During their college summers, Scholars are eligible to apply for competitive paid internships through Alexander Hamilton Scholars Internship Partners in the following focus areas:

  • Youth Development
  • Education
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Service
  • Healthcare
  • Scientific Research/Public Health
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

Alternatively, Scholars who choose to pursue other unpaid or underpaid internships may apply for supplemental funding through our Independent Internship Support Program.

All Hamilton Scholars who participate in an AHS-affiliated internship opportunity, including the Independent Internship Support Program, are required to participate in the AHS Internship Program curriculum throughout the summer including:

  • 3 supplemental workshops to help students process what they are learning at their internship placements. These mandatory workshops are interactive discussions meant to help students maximize the skills and information gained through their internship experiences and to further develop their organizational and leadership abilities.
  • 6 journaling assignments to further help students reflect and process their internship experiences.

Please find the schedule for these activities here.

Hamilton Scholars is pleased to offer the following internship opportunities for our Scholars:

Alexander Hamilton Scholars Program Intern

Focus Area: Youth Development

Location: Seattle, WA

The AHS Program Intern will support and assist the Program Director, Program Specialist, and Alumni Relations Manager in the planning and execution of the Hamilton Empowerment Program and summer programming. This includes the 2018 Hamilton Award, Seattle Leader Week (SLW), New York Leader Week (NYLW), International Leader Week (ILW), Texas Leader Weekend (TLW), the AHS Internship Program, and Alumni Program. The position will be specifically tailored to align with the intern’s PDP and professional development goals.

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Who Should Apply:

The AHS Summer Program Intern is open to Hamilton Scholars who are rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors and have completed a full two years of the Hamilton Empowerment Program, including attending at least one Leader Week. Preference will be given to older Scholars with experience leading and facilitating small groups of young people.

Possible Duties

  • Publicize 2018 Hamilton Award winners through writing press releases and letters to public officials and posting materials on our website
  • Create and organize materials for SLW/NYLW/ILW/TLW (e.g., the Leader Week notebooks, nametags, travel details, volunteer packets)
  • Design and order t-shirts and/or other supplies needed for each Leader Week
  • Help plan, conceptualize, and facilitate sessions during SLW and NYLW
  • Perform important volunteer management duties
  • Collect and enter data into CRM system that will support improved program implementation and diversify funding resources
  • Research funding and grant opportunities
  • Create communications content, such as social media posts and newsletter articles
  • Support staff in the set up and breakdown of all Leader Week activities
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of student evaluations
  • Advise on programming from a Scholar perspective
  • Help update and improve the annual Scholar curriculum based on personal experience and insight
  • Support Hamilton Scholars alumni activities


Tentative Work Schedule: May 28, 2018 – August 3, 2018, 30 hrs/week



AHS will cover all expenses associated with NYLW, including travel

Meals will not be provided during SLW

AHS will not provide housing or transportation for duration of stay in Seattle. However, we will help interns locate living accommodations, possibly with other Hamilton Scholars in Seattle, within a reasonable distance from our office. Interns may opt to purchase a King County metro pass, which can be deducted from their paycheck pre-tax.

To apply: Please email 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest, and goals for the position with header 2018 AHS Summer Intern to

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PST Sunday, February 4th, 2018. Please put 2017AHS Summer Internship in the subject line. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Independent Internship Support Program

Focus Area: Scholar Selected

Location: Scholar Selected

AHS offers funding to Hamilton Scholars through our selective Independent Internship Support Program. Because many worthwhile internships are unpaid or underpaid, and in recognition that financial obstacles may prevent students from interning away from home or school, we will offer financial support to selected Hamilton Scholars who secure their own internships.

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Who Should Apply:

The Independent Internship Support Program is open to Hamilton Scholars who are rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors and have completed a full two years of the Hamilton Empowerment Program, including attending at least one Leader Week. Preference will be given to Scholars who have completed a majority of program elements and have not received internship funding from AHS previously.

Internship Requirements: In order to be considered for this program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • An offer letter or communication indicating a secured internship, or will receive an internship if you are chosen to receive funding through the Independent Internship Support Program
  • An internship secured for summer of 2018, working at least 30 hours/week for a minimum of six weeks
  • An internship supervisor from the internship organization who will be a point of contact for Hamilton Scholars staff
  • Completion of a program evaluation form
  • Submit a supervisor evaluation form
  • Submit a final budget-to-actual report demonstrating how your award funds were used.

Award Information:

Scholars may request any amount within reason and relative to comparable pay of interns in similar positions and/or cost of living in internship location. The funds should be intended for one or more of the following uses: living expenses such as housing, transportation, or other costs associated with the internship. Additionally, as part of their request, Scholars may request AHS cover up to 80% of any tuition associated with internship college credit expenses if applicable.

When a Scholar is selected for the program, recipients will receive 70% of an agreed upon stipend upfront with the remaining 30% being awarded upon completion of the summer internship program.

Award funds are limited and will be determined and distributed in an attempt to support as many Scholars with demonstrated need as possible. Funding is not guaranteed.

To apply:

Please send the following in one email to

1) A copy of your most recent resume

2) The name and contact information for your anticipated internship supervisor

3) A copy of your offer letter or other proof of your secured internship,

4) A copy of the completed budget form (Download here) outlining the amount of money you are requesting and explaining how you plan to use the money.

5) A document answering the questions listed below:

  • Describe the internship you plan to complete this summer. What is the focus of your internship, and what specific skills do you expect to learn? (250 words)
  • How will your summer internship fit into your personal development plan? What goals will it help you achieve? (250 words)

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PST Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. Please put Independent Internship Support in the subject line. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

New-York Historical Society Internship Program

The New-York Historical Society Internship Program is a competitive program that sends at least one Hamilton Scholar to intern at the New-York Historical Society for eight weeks each summer. This paid internship will help students gain general work experience, build real-world skills, and give them the opportunity to explore their professional interests more fully, while also experiencing life in New York City.

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Who Should Apply:

The New-York Historical Society Internship Program is open to Hamilton Scholars who are rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors and have completed a full two years of the Hamilton Scholars program, including attending at least one Leader Week.

A strong candidate must possess the following qualities:

  • a strong interest in history and the desire to pursue a career associated with historical work
  • administrative computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • a positive can-do attitude
  • an ability to communicate and work well with others
  • an ability to work independently
  • an interest in living in New York

Internship Placement:

Applicants can apply for a position in the department of their choosing at the New-York Historical Society ( Official postings will be available in February, but we encourage you to begin preparing your applications now. Past opportunities at N-YHS have included:

Communications/Public Relations Intern – Interns in the Communications Department assist staff with the all aspects of communicating with the press and the public, including writing press releases, developing brochure copy, and researching, developing, and implementing marketing and outreach plans. Interns in this area should have excellent writing and organizational skills.

  • Education Intern – Interns in the Education Department assist with the creation of school programs and teacher professional development materials and sessions in addition to supplying administrative support. Applicants interested in interning in the Education Department should specify in a cover letter the level of education of most interest (elementary school, middle school, high school, teacher or adult learners). Interns in this area should have excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • Visitor Services Intern – Interns in the Visitor Services department assist staff in developing and implementing projects that are designed to improve the quality of the visitor experience in the Museum and to make sure that all the public spaces and exhibitions are accessible. These Interns will help to maintain and update N-YHS accessibility programming by completing tasks that will include assisting with the production of audio tours to help visually and hearing-impaired visitors experience the Museum, creating and maintaining Large Print versions of all exhibition text, ensuring that the New-York Historical Society is in compliance with ADA regulations, and researching and monitoring industry best practices related to accessibility. Prospective candidates should have an interest in working with the general public and have strong computer skills. Interest or a background in working with disabled individuals is a plus, as are technology skills including audio recording/editing.
  • Development Intern - This hands-on position in a small, fast-paced fundraising office requires an organized, upbeat, and motivated intern with an interest in gaining experience in a variety of roles, including membership, individual giving, and institutional giving. This internship is perfect for someone seeking an introduction to all aspects of a busy cultural development office operating within a vibrant museum, and can also qualify for school credit.
  • Family Programs Intern - The Family Programs intern must be earning a degree in Art History, History, Museum Education or a related field, with an interest in working with families in a museum. The intern will assist with researching, marketing, preparing materials for, and staffing family programs in the New-York Historical Society and DiMenna Children’s History Museum, including our annual Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve, and Family Benefit Party programs. By the end of the internship, they will have gained experience with all aspects of developing and leading out-of-school-time programs for families for a variety of audiences. The intern will also work on a semester long project related to the Reading into History Family Book Club and the New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize. We require excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Approximate work schedule: Interns will work approximately 35 hours/week, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. On Fridays, interns will attend a lunch lecture from 12-1pm and then spend the remainder of the day on field trips to cultural institutions around the city. This is an 8-week internship. Exact start and end dates are TBD.


The New-York Historical Society is switching from an hourly pay rate to a stipend. The exact number will be announced in February, but will end up being equal to or more than New York State minimum wage, which is currently $9.00/hr. For 2016 Scholars, AHS will provide transportation directly from New York to our International Leader Week in Guatemala. Hamilton Scholars who are selected for the N-YHS Internship Program may also apply for additional funding through the Independent Internship Support Program to cover housing and summer expenses (e.g., airfare to New York, transportation, groceries, laundry). Housing arrangements and all other costs are the intern’s responsibility.

To apply:

Please send 1) your resume, 2) cover letter specifying which internship you are applying for and why it interests you, and 3) two letters of recommendation to, and copy Be sure to mention somewhere in the cover letter that you are a Hamilton Scholar.

We encourage Scholars to submit resumes and cover letters to the Hamilton Scholars staff for review prior to sending the materials to N-YHS. If you would like help or suggestions on how to make your application stronger, please contact Matt Skirven at Exact dates for the application cycle are TBD, but will open in early February and selected interns will be notified at the end of March.

SUMR @ Penn:
Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

Focus Area: Scientific Research

Location: Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania's Lenonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.

The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course. Those mentors are also faculty members at Penn Medicine, the Wharton School, Penn Nursing, Penn Dental and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For more information, visit

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LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

Who Should Apply:

Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills. Prospective participants do not have to make a commitment in advance to attend graduate school to be accepted into the program, but an academic or research career should be something they might consider.

What Do SUMR Scholars Do?

  • Work with Penn faculty mentors on one or two health services research projects of the student’s choice
  • Gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities and assistance with the graduate school application process, including a GRE prep program
  • Attend weekly lunch meetings with Penn faculty to discuss their projects and learn more about the broad range of health services research in which Penn faculty are engaged
  • Present a final presentation on mentored health services research project(s) at the SUMR Research Symposium
  • Attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting as a group, all expenses paid
  • Take part in various extracurricular activities/social functions sponsored by the SUMR program

To apply:

Visit the SUMR website at Deadline February 1, 2018.

Once you have applied, please send an email including all your application materials with the header SUMR @ Penn to and let us know you have officially applied for the position.

Juma Ventures Programs & Development Intern

Focus Area: Youth Development

Location: Seattle, WA

Juma Ventures ( strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America.

Juma is a unique youth-run social enterprise that owns and operates concessions businesses at major sports and entertainment venues with the purpose of providing meaningful employment and job training opportunities to youth from low-income backgrounds. Our theory of change posits that it is the combination of a powerful first employment experience, much needed income, academic support and savings for college that helps youth aspire towards higher education. Beyond that, aspire to career success and to make long term behavior changes such as developing a strong work ethic and establishing saving habits.

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The Seattle Intern will directly assist the Seattle Site Director, Mason J Moore and Seattle Program and Development team with a wide range of projects related to program development, communications, design and evaluation, and fund development. The intern will gain a better understanding of research methods, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and the interworking of a social enterprise and nonprofit. The intern will participate as an active member of the program and development team to improve and present programs in response to strategic organizational and fund development needs. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the data quality, programs, enterprise, finance, and development staff.

Who Should Apply:

The Seattle Intern is open to Hamilton Scholars with an interest in nonprofit management, development, or programming. They should possess the ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously and independently, excellent research and writing skills with a strong attention to detail, grace under pressure and good judgment in sensitive situations, and a proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet applications.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Seattle summer internship will be tailored towards specific career interests of the selected intern.

Assignments will focus on providing opportunities to gain experience in one or several of the following competencies and key processes: program development & evaluation, fund development & grant writing, workforce management & communications, project management and planning, business acumen, and learning & development.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting Site Director and Development Associate in building out a prospect list of institutional and individual donors;
  • Draft and submit a full proposal for grant funding;
  • Research best practices in Mentorship relationships and evaluations;
  • Qualitative Interviews with adult staff, volunteers, and youth participants for feedback for programmatic improvements
  • Research partners to assist youth in barrier removal to allow for stability and program completion, e.g. transportation, child care, mental health services, housing, healthcare, legal services, etc.
  • Assisting Program, Development and Enterprise staff with tasks related to data entry and evaluation, office organization, and other administrative duties
  • Participate and support program activities, e.g. College and Career Tours, Financial Literacy and professional development workshops, resume & interview support, etc.

Tentative Work Schedule: June 5th – August 10th, 2018, 25-35 hrs/week


  • $15.00/hr

To apply: Please email 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest, and goals for the position with header 2018 Juma Seattle Intern to Mason Moore at and copy to let us know you have officially applied for the position.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PST Sunday, February 4th, 2018. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

The Endeavor Group at Morgan Stanley Internship

Focus Area: Finance

Location: Seattle, WA

The Morgan Stanley program is designed to expose interns to a number of career possibilities within the Wealth Management system through an array of training, networking opportunities and hands-on activities. We view career development as an ongoing process, and we offer our employees challenging developmental opportunities, both on the job and within a training environment.

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Who Should Apply:

The Endeavor Group at Morgan Stanley Intern is open to Hamilton Scholars with an interest in finance and wealth management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Gain industry and organizational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments
  • Develop business, financial and analytical skills needed for career in global wealth management and financial services
  • Provide marketing and sales support
  • Perform market research
  • Gain exposure to wealth management business, products, services and clients’ financial needs
  • Independently improves and streamlines the service model and operational procedures for the team
  • Coordinates resolution of complex issues/concerns received from the client with input from senior team members
  • Identifies practice management opportunities through various firm channels

Additional requirements may include:

  • Develops customized presentation materials and manage performance measurements
  • Collaborates with the Financial Advisor in developing overall business plans and marketing strategies by independently targeting prospective clients and create/plan the content of seminars
  • Initiates, organizes, promotes and sets up seminars for clients and prospects on behalf of the Financial Advisor
  • Independently assists with market and stock research
  • Independently develops, implements, and communicates new procedures, products and portfolio enhancements
  • Coordinates enrollment campaigns/meetings for high net worth individuals/individual investors
  • Attends seminars or client meetings with Financial Advisor and coordinates distribution of marketing presentations to clients

Tentative Work Schedule: Summer 2018, Dates TBD


  • $15.00/hr

To apply: Please email 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest, and goals for the position with header 2018 Endeavor Group Intern to Matt Harsch at and copy to let us know you have officially applied for the position.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PST Sunday, February 4th, 2018. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.