Conduct research and/or collaborate on community projects during the summer in paid positions
Graham Scholars have the opportunity to do research with our faculty and/or work with community leaders during the summer. We’ll provide successful students with summer housing, a stipend, and a chance to work in a field that advances their own career goals. We will offer to qualified scholars a range of research experiences to activate their curiosity and provide a broader set of learning experiences, including the chance to do field work, lab work, or intern with a business or government agency.
Some past summer projects pursued by our Scholars include designing reusable rockets, developing and implementing a program to teach design thinking to middle school students, working at the Naval Yard in Philadelphia, and interning at one of the best accounting firms in the country.
In some cases, students are able to collaborate with faculty members on research projects, often leading to shared conference presentations and publications. Whatever form your project takes, it will allow you to build a strong résumé while in college so that you are prepared to enter the workforce, or to pursue post-graduate education, upon graduation.