Updated 10/6/2021

Robertson Scholars, you can see that we have some rebuilding to do for Summer 2022!  In the meantime, check the lists of earlier projects for inspiration and examples of mentors and project ideas. These lists can help you get excited about the possibilities for Exploration and Launch Summer.

For now, we have these documents:



Recent Scholar Projects

Exploration Summer Projects 2012 2013 2014  2015 2016  2017  2018 2019

Synthesis/Launch Summer Projects 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  2018  2019


Resources and Opportunities

Material below this line is being updated for Summer 2022.


Check the Summer 2021 page for remote opportunities as they are identified.

Transferable Skills Worksheet     This will help you organize and articulate the skills you have and those who you want to gain through Summers.


Passed deadlines for Summer 2021

  • The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has released their applications for summer internships.  Travis Crayton (UNC ’13) works there now after doing a Launch Summer with them, and senior Rahi Patel (UNC ’21) is on that same path.  Travis writes, “As you are aware, we were able to offer remote internships for summer 2020, and regardless of how things are with COVID in summer 2021, I fully expect we will be able to support internships either remotely again or in-person at our office in Cambridge, MA, if the situation has improved by then.  I know applying for internships so early can be a bit of a barrier, but I highly encourage any Robertson interested in gaining experience in government and/or transportation specifically apply. Scholars interested in policy, engineering, economics, computer science, and/or data science are all good fits for the variety of work we do at the Volpe Center. I also highly encourage scholars, in this time of uncertainty, to apply with us, as we can offer some certainty in that our internships offers are solid and reliable for summer 2021.”  Application deadline November 10.
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Program, Summer InstituteInfo session 10/29!  Application deadline November 15. This is a really good program.
  • Aakash Thumaty (UNC '20) recommends this Product Management internship from SalesForce.

Third-party providers (examples)

Connect 1-2-3
Cross-Cultural Solutions
Foundation for Sustainable Development Bolivia
Hope Worldwide
MENTE Argentina
Operation Groundswell
Projects Abroad