Summer Opportunities

Democracy Summer Fellowship

Building on the Ash Center’s longstanding legacy of connecting HKS students to the world of practice, the center is launching a new summer student fellowship program starting in the summer of 2022 to connect students with government practitioners, nonprofits, and others working to advance innovative approaches to supporting democracy and democratic governance. Summer fellowships will be fully funded and cover all travel and living expenses through the duration of the program. 

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Summer Fellowship 

The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development hosts summer fellowships that support the priorities of Native nations and help students learn about, and contribute to the advancement of, good tribal governance.  Because Native nations are active in all aspects of self-determined governance, they often have to develop expertise in a comprehensive set of policies and departments to address:  access to resources; the persistence of economic barriers that hinder the advancement of tribal nations and individuals; development of tribal codes and regulations; interactions with non-tribal jurisdictions such as states, and the federal government; the need to nurture tribal culture and traditions; and a range of other concerns that are essential to the strengthening of native nations.  

China Programs Student Research Grant 

The China Public Policy Program encourages and assists students with an interest in China from Harvard Kennedy School and from across Harvard University by supporting internships, independent research, and other forms of study conducted in China.

Vietnam Program Student Internship 

The Vietnam Program invites first-year MPP, MPA, or MPA/ID students to intern at the Fulbright School, a Ho Chi Minh City-based center for public policy research.