Fund Details
Rockefeller Center Internship Program


The Rockefeller Internships Program provides resources for Dartmouth undergraduate students interested in leave-term internships in the fields of public policy, public affairs, and social entrepreneurship.


  • You must be a current Dartmouth undergraduate student in good standing.
  • Your internship must be performed during a leave term before your final term at Dartmouth.
  • Selected internships will have a clear tie to activities which help shape and determine public policy — whether at the local, state, national or international level — while offering the strongest learning and professional development opportunities and exposure to public policy leaders.
  • The internship organization must be an established nonprofit, certified B-corporation, or government organization.
  • Eligible internships will be full-time: 30 to 40 hours per week for eight to ten weeks.
  • Your internship can be in-person, virtual or hybrid, but must be unpaid or partially paid.
  • You may only receive Rockefeller internship funding once in your academic career. You are still eligible for funding if you were previously a Rockefeller Center First-Year Fellow or Mini-Grants recipient.
  • If applying for internship funding from other centers, such as the Dickey Center or the Center for Professional Development, you may accept only one grant from Dartmouth per term.
  • You must have applied to the internship before applying for Rockefeller funding. You do not need to have been accepted to an internship yet to apply for funding.
  • Grant funding is to be used to supplement one's own resources to offset the cost of eligible remote internship expenses.


  • Applications that are received after the deadline may not be considered.
  • Grants may be considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service if you are a U.S. citizen. Please consult your tax professional for further information.
  • For international students, grants awarded may be subject to taxes and fees that could be subtracted from your grant. Please consult with Dartmouth's Office of Visa and Immigration Services for further information.
  • Not all internship opportunities found on our website, in our databases, or in communications are currently eligible for funding. Grant requirements are subject to change over time.
  • Internships with political campaigns, lobbying firms, for-profit organizations, and universities outside of Dartmouth (as well as their direct affiliates) are not eligible for Rockefeller Center funding. 
  • Internships with advocacy organizations are typically eligible, provided that students are not in any way engaged in lobbying, fundraising, or other ineligible activities.
  • Ineligible activities include but are not limited to: lobbying, fundraising, illegal or risky actions, direct service, or actions that would not be a positive representation of Dartmouth or the Rockefeller Center.
  • Although longer internships (beyond 10 weeks) are eligible to apply for funding, we are not able to grant additional funding above the $5,000 limit for longer internships. Nor are we able to sponsor short-term interim internships that are under 8 weeks in length.
  • The Rockefeller Internships Program is not able to fund unenrolled students, post-graduate internships, nor retroactively fund an internship that has been completed during a past leave-term.
  • Internship grants are not transferable to a different internship from what is listed on your application.
For more information about the Rockefeller Internships Program, contact Assistant Director Bob Coates.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
11/18/2022 11:59 PM