For students who have secured a summer internship in France, the France Chicago Center’s partnership with Harris offers students the opportunity to apply for a stipend worth up to $4,000 to support a substantive summer internship. These funds are available exclusively to 2-3 current Harris students.   

Eligibility Requirements 

Student Eligibility

  1. Currently enrolled (and taking classes) at Harris Public Policy

  2. Confirmed to work in a degree relevant full-time (35+ hrs/wk) summer internship for at least 8 weeks between June 2017 and October 2017

Internship Eligibility

  1. The internship must take place in France.

  2. The internship must be relevant to ongoing coursework and provide professional work experience.

  3. The internship offer must be secured (and verified) at the time of application.

  4. Only summer internship positions are eligible.

  5. Positions must be a minimum of 8 weeks in duration.

The France Chicago Center Summer Stipend is not open to:

  1. Students graduating before or in June 2017

  2. Students who have not yet matriculated into Harris

Application Instructions

The application process consists of the following four parts to be submitted via HarrisLink (ID# 23499):

  1. Submission of a professional resume
  2. Submission of a statement of purpose that outlines your interest in the position and how you anticipate it furthering your career pursuits.
  3. Copy of Internship Offer Letter
  4. Summer Funding Student Verification Form

Selection Process

A selection committee consisting of Academic and Student Affairs senior leadership will review student applications.


Late materials will not be accepted

  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2017 by 4:59 p.m.
  • France Chicago Center Summer Stipend  Award Announcements: No later than the week of May 15

Stipend Payment

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The Harris Fund is processed as a financial aid stipend and thus, can have an impact on recipients’ summer financial aid package. Students who intend to take summer classes and apply for summer financial aid (including loans) must note this in their application.

Internship Reflection Requirement

  • All students who are awarded a stipend through the Chicago France Center Summer Stipend Program are required to submit a brief reflection on their internship experience.

  • Reflection should follow “Harris Summer Fund Report Guidelines” and is to be submitted via HarrisLink (#TBD) by October 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Your reflection may be shared, in part or in full, with alumni, fellow students, and the Harris community. It may also be used, in part or in full, in Harris and/or University publications or website.