Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities

C3 Undergraduate Fellowships: C3 Undergraduate Fellowships provide rising juniors and seniors from LADO colleges with paid and mentored graduate-level, research experience, plus training about applying to and succeeding in graduate school. Undergraduate fellows experience a new academic and social environment in dynamic and diverse regions of the country by spending eight to nine weeks working with faculty mentors, graduate student mentors, and fellow undergraduate summer researchers at Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; the University of Chicago; or the University of Michigan.


Williams Summer Research Opportunities: Williams offers many opportunities for students to continue their intellectual pursuits during the summer months. Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for summer research and travel fellowships. First-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply for grants that support intensive language study abroad. Interested applicants should attend information sessions offered each fall and during Winter Study. Applications are due early each spring semester for summer funding.


Non-Williams Summer Research Opportunities: Many institutions offer opportunities for students from outside colleges and universities to spend a summer conducting research. These programs provide students with the ability to experience a different campus and interact with scholars from a range of disciplines.


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers: The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. IRT graduates have enjoyed remarkable success securing jobs as K-12 teachers, counselors, and principals, as well as professors, university administrators, and leaders.


The Leadership Alliance: The Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of more than 30 leading research and teaching colleges, universities, and private industry. We are united by a shared vision – to train, to mentor, and to inspire a diverse group of students from a wide range of cultural and academic backgrounds into competitive graduate training programs and professional research-based careers.


Public Policy Programs: Programs like RBSI and PPIA introduce undergraduate students from under-represented racial/ethnic groups to topics in public policy, public administration, international affairs, and other fields. These programs help to prepare students to pursue advanced degrees and conduct research in these areas of study.


Post-Baccalaureate Programs: Post-baccalaureate programs provide a wide range of courses for indivudals who have already received a bachelor’s degree. These are not tradiational graduate programs and instead offer continuing education courses either to prepare students for a professional school (i.e. medical school) or to receive a second bachelor’s degree. Most programs are very flexible and last from 8 months to 1 year.