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Internship Grants

As a result of COVID-19, Harvard University has prohibited most university-sponsored travel; that also includes travel relating to student grants. As such, we will only be reviewing applications that can be done virtually. If you have any questions regarding which projects and funding would be acceptable as a result, please contact Selmon Rafey, Program Coordinator, at srafey@fas.harvard.edu

Internship grants are awarded to students who choose to work with specific organizations on a project developed by either the organization or in collaboration with the internship-site. Students can either work with an organization of their choice or choose from previous Mittal Institute partner organizations for internship opportunities.

Preference is given to Mittal Institute partnered organizations. Summer internships should be around 8 weeks.

Please note: This opportunity is only available to enrolled graduate and undergraduate students at Harvard University.

Past Internship Partners

 

Angela Thurston at Aasha Foundation

Angela Thurston at Aasha Foundation

Application Instructions

Undergraduate Students:

All application materials should be uploaded and submitted via CARAT.

  • Completed Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute Summer Session Funding for Undergraduates
  • Letter of acceptance detailing the terms of your internship (must include name of the organization, supervisor information, dates of proposed internship)
  • 750 word proposal detailing your rationale for pursuing this project
  • Current one-page resume
  • Current transcript (unofficial printout is okay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Your recommenders may upload their letter directly to the CARAT system or email them to Selmon Rafey, Program Coordinator, at srafey@fas.harvard.edu)

Graduate Students:

All application materials should be uploaded and submitted via CARAT.

  • Completed Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute Summer Session Funding for Graduate Students 
  • 750-word proposal outlining your rationale for pursuing this project
  • Letter of acceptance from an in-region organization detailing the terms of your internship (must include name of the organization, supervisor information, dates of proposed internship)
  • A current resume/CV
  • Current transcript (unofficial is okay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Your recommenders may upload their letter directly to the CARAT system or email them to Selmon Rafey, Program Coordinator, at srafey@fas.harvard.edu)