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The John Smartt Summer Scholars Program

The John Smartt Summer Scholars Program is an internship program developed by the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. The program provides interested master’s students with the opportunity to gain professional experience, network with scholars in the field of higher education, and learn essential research skills related to equity and leadership in higher education. 

The John Smartt Summers Scholars program is named in honor of CMSI longtime supporter and philanthropist, John Smartt, and seeks to recruit ambitious individuals who demonstrate an interest in learning more about Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and those who exemplify self-determination. The internship, centered on the scholarship and programs of CMSI, will offer selected interns practical and research skills that will help them as they move forward in their careers.

Interns will receive generous benefits including faculty mentoringthe opportunity to gain research and administrative experience, and financial compensation. 

Applications for John Smartt Summer Scholars Program 2024 are now closed.