The Evans School has approximately 8 to 10 fellowship awards for enrolled students pursuing unpaid or low-paid full-time summer internships in 2019. Each fellowship award is $5,000. Students can apply for multiple fellowships for which they meet the stated criteria, but students can be awarded only one internship fellowship.  

Applications for Summer 2019 Internship Fellowships closed on May 1, 2019.

Internship Fellowship Awards for Summer 2019

We anticipate being able to award at least one fellowship from each of the following funds:

  • The Advisory Board Endowed Fund for Experiential Learning: to be awarded to an Evans School student working in an internship in the public or nonprofit sector.
  • The Elaine Chang Endowed Fellowship for International Peace & Development and the Paul M. Rucker Endowed Fellowship for International Education ("Chang+Rucker"): to be awarded to an Evans School student conducting an internship in international development, international education, and/or peace studies. Preference is given to students with internships outside of the United States.
  • The Cynthia L. and David S. Harrison Endowed Fellowship for Environmental Policy Interns (“Harrison”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship with an organization or agency which endeavors to define policy solutions that mitigate the impact of global environmental change on local and regional scales, and/or that increase the resilience of biological, chemical, geophysical, atmospheric, economic and social systems. 
  • The Evans School Internship Fund (“Evans”): to be awarded to an Evans School student working in an unpaid or low-paid internship. 
  • The Morton Kroll Fellowship (“Kroll”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship in the field of public arts management and/or at local community arts organizations. 
  • The Harry A. and Ann L. Pryde Endowed Fellowship (“Pryde”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship in the field of national or global policy, with preference given to those with internships in Washington D.C.
  • The Hubert G. Locke Fellowship in Social Justice (“Locke”): to be awarded to an Evans School student pursuing an internship with domestic organizations devoted to social justice and working to address the problems, issues, and needs confronting the poor and dispossessed. Students and organizations working in urban inner city or economically depressed rural communities are of special interest and preference is given to local organizations. 

Award Requirements

  • All currently enrolled Evans School MPA students graduating in December 2019 or later who have completed at least one full quarter of Evans School coursework are eligible to apply.
  • Selection will be based on academic merit and the merits of the student's proposal as it relates to the particular fellowship award criteria.
  • Students can apply for any award for which they meet the stated requirements; but no student will receive more than one award.
  • Awards are intended to support full-time summer internships of 400 hours or more.  Internships that are at least 300 hours may still be considered.
  • Students who receive and accept an award must:
    • Share internship information by the start date of the internship with Career Development team through completion of Internship Form, and subsequent paperwork in EvansJobs
    • Remain engaged with the Evans School by responding to periodic and potential requests from the Internship Committee and/or Career Development for updates or information on the experience
    • Write a thank you note to the fellowship donor, including a summary of the experience and on-the-job photo (Evans School Advancement staff will contact award recipients about this process).
    • Be in good academic standing.
    • Fulfill all other obligations outlined in the award offer.

Application

  • An online application will be made available (with a link from this webpage) on April 1, 2019. Should you wish to start thinking about the application prior to April 1st, please note that the application will include several elements, including a narrative essay (no more than 2 pages) asking students to share: (a) a narrative description of the internship and its significance to the student; (b) anticipated goals/outcomes of the internship for both the student and the organization; (c) how the internship relates to, and will further, the professional goals of the student; (d) description of how the financial support of an Evans School Internship Fellowship Award will beneficially impact the student, including making note of whether any other supplementary financial support or compensation is expected in connection to this internship.
  • The application deadline is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
  • Students who submit an application by the deadline will be notified by Friday, May 17, in regard to whether or not they have been selected for a Summer 2019 Internship Fellowship.

Additional Information

  • View the full MPA Internship Fellowship Information Session from March 14, 2019.
  • For more information, contact the Evans School Internship Committee at evansfellowships@uw.edu or 206.221.8675.
  • Applications will be reviewed and award decisions made by the Evans School Internship Committee, comprised of Evans School staff from the Advancement & Alumni Relations and Finance & Administration teams, as well as a student representative.
  • As there are limited Fellowships to award, the Internship Committee strongly encourages students to explore paid internship opportunities or alternative sources of funding for unpaid and low-paid internships.