We had posted strategies for finding helpful information about Robertsons' Summers in Robertson Connect. We moved those instructions here to save space on this page.
Documents for Summer 2023 will be adapted from these 2022 overview materials:
- Exploration Summer
- Revised Launch Summer (Scholars who deferred all Exploration Summer 2021 funding)
- (Regular) Launch Summer
- Transition Summer (Scholars who deferred some or all Launch Summer 2021 funding)
Check out these resources for international travel:
- Duke's Restricted Regions Lists (for all Scholars traveling internationally)
- Duke's international travel registry: All Scholars traveling internationally will abide by these guidelines. Scholars will be able to petition to travel to any of the places that continue to have a restriction.
- US Department of State Travel Advisories These materials inform the policies that UNC follow (in addition to the Duke policies named above)
Alumni offered excellent strategies for planning an intentional Robertson Summer. These comments may be helpful for anyone working on Exploration, Revised Launch, Launch, or Transition Summer.
Recent Scholar Projects (2021 and 2022 lists will be added soon)
Resources and Opportunities for 2022 (posted as we receive them)
Nicolas Pardo (2023) shared this incredible list of opportunities in education policy. Thank you, Nicolas!
This page from Duke Economics has excellent resources, including a guide to summer internships.
American Dance Festival in Durham offers internships in arts production and administration. Application deadline February 18, 2022 or until positions are filled. (Vicki's sister, Kimberly Bartosik, is on faculty)
Annunciation House in El Paso has a ten-week summer internship program to work with refugees. Application deadline 4/25/22.
Bike and Build offers a unique way to bike across the country in support of affordable housing.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) (CDC) has a great list of public health internships for undergraduates and graduating students
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Program is fantastic.
Humanity in Action Fellowship For scholars interested in human rights, history, international relations, conflict resolution through a collection of outstanding programs. . . ask Rachel Anderson (Duke '16) about her experience. Application is here.
National Parks Service/Yellowstone National Park. Lawton Ives (2021) strongly recommends this organization for all Scholars, especially those in science fields who have trouble finding opportunities. These internships look amazing!
Oliver Wyman. Scholars interested in a summer internship in financial consulting should send a resume and cover letter to Professor Emma Rasiel by late December. Selected Scholars will be notified in January about Skype interviews. Recent Oliver Wyman Scholars include Mary Ashley Murrah, Evan Rodgers, Brock Schoenfeld, and Michael Zhang. Evan Finley worked with OW remotely Summer 2021. Oliver Wyman has not yet determined if these positions will be remote or in-person. This is not a Robertson-only position, and the Program has no role in who is selected.
RTI International offers domestic and international internships in social and lab science, engineering, and international development. This is an excellent internship program--I attend their end-of-summer presentations every year.
Unite for Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. The Global Impact Corps provides year-round health care delivery in Ghana, Honduras, and India and offers summer fellowships.
Passed deadlines for Summer 2022
- American Enterprise Institute, Summer Honors Program for public policy has an early decision application deadline of December 21, 2021. Andrew Sugrue (UNC '11) strongly recommends this program and is happy to talk with any Scholar about this or public policy in general.
- Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program Application deadline: January 31, 2022
- The Community Empowerment Fund is hiring summer interns for their Durham and Chapel Hill offices. Application deadline: January 16, 2022
- Data Science for Social Good, University of Warwick in the UK. There's a lot on this site, including info about a parallel program in Germany. Deadline February 14, 2022
- Public Policy and International Affairs Program Application deadline November 8, 2021.
- Aakash Thumaty (UNC '20) recommends this Product Management internship from SalesForce.
- Student Action with Farmworkers, Into the Fields Internship. SAF places college students with organizations that serve, organize, or advocate for farmworker justice including migrant health clinics, legal aid, community-based organizations and Migrant Education programs. Students receive excellent training in documentary work and activism. Watch this documentary. Deadline 2/7/22. (Vicki was on the board of SAF for years and really believes in this work!)
Resources and Opportunities
Transferable Skills Worksheet This will help you organize and articulate the skills you have and those who you want to gain through Summers.
Third-party providers (examples)