Students wishing to focus their Fellowship on a particular issue or area are encouraged to propose a self-designed or research internship. Note: All internships must be remote for summer 2021.
Deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2021 for International Self-Designed; Sunday, March 7, 2021 U.S. Self-Designed
Students can design remote internships with host organizations based within the United States or around the world.
Self-designed internships provide students with a chance to get creative and focus on their particular interests in collaboration with individuals, groups and/or organizations based within the United States or around the world. Students sometimes build upon previous internships or volunteer engagements, and sometimes intern with organizations in their home communities. Students pursuing this option are required to be welcomed into the work by the organization, and must provide a letter of invitation. The self-designed fellowship application prompts students to articulate how their host organization’s work connects to the CPGC mission, and how the student is prepared for ethical engagement to advance that work.
While students are invited to seek out internships through their own networks and communities, internships offered through faculty or alumni connections that students can pursue are listed below.2021 Self-Designed Internships Self-Designed Internships Application
Deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2021 for International Research; Sunday, March 7, 2021 U.S. Research
How you link your studies to events in the "real world" matters.
Research internships give Haverford and Bryn Mawr students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves with issues of contemporary and historical significance while pursuing their passions.
The CPGC prefers to fund research that is related to a senior thesis. However, if there is a strong need to pursue research related to another stream of studies, students are welcome to present their ideas in a meeting with the relevant program manager.
Students who have received funding in the past have noted that the experience greatly enhanced their understanding of the issues they were investigating and significantly enriched their thesis work.
CPGC research internships take a variety of forms, from archival research towards a senior thesis to participatory action research with social change activists. We have found that those students who base their research with NGOs or teams of academics actively pursuing research have a more productive and positive experience than those whose proposals are only for archival research.Research Internships Application
Deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2021 for International Senior Bridge; Sunday, March 7, 2021 U.S. Senior Bridge
This internship provides the opportunity for seniors to investigate issues of peace and social justice following their graduation from Haverford. Awards are given on a competitive basis to graduating seniors who make a compelling case for how this experience will inform and transform what they will be doing after graduation and how it will act as a bridge to what they intend to do after the internship is completed.