Summer Opportunities

HKS Student Summer Democracy Fellowships

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. Applications and further information on summer placement opportunities will be available in February 2022. 

The status of the following programs and further details for the summer of 2022 forthcoming:

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.

China Programs Student Research Grants 

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.

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Summer Fellowships 

In 2021, Harvard students were invited to apply for a summer fellowship working with Native American tribes and nations across the US. The projects available provide in-depth, hands-on exposure to development issues faced by American Indians: sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, leadership, health and social welfare, land and water rights, culture and language preservation, religious freedom, finance and budgeting, and education.