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Dole Internship Assistance Program

Flat Leader

2014 Summer DIAP award winner, Erik Radowski, took Flat Leader with him to his internship at the Ford Museum in Michigan.

Program Overview


The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics has established a program to provide financial assistance to students at the University of Kansas in their pursuit of careers in public service, politics, museum/archival studies or related fields. Financial assistance is granted based on need, merit and relevance to the mission of the Dole Institute.

The Institute may grant amounts up to $2,250 to offset the travel and living expenses associated with an internship.

The Internship Assistance Program is open to all eligible University of Kansas students. The Dole Institute of Politics welcomes applications from all majors and without regard to race, gender or ethnicity.

While the Internship Assistance Program is open to all eligible University of Kansas students, preference and first priority is given to students who are active members of, and in good standing with, the Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board (SAB). Ideally, candidates will have been members and active participants with the SAB for at least one year prior to application. To join the SAB, students may contact the Dole Institute at any time during the school year.

Campaign internships are not eligible for consideration.

The Dole Institute Intern Assistance Program is made possible through the generosity of Chuck and Diane Frickey and the Friends of the Dole Institute.

Completed applications, with all supporting materials, are due to the Dole Institute of Politics by November 1, 2018 at 5 p.m., for internships during the 2018-19 Winter Break and 2019 Spring sessions.

To view all guidelines and requirements, please download the application in PDF or Microsoft Word formats by clicking the links at the top of this page.


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