The B.A. Rudolph Foundation accepts applications for scholarships to help offset expenses associated with the EmpowHER program for progressive women pursuing summer internships in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Applications are accepted beginning February 1 and ending in March.

Bright Futures is a University of Maryland scholarship fund for students who have secured an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships. 

BSOS Undergraduate Experience funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Public Service Scholarship Program provides funding for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander students and their allies serving in unpaid public service internships in the Washington, DC area.

Federal Fellows and Global Fellows offer students funding of $500 to help support the cost of travel to unpaid internships.

The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation awards scholarships for economically challenged students securing internships with small businesses, non-profit organizations, academic organizations and government agencies.  Applications are accepted throughout the year.  There is a two tiered screening process.

Internships with the Maryland General Assembly come with a stipend that increases with the number of days per week one interns.

Note that all of these programs have early application deadlines!

There are additional programs that help place students from underrepresented groups in internships and assist with funding.  Many provide professional development and mentorship assistance as well.