The Evans School has seven 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 will be due by the following deadline: 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.​

Internship Fellowship Awards for Summer 2019

  • 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.
  • Award funds typically are disbursed in July.
  • Students who receive and accept an award must:
    • Ensure timely submission of all required internship paperwork, including the Internship Form (must be completed prior to receiving funds), Self-Evaluation, and Supervisor Evaluation.
    • Participate in an internship event, to share reflections on your internship experience, in winter/spring 2020 (Career Development will contact award recipients about this event in fall 2019).
    • Write a thank you note to the fellowship donor and submit a summary of the internship experience and on-the-job photo (Evans School Advancement staff will contact award recipients about this process in spring 2019).
    • 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) in early April 2019. 
  • 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

  • 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.