Gateway Summer Fellowships

The Gateway Summer Fellows program offers $4,000 stipends for social sciences undergraduates who identify unique, uncompensated summer internships in the U.S. or abroad to gain first-hand experience working full-time while they build rapport with accomplished alumni and interview leaders to discover the source of inspiration behind their achievements.


Open to all non-graduating social sciences majors who have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours in their major.

Application Process:

  1. Submit application and supporting attachments no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 15th. (Applications will open in January 2024)
  2. Secure an uncompensated, minimum eight-week internship opportunity by May 1st.
  3. Submit internship and contact info to Social Sciences Dean's Office, attn: Mecia Lockwood ( for approval.

Once Selected:

  • Receive award funding of $4,000; $250 of the fellowship award will be released upon completion of the following reflection reports:
    • The student will be assigned an alumni contact in the city of the internship. The student will be expected to interview the alumni, plus one additional person in a leadership role either within the internship organization or local community and submit reflection reports upon their return.