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Internship Grants

As a result of COVID-19, Harvard University has provided guidance for Harvard travelers, including travel related to student grants. You can find details on the University travel policy here; please note public health considerations are subject to change and be sure to stay up-to-date on changing travel requirements and policies at your destination. 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 Manager, 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: these are organizations where previous Harvard students have had successful internships, but we also encourage students to consider organizations outside of these suggestions. 

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 acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Your recommenders may upload their letter directly to the CARAT system or email them to Selmon Rafey, Program Manager, 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 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 printout is acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Your recommenders may upload their letter directly to the CARAT system or email them to Selmon Rafey, Program Manager, at srafey@fas.harvard.edu)