Brown University
Public Policy

Grants & Awards

John Hazen White Sr. Interns

2017 John Hazen White, Sr. Interns with John Hazen White, Jr.

Internship Funding

All public policy concentrators have the opportunity to apply for internship funding through the following programs, which are funded through the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy:

Noah Krieger ’93 Internship

This award provides a $4,000 stipend for an outstanding public policy concentrator who is particularly interested in public service to pursue an eight-week unpaid summer internship. Applications for summer internships will be due in April. 

Happy and John Hazen White, Sr. Internship

Up to eight White award recipients receive $3,500 for an eight-week summer internship. Stipends are awarded based on academic performance and on the proposed integration of the internship with future academic work. Preference will be given to students who have not already received a White award. You may apply for a White internship without having secured a definite position with an organization (you may list several options on the application), however, you must have a position with an approved organization no later than mid-May to receive funding. Applications for summer internships will be due in April. See where the 2017 awardees interned.

Governor Frank Licht Internship

During the spring semester,  one public policy concentrators will be named the Governor Frank Licht intern and work in the office of the governor of Rhode Island.   The Licht intern will receive a stipend of $2,500 through an endowment by the family of the late Governor Frank Licht ’38. Applications for the next academic year are due to Melissa Nicholaus in October. 

Grants

The undergraduate public policy concentration and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy offer research grants of up to $500 to support public policy concentrators working on senior theses and capstone projects. Grant recipients may receive only one research grant. Awards can be used to support travel, supplies, fees, data collection, and other research-related costs associated with writing senior theses or completing capstone projects, and meet the guidelines for University reimbursement. Awards are administered twice during the academic year.

Public Policy Concentrator Awards

These awards are announced at the annual end-of-year Public Policy Program celebration.

The Noah Krieger Prize for Academic Excellence

Established by his family in 1995 to honor the memory of Noah Krieger ’93, the Krieger Prize recognizes a graduating senior for academic achievement in the concentration. Faculty members select a winner who is recognized at the annual awards ceremony and receives an endowed award from the Noah Krieger Memorial Prize Fund.

The Frederick Lippitt Prize for Public Service

The Frederick Lippitt Prize recognizes one member of each graduating class in honor of the late Mr. Lippitt’s long career in public service. Faculty members select a student who has demonstrated outstanding public service during his or her years at Brown, and who holds the promise of pursuing a career in public service. The winner receives the Frederick Lippitt Prize at the year-end annual awards ceremony.

Public Policy Service Award

This award recognizes one or more students who have contributed outstanding service and leadership to the Public Policy Program, typically by supporting a strong and active Department Undergraduate Group (DUG).