Schoolwide Fellowships and Internships


Schoolwide Fellowships and Internships


Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends who have provided gifts and endowments over the years, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is able to provide a number of fellowships and internships to UCLA Luskin students.  Currently enrolled first-year Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning students are eligible to apply for awards. These competitive awards range from modest stipends to one year of tuition remission. 

To apply to Luskin internships and research awards listed below, send email to with "Invite to CCLE" in the subject line. 
Applications will be accepted through CCLE site only.

Summer Internships and Research Awards

NEW DEADLINE!  All Luskin internship and research award applications due to CCLE site Friday, May 13 by 5pm.  Internship awards are intended for non-paid internships.

Michael S. Dukakis Internship Program
Professor Michael Dukakis spearheaded this internship program to provide UCLA Luskin students with first-hand public service experience in government. As power shifts from Washington D.C. to the state and local level, the need for talented public servants has never been greater. The Michael S. Dukakis Internship Program provides awards for UCLA Luskin continuing students serving in non-partisan internships in government, with a special emphasis on California. Click here for more information.

Special Note:  UCLA Luskin is supporting the US Department of Commerce Office of White House Liaison Internship Program.  Internship placements with a focus on California government may qualify for a Dukakis Internship award! See attached for application information.

Liberty Hill Foundation – Two Internship Awards
Award #1:  This internship will involve a focus on environmental justice policy issues in Los Angeles, including the Clean UP Green UP policy campaign, the STAND LA policy campaign to address the health and safety impacts of neighborhood oil drilling; and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund project.  The intern will work with Liberty Hill staff and a set of community-based organizations.
Award #2:  The Program Department at Liberty Hill seeks interns with a commitment to social change and an interest in philanthropy, public policy and research, communications, and/or non-profit development. Working with lead staff, each program team intern will design and have ownership over a summer-long project that utilizes their skill set to advance social change.  Click here for more information

The Johnny Carson Foundation Internship Award
The Johnny Carson Foundation will support a summer internship for a Luskin student from the inner-city communities of Watts, South LA, Downtown, Compton, Boyle Heights, or Willowbrook.  Students must first apply for an internship with one of the agencies listed below, then submit to Luskin an application for the internship award.  Placement with an agency does not guarantee an award.  Click here for more information.
Berro Internship Awards in Public Affairs
UCLA Luskin will provide two 2016 summer internship awards to UCLA Luskin graduate students who will be accepting non-paid internships with an organization that is engaged in public service. The internship organization must be bi-partisan/non-partisan and can be a civic organization, non-partisan government agency or department, a community program or nonprofit organization, advocacy group or civic engagement. Internship will be ten weeks between June and September (400 hours).  Click here for more information. 

Edward Hildebrand Award
Established in 2001, the Canadian Studies Program at UCLA fosters a better understanding of Canadian society and its relationship with the United States. The Edward Hildebrand Program’s ambition is to train a new breed of policy-makers knowledgeable about Canadian society and well-versed in Canada-U.S. relations and affairs. Click here for more information.

Monica Salinas Latino Award
The Monica Salinas Latino Award is presented to continuing graduate students at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs who have an interest in public policy issues affecting the Latino community. Of particular interest are the contributions and achievements of the emerging Hispanic community as it plays an increasingly important role in this country's social, economic, cultural and political life. Click here for more information.


See a list of previous Bohnett Fellowship recipients

See a list of previous Luskin Leadership Fellows