During their college summers, Scholars are eligible to apply for competitive paid internships through Alexander Hamilton Scholars. Alternatively, Scholars can also apply for financial support for accepted internship opportunities that align with their career goals, but require additional resources to supplement their experience through the Independent Internship Support Program.

Hamilton Scholars is pleased to offer the following internships for our Scholars:

2017 AHS Summer Program Intern

The AHS Intern will support and assist AHS staff in the planning and execution of all scholar programs and organization operations. These programs include the Hamilton Award, Seattle Leader Week (SLW), New York Leader Week (NYLW), International Leader Week (ILW), Texas Leader Weekend (TLW), and the summer internship programs, including the Experience New York Program. Once selected, Intern(s) will work with AHS staff to determine specific responsibilities and tasks based on personal goals, strengths, career trajectory, development opportunity. Intern(s) will be required to participate in all AHS Internship Program activities including writing assignments, conference calls, etc.

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Who Should Apply:


The AHS Summer Program Intern is open to Hamilton Scholars who are rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors and have completed a full two years of the Hamilton Leadership Program, including attending at least one Leader Week.


Possible Duties


  • Publicize 2017 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)
  • Order supplies needed for each Leader Week
  • Help facilitate different sessions during SLW
  • Assist with general administrative duties including answering phones, processing mail, routing information and filing
  • Collect, process, and analyze program data including database (Salesforce) maintenance
  • Assist with AHS Social Media & Marketing Strategy
  • Create and organize materials for the Hamilton Leaders Gala
  • Support staff in the set up and breakdown of all Leader Week and Gala activities
  • Assist with event coordination and execution including volunteer communication and training, Leader Week/Gala activities
  • Assist with stewardship and donor relations tasks including thank you cards and other external communication
  • Conduct research for funding and grant opportunities in support of AHS programs
  • Support Hamilton Scholars alumni activities
  • Advise on programming and operations from a Scholar perspective
  • Play an active role in the summer internship program conference calls


Approximate Work Schedule: May 2017 - August 2017, 30 hrs/week (Note: Start date flexible, but Intern(s) should be available before Seattle Leader Week, June 25 - 30)


Compensation: $15.00/hr


Location: This internship is based in our home office in Seattle, Washington.


To apply: Please email 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter outlining your qualifications, interest, and goals for the position with header 2017 AHS Summer Intern to


Applications must be received by 5pm PST February 3rd, 2017. Please put 2017AHS Summer Internship in the subject line. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Independent Internship Support Program

AHS will provide 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 provide 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 Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors and have completed a full two years of the Hamilton Leadership Program, including attending at least one Leader Week. Preference will be given to Scholars who have completed a majority of program elements.

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

  • A letter of offer indicating that you have secured an 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 2016, working at least 30 hours/week for a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • An internship supervisor from the internship organization who will be the organization's point of contact for Hamilton Scholars staff
  • Commitment to regular communication (twice/month) with Hamilton Scholars staff
  • Commitment to participating in four Hamilton Scholars internship workshops (via phone or video conference) to help them process what they are learning at their internship placement. These workshops are interactive discussions meant to help students maximize the skills and information developed through their internship experience and to further develop their organizational and leadership skills.


Scholars may request any amount of money (within reason and relative to comparable salaries of interns in similar paid positions or geographic cost of living), intended for one or more of the following uses: salary, housing costs, transportation costs, or other costs associated with the internship.

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.


To apply:

Please send the following in an 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. In this budget, please indicate whether you’ll be paid by your internship organization and how much you’ll be paid.

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 5pm PST April 7th, 2017. Please put Independent Internship Support in the subject line. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Experience New York Internship Program

The Experience New York Internship Program is a competitive program that sends at least one Hamilton Scholar to New York to intern at the New-York Historical Society. These paid internships 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.

In addition to providing the students with an internship placement and summer stipend, AHS organizes four supplemental internship 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.

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Who Should Apply:

The Experience New York 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. Please see individual descriptions for department specific requirements.

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
  • a commitment to participating in weekly workshops led by Hamilton Scholars staff and volunteers (via phone and in person)


Internship Placement:

Applicants can apply for a position in the department of their choosing at the New-York Historical Society. Visit their website ( to see a complete list of opportunities you can apply for.

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 8 week internship, goes from June 5th — July 28th, 2017.

Compensation: The New-York Historical Society is switching from an hourly pay rate to a $3,000 stipend. For 2015 Scholars, transportation directly from New York to our International Leader Week in Guatemala will be provided. Hamilton Scholars will also provide an additional $3,500 stipend 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:

Submit the following materials via the New-York Historical Society's website: 1) your resume, 2) cover letter specifying which internship you are applying for and why it interests you, 3) two letters of recommendation (one must be from a professor) and 4) 5-10 page writing sample. Please also email these materials to: 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 strong, please contact Amelia Moore at

The application is now open and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 3pm EST.

SUMR @ Penn:
Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

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.

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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, 2017


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.