The Lyman Internship Program in Public Policy

The program recognizes that not all learning is accomplished in the classroom. It seeks to encourage students to engage in public policy issues by sponsoring a summer internship program thanks to a generous endowment from the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation. Gary Lyman Internship Awards give students an opportunity to experience work in a public affairs context and put learning into action. Lyman Interns receive a financial award to cover their cost of living while interning. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Students are welcome to apply once they have accepted an internship offer with an organization of their choosing, provided it is related to public service and/or public policy. Note: we cannot fund internships with political candidates or parties. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Award amounts will be determined based on a budget submitted by the student.

ELIGIBILITY: Students may receive awards twice during their undergraduate time at Notre Dame. They must be making adequate progress in the minor. Students must also be in good academic standing. Internships must be a minimum of 20 hours per week for 6 weeks, or longer. 

APPLICATION: Lyman Award Application

For information about applying, contact Claudia Francis.