Student Professional Development Fund

The Clements Center awards funds to undergraduate and graduate students who secure unpaid internships in the fields of national security and foreign policy. Awards will be granted to those students whose work best reflects the mission and goals of the Clements Center. Past recipients have interned with the US Department of State, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

Click on the links below to read about past summer policy internships:

Summer 2016
Zhelun Chen
Mary Vo
Sam Karnes
Alexandra Shishkova
Annika Rettstadt
Adam Crawford
Trey Curran 
Sarah Fischer
Dan Hamilton
Daniel Jimenez

Summer 2015
Caitlin Goodrich
Jennifer Johnson

Summer 2014
Jacqueline Homann
Alan Leonard
Sarah Kaiser-Cross
Ashley Nelle-Davis
Jacob Thayer

Because internships in foreign and defense policy can be an essential part of professional development and career opportunities in national security policy, the Clements Center wants to help UT students in identifying and pursuing internship opportunities. We have created a database containing information on a broad range of internships in foreign and defense policy. UT students are encouraged to use this in researching and applying for internships. 

Click here for access to the internship database. 

Applications for Summer 2017 were due Monday, April 24, 2017.


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