Updated 9/7/2022


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:

Check out these resources for international travel:


Here are some budget resources--a worksheet and three samples.  Other helpful links are available on the Summer Procedures and Resources page. Summer Budget worksheet    sample1     sample2   sample 3

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)

Exploration Summer Projects 2012 2013 2014  2015 2016  2017  2018 2019   2020

Synthesis/Launch Summer Projects 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  2018  2019    2020


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)

American Federation of Teachers has an interesting list of summer internships, with topics such as Information Technology and International Affairs.  Application deadline 3/1/22.

Annunciation House in El Paso has a ten-week summer internship program to work with refugees. Application deadline 4/25/22.

Bellweather Education Partners, a national nonprofit dedicated to underserved children, is looking for in Policy and Evaluation. Alumni Jagir Patel and Jeremy Knight recommend this organization.

Bike and Build offers a unique way to bike across the country in support of affordable housing.

The Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy organization, offers summer internships.

Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan policy institute , will soon have summer internships.

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.

City Internships has opportunities in many disciplines around the world. Apply here.

Driven Brands, Inc.:  Erika Keil (2014) suggested this in-person internship in Charlotte for Robertsons interested in M & A. She works at this place so it must be good!

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.

Insight Partners, a private equity firm, is looking for Summer Investment Analysts. The materials say 2023? Let Vicki know what you find out.

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.

Public Consulting Group provides management consulting in the public sector. Internships are available in a number of areas, such as Consulting, Technology, and Corporate Operations.

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.

Urban Education Leaders Internship Program in Washington, DC gives summer interns a chance to learn about managing an urban school district.  Here's the blog.

Z Smith Reynolds offers paid, research-intensive summer internships.  Alum Clare Bradshaw works there now! (Alum Ben Barge was there previously.)

Passed deadlines for Summer 2022

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)