Funded Opportunities Across the University

See Harvard College's Summer 2021 Funding Policy

For the latest information on Harvard College's Summer 2021 Summer Funding Policy, see

Harvard College prioritizes the wide distribution of Summer funding to ensure that as many undergraduate students as possible can have a meaningful summer experience. For funded Summer 2021 experiences, students may only apply Harvard University funding to one Summer experience, regardless of duration of time (ex. only four weeks or a part-time effort). Co-funding between multiple sources of funding is permitted only if the funding jointly supports the same Summer experience. This includes students who accept the Harvard Summer School tuition waiver. Those students who accept the HSS waiver may not accept funding for a second Harvard Summer experience.

Exceptions to the Summer Funding Policy are uncommon and will be reviewed on an individual basis; students should make exception requests to their Resident Dean, who will forward on to the Office of Undergraduate Education. All exceptions will be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Failure to adhere to the Harvard College Summer funding policy may result in a student being referred to the Administrative Board or Honor Council.

The following centers/organizations offer virtual summer opportunities.

Note: Applications are now open for many of the following virtual programs.


Harvard Centers Offering Domestic Internships 

Harvard Centers Offering International Internships 



Third Party Pre-Arranged Virtual International Internships (Non-Harvard)

Due to the pandemic restrictions on in-person experiences, many third party internship providers now offer virtual internships (see examples below). Please Note: These organizations, and the internships they are offering, are not vetted or endorsed by Harvard University. The sample list below is provided as a starting point for students to do their own due diligence and research. Students are responsible for researching these providers and the experiences offered to ensure a proper fit for their interests and summer goals. Feel free to ask these providers to be connected to past virtual internship participants to ask about their experiences and to assess if this program is a good educational fit for you.

Sample Providers

  • Diive - Consulting, project-based internships
  • Sage Corps - Start-up internships
  • Think Pacific (HarvardKey access) - International development internships based in Fiji
  • Absolute Internship - Internships in wide range of fields
  • Connect-123 - Healthcare, international development, global healh, engineering, business, finance internships
  • Virtual Internships - Internships based worldwide in various fields
  • United Planet - Education, community development, global health and sustainability
  • Pagoda Projects - Internships based worldwide in various fields
  • Ankuri - International development internships based in India
  • Kagumu Adventures - Sustainability in education, environmental science, health, and more based in Colombia.

How to Apply: Students applying to a third-party internship provider do not need to fill out the virtual internship funding application until they are accepted into the program.  Once a student has decided to participate and receive the $4,000 OCS stipend as their one source of Harvard summer funding they should complete the "OCS Funding Application for Third-Party Prearranged Virtual International Internships SU21 (NHI)" application in CARAT.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 12, 2021.

Students applying to an internship program not on the suggested list should make an appointment with a member of the OCS Summer Funding Team to go over program details and costs