Internship Funding

All public policy concentrators at the Taubman Center have the opportunity to apply for two internship stipend awards: 

Happy and John Hazen White, Sr. Internship

Up to ten White award recipients receive $3,500 for an eight-week summer internship. Stipends are awarded based on academic performance and on the proposed integration of the internship with future academic work. Preference will be given to students who have not already received a White award. You may apply for a White internship without having secured a definite position with an organization (you may list several options on the application), however, you must have a position with an approved organization no later than mid-May to receive funding. Applications for summer 2015 internships will be due in April, 2015.

Read what former interns had to say about their experiences.

Governor Frank Licht Internship

Each year one or two public policy concentrators are named Governor Frank Licht interns and work in the office of the governor of Rhode Island for a full year. Licht interns may receive academic credit for the spring semester (when the time commitment will be greatest) and a stipend of $2,500 through an endowment by the family of the late Governor Frank Licht ’38. Applications for the academic year 2014-2015 are due to to Isabel Costa,, no later than September 19, 2014.

Read about a previous Licht intern's experience: Oliver Rosenbloom PPAI '13: Discovering Career Options through the Licht Internship.