Summer Internship & Travel Support

Undergraduate Summer Internship Support

JRCPPF Undergraduate Associates are eligible to apply for funding to support summer internships in the areas of financial markets and public policy in the U.S. or abroad. The internships must be the non-profit or public sector, unpaid, full-time, and last a minimum of 4 weeks. Internship grants vary from $2,600 to 6,500. The funding opportunity will be posted on SAFE in February as "Public Policy and Finance Summer Internships". You must apply by April 30th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Center awards 4-5 such grants each year.

**The University's policies during the COVID-19 pandemic preclude funding for international travel. Domestic travel will be funded on a very limited basis.

Graduate Student Travel Grants

JRCPFF Graduate Associates are eligible to apply for travel grants to attend a professional or scholarly conference at which they are presenting. The Center awards up to $600 per fiscal year for eligible travel-related expenses (transportation, accommodation), consistent with the university’s travel policy.

In order to qualify, students must:

  • be regularly enrolled MPA, MPP, or Ph.D. candidates at the time of application and at the time of their proposed presentation, and be JRCPPF student associates; 
  • have been invited to deliver a paper or poster that represents their own work. (Serving as a discussant or respondent on a panel, giving a job talk, etc., do not qualify for support;)
  • submit and document an application to the Graduate School for conference funding in the current year (Dean's Fund for Scholarly Travel), as well as documentation that funding from the Department of Economics or the Woodrow Wilson School is exhausted or unavailable.
  • If conference travel funding is available from conference organizers, students must document an application for this funding.

Applications, along with all supporting documentation, should be submitted in SAFE (JRCPPF Graduate Student Conferences) at least two weeks prior to the travel date.