Internships in 2024: Demetrios G. Papademetriou Young Scholars Program for the Study of Migration (Fully-funded to USA)

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Internships in 2024: Demetrios G. Papademetriou Young Scholars Program. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

  • Summer Semester: 1st March 2024
  • Spring Semester: 1st November 2024
  • Fall Semester: 1st July 2024

Tell Me About Award:

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) invites aspiring scholars to join the Demetrios G. Papademetriou Young Scholars Program, an enriching internship opportunity dedicated to the study of global migration. This initiative, named after MPI’s founding president, aims to train the next generation of migration leaders and scholars.

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Internship Tracks

  1. Research Internships:
    • U.S. Immigration
    • International Migration
    • U.S. Immigrant Integration
    • Latin America and Caribbean Initiative
    Research Interns engage in quantitative and qualitative research, policy analysis, and contribute to MPI’s research efforts.
  2. Communications Internships
    • Full-time internship focused on marketing, media tracking, and social media.
    • Involves crafting digital campaigns, tracking media mentions, assisting in publication dissemination, and supporting events.



Who can Apply?

  • Open to U.S. and international applicants.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. before the internship begins (unless residing and working outside the U.S.).
  • Applicants must be at least a junior in college, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have a keen interest in migration and public policy.

Which Countries are Eligible?


Where will Award be Taken?

Washington, DC, with options for remote internships and international applicants.

How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

Internships are available on both a full- and part-time basis (with full-time sought for U.S. Immigrant Integration and Communications). A stipend is offered to full-time interns and a prorated stipend is available for part-time interns. Students also may arrange to obtain credit for their work. MPI does not cover relocation expenses. Internships can be remote or in person.

How Long will Award Last?

The internship program lasts for four months and is divided into three cycles over the course of the year. There is some flexibility in internship start and end dates, but the Spring internship cycle generally runs from January through April, the Summer cycle from May through August, and the Fall semester from September through December.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send to [email protected] the following materials:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter describing your interest and research experience in migration and/or public policy issues (for research internships), or in communications.
  • A writing sample that showcases your ability to write clearly and analytically about migration, integration, refugee, or other public policy issue (up to 5 pages). The writing sample must be in English, and should be an unedited, solo-authored piece.
  • A transcript (official or unofficial) from all colleges/universities attended that shows classes taken along with class grades.
  • In your email, please specify:

-Whether you are applying for a research or communications internship
-For research internships: The MPI program area(s) you are interested in. Most applicants should apply for a maximum of two program areas
-The approximate dates you are available to start and finish
-Whether you are available full- or part-time
-Whether you prefer a remote or in-person internship
-A telephone number where you can be reached.

Interns should submit one application but may indicate interest in multiple types of internships or multiple research areas. For additional information, you may contact [email protected]. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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