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This section is intended to assist students who want to apply for unpaid internships and community service positions. The goals of the section is to provide resources to students who wish to conduct research or hold internships, but need financial assistance to make it happen. If you hear of other funding opportunities besides those listed here, send our office an email to ann.greaney-williams ( and let us know.

Tufts Career Services Summer Internship Grants
Funding will be available for up to 40 students doing unpaid internships for a minimum of 350 hours over the summer. These funds offer students the opportunity to explore career fields and gain experience. Selected students will receive $3,500. Students must secure an internship prior to the application deadline. Please click here for deadlines and more information.
Learn more about creating a strong application for a summer grant.

Additional Funding Resources / Tips for Finding Additional Funding:

Tisch Active Citizenship Summer Fellows Program
Tufts Summer Scholars Program
Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund
Institute for Global Leadership – Empower program
Mass Life Sciences Center Paid Internship Program
Mass Clean Energy Paid Internship Program
Foundation Directory Online Professional

(Off-campus users must log-in to Tisch Library Resources) Use this directory to search for organizations that provide grants to fund internships.
Corporate & Start-Up Intern Grants:
Bain Capital Ventures StartUp Academy
Engineering Fellows

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Fellowships in the Environment

US Department of Energy Global Change Education Program