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ISTS Information Pamphlet



Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
Dartmouth College
6211 Sudikoff Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03755 USA

The ISTS - Neukom Institute Internship Grant Program

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The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) and the Neukom Institute offer leave-term funding each term to support an undergraduate, or graduate student, in pursuing an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization. We do not consider funding for unpaid internships at for-profit companies, government agencies or for university research.  If you are unsure whether your internship is eligible, please feel free to email us at with a brief description of your project before you apply.

Established in 2000, ISTS is dedicated to research and education to advance information security and privacy throughout society. The Neukom Institute was founded in 2007. Its primary goal is to enable Dartmouth students and faculty to integrate computational technology into their scholarship.

This internship support can be used to help one gain work experience to become familiar with a new area of information technology.  Topics as diverse as the following will be considered:

  • the use of computational thinking in academic disciplines (i.e., the sciences, social sciences, and humanities) or in real-world applications
  • the impact of information technology on security and privacy throughout society
  • the relation of information technology to socio-economic forces, cultural values and political influences

In every instance, a company, organization or advisor must be located before an application can be submitted.


Present and past internship grant recipients


previous interns




Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2015 Internships: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Internships: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
  • Winter 2016 Internships: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
  • Spring 2016 Internships: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Summer 2016 Internships: Wednesday, April 27, 2016


ISTS and Neukom will consider awarding funds for external unpaid internships with non-profit organizations during an off-term. Undergraduates and graduate students are eligible for up to $4,000 in funding to cover living expenses and travel, depending on the availability of funds. Awards may be offered for less than the original amount requested by the student.

internship studentsApplicants must be returning to campus for at least one term after completing the internship. Internship recipients are required to write a 3-5 page summary when their project has been completed, to be kept on file in the Institutes’ offices. These reports may be posted on the website and will be made available to other students looking for internship ideas. Returning interns agree to participate as requested in workshops or informational sessions relating to internships in general.

In every instance, a company, organization or advisor must be located before an application can be submitted. To be eligible, candidates must submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline. A letter of recommendation from a Dartmouth faculty member is required. A Supervisor’s Statement of Agreement signed by the person who will supervise the Intern's work during the term is also necessary and should be submitted with the candidate’s application. Finally, candidates must submit a budget request outlining their expected expenses for the Internship period.

Application Process

There are three parts to the Application Process:

Please follow the steps below, submitting both a hard copy and an electronic copy by the appropriate deadline. A hard copy of the application should be delivered to ISTS in room 067 of Sudikoff Laboratory. Your electronic version should be sent to

Step 1: Complete the application form

Step 2: In addition to the application form, students must submit a 1-2 page written narrative. In it please describe:

  • the relevance of the internship to your academic and intellectual interests
  • the responsibilities and requirements of the internship and your qualifications to fulfill them
  • a description of your personal goals
  • how the internship relates to the mission and goals of ISTS and/or the Neukom Institute

Step 3: To complete your internship application you will need to submit the forms below. The Letter of Recommendation and Supervisor Statement should be completed and submitted by the application deadline. 

adobe logo Supervisor Statement. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

adobe logo Faculty Recommendation Form

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ISTS ( or 603.646.0700) or the Neukom Institute ( or 603.646.8737) directly.

Last Updated: 4/13/15