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Each summer, through meaningful public service internships, over 350 Harvard Kennedy School students earn valuable experience, put their skills and training to work, and deepen their knowledge of the fields and industries they will enter post-graduation. Summer internships generally run between eight and twelve weeks, from late May through August. The Office of Career Advancement provides many avenues for employers to offer summer opportunities to HKS students.
Most organizations will pay interns a stipend for the summer. However, if you are a public or nonprofit organization unable to provide a stipend, the School does provide limited funding to support summer internships. Summer funding deadlines can come as early as February and March, and students often need an offer in hand to apply for funding. Our largest summer funding program for public and NGO internships, for example, has a deadline in late March. A student would need an internship offer (minimum of eight weeks) by mid-March at the latest to apply for this funding.
To consider other avenues of partnership with the HKS Office of Career Advancement, please review our Employer Guide.