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Summer Internship Grants – Undergraduate Funding

SAI Internship Grants:

These internships should be a minimum of 8 weeks. You are welcome to apply for funding for an internship at a SAI partnered organization or an organization you’ve found on your own. Preference is given to SAI partnered organizations.


Application Components for SAI Undergraduate Internship Funding:

All application materials should be uploaded and submitted via CARAT


  • 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)
  • 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 )


Please visit the SAI Funding FAQ page for important details on the application components.

For questions regarding the grant process, please contact Diana Nguyen,


Application Deadline for SAI Undergraduate Internship Funding: February 9, 2015


Student Videos

Rena Mei, Harvard College ’13, spent her 2012 Summer Internship at St. Jude’s Child Care in Mumbai. Click here for the St. Jude’s Internship Description.

Rena’s summer internship with LMSAI from The South Asia Initiative on Vimeo.

Ginny Fahs , Harvard College ’14, spent her 2012 Summer Internship at SPARC in Mumbai.

Ginny’s summer internship with LMSAI from The South Asia InitiativeThe Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Initiative on Vimeo.


The MOBILIZE! Digital Libraries group, the recipients of the 2012 Omidyar Grant for Innovative Solutions, is composed of Nisha DeolalikarJenna Louie, and Viroopa Volla, of Harvard College, and Karlie Fox-Knudtsen, of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The MOBILIZE! team is advised by Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School.

MOBILIZE! Digital Libraries from The South Asia Initiative on Vimeo.