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Funding for Experiential Learning and Unpaid Internships


Criteria for eligibility vary from program to program. Typically, recipients must be returning to campus for at least one term after completion of their projects. Check the details with the office associated with the grant in which you are interested.

Financing Your Internship

Grant ceilings vary but may be up to $5,000.

Students on Dartmouth financial aid may be eligible for additional funding based on current need. If your proposal is accepted by more than one department or program, you will be required to choose only one grant.

Every student's financial situation is unique. We encourage all financial aid recipients considering an internship to talk with the program coordinators and his/her financial aid officer. Your financial aid officer can help you to explore alternative ways of covering your leave term earnings expectation. We'll explore every possibility to help make your plan a reality.

Center for Professional Development

63 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, 646-2215

The forms in this section, which can also be picked up in the Center for Professional Development, are provided here for downloading in Adobe's PDF format, for which you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader program to read and print. If you don't have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download it here, free of charge.


  • The application deadline for Summer internships is Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • See our FAQs page for more information.
  • The Student Experiential Learning Fund (SELF) is directed by the Center for Professional Development (CPD). The fund supports students’ skill, confidence, and capacity building through unpaid or low-paid, intentional experience with and critical reflection on: Internships and externships, non-Dartmouth research opportunities, and social sector and direct service experiences.
  • Please note, if you have not secured your internship to date, you are still eligible to apply for funding through SELF. If granted funding, you will need to provide documentation of proof for your experience before we can disburse funds.

M.R. Robinson

  • The application deadline for Spring internships is Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
  • The application deadline for Summer internships is Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • For work in educational media or children’s media or work that directly benefits at-risk or inner-city children, or trains teachers.
  • Robinson Application Form (PDF File)

E.H. Fisher

  • The application deadline for Summer internships is Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
  • For work in advertising, public relations or publishing.
  • Fisher Application Form (PDF File)

Rockefeller Center

101 Rocky, 646-2201

Rockefeller Public Affairs and Public Policy

  • For internships in non-profit and public sectors, with a clear tie to public policy. Completion of the Management & Leadership Development Program is highly recommended for those applying for internship funding.

First-Year Fellows Program

  • Program specifically for first-year students interested in the field of public policy. Students complete Public Policy 5 and a statistical methods course, participate in pre-internship training, and are matched with an alumni mentor for a summer fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Tucker Center

S. Fairbanks, 646-3780

CROSS Fellowship (Christians Reaching Out in Service to Society) 

  • Through the CROSS (Christians Reaching Out in Service to Society) Fellowship program, selected Dartmouth undergraduates invest in their personal growth and liberal arts education by serving others in need in the context of serving a Christian faith-based organization with a preference for work on the continent of Africa.

Summer Internship

  • A summer internship opportunity for undergraduates to engage in service work for a U.S., faith-based non-profit or non-governmental organization.

Dickey Center

141 Haldeman, 646-2023

Dickey International Internships

  • For internships in countries other than the intern’s home country. Applicants should demonstrate how the internship will enhance the international dimensions of their academic work.

Global Health Internships & Fellowships *

  • For international internships and research fellowships with Global Health Initiative partner sites.

Institute for Security, Technology, & Society (ISTS)

044 Sudikoff, 646-0700

ISTS-Neukom Institute Grant

  • For internships in information technology that specifically focus on topics related to security and privacy or the development of novel computational techniques as well as the application of computational methods to problems in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Other Opportunities

Additional internships and research funding, for resident-term, leave-term, and post-graduation opportunities, are available through the following campus departments: