Undergraduate Applicants

Northwestern students have had previous success with the research and internship opportunities below. See scholarships related to:

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American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants & Fellowships

Scholarships for study in a Scandinavian country. Applicants must have research or study that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Must have completed undergraduate education by the start of the program.

Anatolia College: Liberal Arts, Human & International Relations Fellowships in Thessaloniki, Greece

Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, offers unique Fellowship opportunities for recent college graduates during the academic year – especially those interested in applying their liberal arts, human and international relations skills in an educational setting.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals

One year internship in Germany. All fields can apply, but special consideration given to students in the business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical and agricultural fields.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Funds a year's study or research in more than 150 eligible countries. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree by the beginning date of the grant.

Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Scholarships

Self-designed one-year program in Germany for professional development, study or research. Seniors may apply.

Luce Scholars Program

One-year internship in Asia. Intended for students with no prior experience in Asia.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

Various programs for study and enrichment in Germany.

Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships for year-long study or research in any country that has Rotary clubs to promote international understanding and peace. Contact Stephen Hill at s-hill@northwestern.edu for details.

Arts & Humanities

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Funding for study or independent research in the fields relating to music, art, architecture, dance and theatre. Seniors and recent graduates may apply.

Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship

Funding for one year of advanced music study in Europe. Seniors and recent grads may apply.

Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowships

Week-long Summer Academy open to 15 rising sophomores or juniors. The Summer Academy allows students to immerse themselves in art museums and curatorial practice. The program is open to freshmen and sophomore students who represent ethnically diverse cultures and backgrounds. 

NPR & The Washington Post: Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship

12 weeks at The Washington Post and 12 weeks at NPR, with training in reporting for print, radio and the web. Seniors and recent grads may apply.

Public Policy/Service

Center For Strategic & International Studies Anne Armstrong Leadership Award

Funding for three-month internship at the CSIS. Juniors may apply.

Carnegie Endowment For International Peace Junior Fellows Program

One-year internship at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. Seniors and students in their first year after graduation may apply.

Coro Fellows Program

Nine-month program preparing fellows for leadership roles in public service. Seniors or recent grads may apply. Some graduate or work experience preferred

Green Corps

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post Bachelor Fellowship

Provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to work with researchers on public health projects. Fellowship recipients are provided with on-the-job training, mentoring, education and actual professional employment to help produce strong members of the global health measurement and evaluation field. 

Institute for Women’s Policy Research - Summer Internship

IWPR's summer internship programs are designed to provide participants with challenging work experiences under the guidance and supervision of staff with extensive knowledge of women's policy issues, social science research, and non-profit management.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research - Communications Fellowship

A nine month program during which the Communications Fellow will work with IWPR’s communications team and other IWPR staff members to improve conditions for women by sharing IWPR’s information with a growing network of advocates, policymakers, thought leaders, media representatives, and members of the public.

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

Nine-month program contributing to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women, such as equal pay, higher education and child care, paid leave, economic security. Located in Washington, DC.

One Acre Fund Junior Program Associate

The Buffett Institute is partnering with the One Acre Fund to offer a qualified Northwestern student a 2-year paid field placement supporting their operations in East Africa. The One Acre Fund is a social enterprise organization that serves smallholder farmers with financing, technical assistance and agricultural support services in order to reduce hunger and poverty. Applicants must possess previous field experience.

Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program

Fellowships for State Department internships. Juniors and seniors may apply.

Humanity in Action Program

Fellowship for summer institute on human rights. Sophomores, junior and seniors may apply.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

One-year field and policy work related to fighting hunger. Seniors may apply.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Year-long public service project anywhere in the world. Senior may apply.

Northwestern University Public Interest Program

One-year fellowship to work in Chicago non-profits to create sustainable social change. Seniors may apply.

Princeton in Africa

Year-long service-oriented fellowships in Africa. Seniors may apply.

Princeton in Asia

Year-long service-oriented fellowships in Asia. Seniors may apply.

Princeton in Latin America

Year-long service-oriented fellowships in Latin America. Seniors may apply.

The Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic/Yale Early Social Cognition Lab Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the lab and for completing experimental protocols with infants and toddlers and their families. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA's Health Policy Department with compensatory package that includes an annual salary and excellent health care benefits

Diversity-based/Minority Awards

Harvard's Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)

The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. The conference will help prepare future leaders for study in public policy, particularly those from historically under-served communities and people of color.

Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowships

Week long Summer Academy open to 15 rising sophomores or juniors. The Summer Academy provides students with a unique opportunity to learn in an in-depth way about art museums and curatorial practice. This program is open to freshmen and sophomore students representing ethnically diverse cultures and backgrounds.