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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 herePlease ensure that your proposal details how your project abides by the Harvard’s travel policies. Additionally, for the summer session, LMSAI will also consider virtual grant proposals. If you have any questions, please contact Selmon Rafey, Program Manager, at .

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. Student applications for internship grants with organizations based in India whose work and mission benefits the public of India at large will now be eligible for grants provided by the Mittal Institute’s India Office. Please note that there is no separate application process for grants provided by the India Office.

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. In addition, for grant applications to intern with organizations based in India, please describe how your work and the organization’s mission benefit the general public in India.
  • 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 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. In addition, for grant applications to intern with organizations based in India, please describe how your work and the organization’s mission benefit the general public in India.
  • 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 Coordinator, at srafey@fas.harvard.edu)