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Farrell Summer Experiential Learning Grants

The Political Science Department provides financial support for rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors to engage in summer experiential learning related to their political science studies. To be eligible, students must be continuing their Northwestern studies the following academic year (graduating students are not eligible to apply). Experiences could include an internship at a non-profit public service organization, NGO, political campaign, or other similar unpaid opportunity. Support is not provided for undergraduate research. Students planning to conduct summer research should apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant or a Ted and Cora Ginsberg Research Grant instead.

The grant funds will be awarded as a reimbursement for expenses. Students should not expect to rely exclusively on these funds for summer funding. Applicants must be specific and forthcoming regarding other available sources of financial support. Students' financial need for the summer may be taken into account in determining award amounts.

Upon completion of the summer experience, award recipients should submit to Briana Martinez a two-page description of their internship or program describing how the experience contributed to their study of political science.

How to Apply

Interested students must submit an online application The following must be attached at the bottom of the online application:

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for Summer 2023 are: 

How Political Science Students Used their Farrell Summer Grants 

Anthony Bergren

Teresa Balistreri

Lauryn Schmelzer