internships may be considered but is not guaranteed. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Major factors taken into consideration when reviewing requests include but are not exclusive of:
- opportunities not found elsewhere,
- benefit to their community,
- benefit to the organization,
- benefit to their curricular experience.
College Funding for Summer Experiences
Andrew Silk Summer Journalism Internship
Deadline: April 1, 2021
The Andrew D. Silk 1975 Memorial Fund, established in 1982 by family and friends of Andrew D. Silk of the Class of 1975, provides a summer internship to a Haverford or Bryn Mawr student interested in pursuing a career in print or journalism.
Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Fellowships
Deadlines: Early February
The CPGC supports a robust range of domestic and international summer internships through Fellowships for Global Citizenship. Fellowships for Global Citizenship have been developed to widen and deepen Haverford's connections with social change organizations around the world. Fellowships encourage a collaborative approach to addressing social justice, human rights, and environmental issues. Each Fellowship engages a year-long cycle that includes:
- preparatory programs in the spring semester
- an 8-10 week internship in the summer
- a specially-designed re-entry course in the fall semester
Deborah Lafer-Scher International Internship
Provides a summer stipend to assist with living and travel expenses associated with pursuing a relevant international experience outside the United States and preferably outside the North America Hemisphere.
F. Page Newton History Fund
Deadline: End of March
Provides support for students to conduct archival and on-site research and to develop skills used by historians. Open to junior and senior history majors.
Gertrude Albert Heller Memorial Grant
Deadline: April 1, 2021
The Gertrude Heller Endowment Fund is an internship fund established by Martin Heller of the Class of 1954 used to encourage students to work with the neurologically impaired in direct care, research, public health, policy, prevention, and education efforts.
Summer Incubator; Haverford Innovations Program
Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST
The Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) works to catalyze the creative and strategic thinking of students around a problem, need, or question, with the goal of fostering new solutions and opportunities through creative entrepreneurial learning projects.
In summer 2021, HIP will pilot the Innovation Incubator for one team of students working on a collaborative project. An 8-week program, the Innovation Incubator will support that team’s project development, with the goal of significantly advancing that concept’s readiness and marketability. Such projects are designed and defined broadly, and the end result may take the form of a marketable product, a creative work for public release, an organization or company, or another form of social innovation.
More information, preview the application, find out more about past participants: hav.to/incubator
Haverford MI3_SVC Philadelphia Internship Program (MI3_SVC)
Funded by a foundation set up by a Haverford alum to encourage Haverford students to engage in an 8–10 week summer work experience related to social entrepreneurial endeavors and/or impact investing activities. The internship program fosters hands-on experiences, learning-by-doing, exposure to the nuts and bolts of starting up a business and mentorship by a leading entrepreneur in the field. The intent of the program is to provide appropriate stipends, and living expenses if necessary, for summer work experiences for which students might not otherwise receive the funding that their financial commitments require. It is designed for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year (rising juniors and rising seniors).
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities
The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities supports several internship and research opportunities during the summer for currently enrolled students and recent graduates. Students can apply to the Center directly for internships to work with community-based arts and humanities non-profits through the Philly Partners program, or they can propose their own self-designed internship. If a student is interested in doing independent research (usually in support of a senior thesis), they can apply for the Summer Research Fellowship, or they can be sponsored by a faculty member as a Summer Research Assistant. Additionally, HCAH fully funds students who apply to and are accepted into the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s internship program. The deadlines and applications are different for each program. For questions, contact nfernandez [at] haverford.edu (Noemí Fernández), HCAH Program Manager.
- Asian Arts Initiative: TBA
- Summer Research Fellowship: February 22, 2021
- Philly Partners Internships: February 22, 2021
- Woody Guthrie Center Archives: TBA
- Self-Designed Internships: February 22, 2021
- PMA Internship: TBA
KINSC Summer Scholars
Deadline: February 21, 2021
The KINSC Summer Scholars program provides financial support for students who are able to secure unpaid laboratory research positions or public policy internships that have a significant natural science component. For the summer 2021, the KINSC will fund Summer Scholars for both on-campus and third-party (off-campus) hosted research opportunities.
The KINSC supports Scholars in any of the seven departments housed in the KINSC: Astronomy/Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics/Statistics, and Psychology. Students in all class years are welcome to apply for this opportunity; however, funding is not available for students who will graduate before the summer of '21.
To successfully complete the KINSC Summer Scholars application for an on-campus research position, a student must communicate with their intended Haverford faculty research mentor and have a clear understanding of their summer research project before applying.
The Libraries Internships
Deadlines: March 1
The Libraries offers a range of student internship to work on a variety of deep and original research projects. Students are paired with a subject expert in the library to work closely on a project that develops their research and scholarship capacity, advances their critical literacy skills, and simultaneously gives them a meaningful product for their portfolio. Projects may include: curating an exhibition, researching and writing an essay, developing and engaging in a digital scholarship project, or creating another self-directed project. Faculty may also serve as partners on many of the projects.
Primary Care Pre-Medical Internships
Deadline: February 22, 2021
The Primary Care Pre-Medical Internship was established by Steven M. Jaharis '82 in 2000 to provide summer stipends to pre-health students interested in delivery of primary health care through medicine, public and community health and health policy social justice opportunities. Working in these types of internships will expose students and help them become more passionate about issues that impact patients' primary care health needs in today's complex health care delivery systems.
This internship is open to first year, sophomore and junior students. To apply to this self-designed internship program, you must find your own clinical setting and mentor. Please contact Leslie Wood in the Health Professions Advising Office to get information about completed internships and their contact information for the past few years.
Research Opportunities with Faculty - Provost's Office
In addition to these internships and grants, the College also funds summer research assistantships in which students collaborate in the research and scholarly projects of faculty members. Check directly with specific faculty for availability.
Smart Family Internship Grant
Deadline: April 1, 2021
The Smart Family Internship grant provides one summer internship to a Haverford student interested in pursuing a career in communications.
Deadline: April 1, 2021
Provides a summer stipend to a current sophomore and junior involved in public interest projects in the Philadelphia area.
Whitehead Internship Program
Partner Deadline: January 31
Self-design Deadline: February 22
Funded by a Haverford alumnus, honoring John C. Whitehead '43, to encourage Haverford students, who have completed their sophomore or junior year (rising juniors and rising seniors), to engage in a summer work experience related to entrepreneurial endeavors, small business enterprise, venture capital or investment finance activities.
VCAM Design + Making Collaborative
This summer the Fellowship team will be partnering with Playful Learning Landscapes (PLL). PLL is committed to fostering the creation of playful learning infrastructure and activities in the everyday urban spaces where children and families gather. By infusing our cities with playful learning opportunities, we can enhance children’s cognitive and social development, better preparing them for success in the 21st-century.
Students participating in the summer fellowship will design, prototype and create playful learning landscapes. The work will be informed by the design principles and ethos of the PLL team. It will both be hands on and digital with the ultimate goal of creating safe and durable physical objects that encourage play.
You will need to have a resume and a cover letter ready to attach when applying. Email dwatson1 [at] haverford.edu with questions.
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
Disclaimer: The information listed herein is presented by the Center for Career and Professional Advising as a service to our users. This information should not be construed as an endorsement of the organizations offering the internship or employment opportunity. Applicants should contact the organizations directly to determine if opportunities are available. Applicants are strongly encouraged to research all employers and/or sponsors.