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Internship Grants

As a result of COVID-19, Harvard University has enacted distinct policies for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers, including travel related to student grants. You can find details on the University travel policy here; please note that vaccinated travelers to CDC Level 4 countries will need to upload a waiver from OVPIA, and unvaccinated travelers will need an OVPIA waiver for any travel. Please ensure that your proposal details how your project abides by the Harvard’s travel policies. Additionally, for the winter session, LMSAI will also consider virtual grant proposals. If you have any questions, 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. Winter internships should be around 3 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 Winter 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)
  • OVPIA waiver for travel (required for travel to CDC Level 4 countries for vaccinated students, and required for any travel for unvaccinated students)

Graduate Students:

All application materials should be uploaded and submitted via CARAT.

  • Completed Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute Winter 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)
  • OVPIA waiver for travel (required for travel to CDC Level 4 countries for vaccinated students, and required for any travel for unvaccinated students)