Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

Posted: October 29, 2012 by IUsec in Fellowships, Scholarships

This message contains information about the following programs:

1)      Junior Fellows Program – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

2)      2013 Goldwater Scholarships

3)      2013 Truman Scholarships

4)      Legislative Internship Program – Indiana Statehouse

Scholarship Opportunities:

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program

IU Bloomington will nominate up to 2 students for this prestigious program, and each year we hold an internal competition to select our nominees. To be eligible, you must have senior standing and intend to graduate in May, 2013 or, if you have graduated within the past academic year you must not have begun a program of graduate studies.

Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese, India or Middle East Studies, have an excellent academic record (minimum cumulative College GPA 3.750), in addition to strong research and writing skills. Specific language and other skills may be required for certain assignments. Nominees do not necessarily have to be U.S. citizens if they attend a University located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.

Junior Fellows work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC for a period of one year beginning on August 1, 2013. The monthly salary is $3,000 (equivalent to $36,000 annually), subject to federal, state, and local taxes. A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

              Deadline for submission of all materials to the College of Arts and Sciences:

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

All materials (including letters of recommendation)

must be submitted to:

Dean Terri Greenslade, College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Kirkwood Hall 012

The Carnegie Endowment does not accept direct student applications for this award. The IUB internal competition will be held by early December. After this internal competition, winners will be notified and IUB will forward the names of up to two successful nominees to the Carnegie Endowment. Finalists selected by the Carnegie Endowment are invited for personal interviews in February and early March. Those not selected for interviews will be notified in the month of February. Selection decisions will be made by the Carnegie Endowment no later than March 31st.

2013 Goldwater Scholarships

  • You must be a current sophomore or junior
  • You must be planning a research career in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or U.S. national
  • Successful nominees have had a minimum College of Arts and Sciences GPA of 3.900 

*** $7,500 per student per year ***

for tuition, fees, books, and room and board

To apply: Pick up registration and important application information from Ms. Kristin McCormick in Kirkwood Hall 012. Call 855-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a packet.

Deadline for submission of all required materials is: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm


2013 Truman Scholarship


For current “juniors” interested in the 2013 Truman Scholarship competition

The IU deadline for the 2013 Truman Scholarship competition is THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2012

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is expected to award 60-65 merit-based scholarships to students across the nation who will be “juniors” in the 2012-2013 academic year and who plan to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government or other public service.  (See Eligibility section below for the Truman Foundation’s definition of “juniors.”)  Each scholarship is worth up to $30,000 and the Foundation assists Truman Scholars “with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.” To compete for the award, students must be nominated by their undergraduate institutions.  The IU Truman Selection/Nomination Committee has set 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 as the campus deadline for students who wish to be considered for the 2013 competition.  In the past, Truman scholars have come from such diverse fields as history, political science, international relations, journalism, economics, education, law, public administration, nonprofit management, physical and social sciences, and technology policy. 

The Truman Scholarship seeks to promote public service, which the foundation defines “as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organization, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public-service oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.”  Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a graduate degree program funded by the Truman.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration for the Truman Scholarship, a student must have a clear commitment to a career in public service, be a U.S. Citizen or National, and be nominated by his/her university. The student must also be a “junior-level student”.  (Residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Pacific Islands must have senior-level academic standing.)  See for official eligibility criteria. 

Nomination and Selection Standards: Because Truman Scholarship attracts the interest of top candidates around the country, IU only nominates students with outstanding credentials. The foundation chooses scholars on the basis of their excellent academic performance and communication skills, potential for leadership, extensive records of public and community service, and commitment to careers in government or elsewhere in public service.  (See the Truman Foundation’s definition of “public service” above.)  IU’s nominating committee and the Truman Foundation selectors are looking for candidates who show promise of making a difference in the world through their public service.

IU Nomination Process:  The IU committee will select up to four nominees for the national 2013 Truman competition. To be considered by the IU committee, IU students must submit a completed Truman Scholarship application, including a 500-word policy proposal on a significant issue related to the candidate’s intended area of public service, by 4 p.m., Nov. 15, 2012, to Elaine Hehner in the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh Street, Room 210E, Bloomington, IN 47405. Students seeking consideration should also arrange to have ALL three letters of recommendation described in the Truman application material sent directly to Ms. Hehner by Nov. 15.  Application materials being used for the fall process at IU are available from Ms. Hehner and can be downloaded from the Truman website:  For additional information on the scholarship and guidance on the application, including the 500-word policy proposal, see the Truman website: For additional information on the scholarship and the IU nomination process, contact IU’s Truman faculty representative Judy Failer,, or Elaine Hehner at


Legislative Internships: Indiana Statehouse

These Legislative Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates. Sophomores interested in applying will be evaluated on a case by case basis. As interns, you will be part of a partisan staff, so please apply for either the Democratic or Republican program. We will not schedule interviews for applicants who apply to both caucuses.”

What You Need To Know:

  • Eligible participants include college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates and graduate students
  • Internship begins in January 2012 and ends in March
  • Internship is full time, Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Statehouse, located in downtown Indianapolis
  • Interns receive a biweekly stipend of $700
  • Most colleges and universities offer academic credit
  • Competitive $3,000 scholarship opportunity
  • Unlimited opportunities to build your professional network

The Indiana General Assembly is currently seeking qualified applicants for our internship programs during the first Regular Session of the 118th Indiana General Assembly.  Paid internships with the Indiana House of Representatives are full-time, spring-semester commitments which provide practical experience within Indiana State Government.  Interns actively participate in the entire legislative process as they assist State Representatives within the professional setting at the Statehouse.

This internship was designed as an educational program and aligns well with most university and college academic internship requirements. Although the rigorous workload during session makes assuming additional course work during the internship difficult, most of our interns earn academic credits for their participation in the program and are able to maintain their full-time student status. Scholarship opportunities for exceptional interns are also available.


Additionally, House Republican interns have a long-standing track record of effectively transitioning into future employment as lobbyists, attorneys and Statehouse staff.


Applications will be accepted now through October 31, 2012. Interviews will be held in Indianapolis throughout the months of September, October and early November.  Students are encouraged to visit our web site at to learn more about these unique internship opportunities.


If you have questions about this program contact: 


Jason Johnson 

Intern Director and Senior Legislative Assistant

Representatives Baird, McNamara & Messmer

Indiana House of Representatives

200 West Washington St. Rm. 401-4

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-232-9671

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