Each semester, five students can apply to gain access to Institute programming without the requirement of working in an internship or on a research project.
Since internships and research may not be a possibility for all students’ schedules, the opportunity to learn through the Institute is not limited to just those who can work
Scholars can strengthen their professional skills and grow their network through the Institute, then cement their skills and knowledge in a capstone project!
The Bridge Institute provides support and modest funds for passionate students to act on their ideas for depolarizing democracy through research and other unique projects.
Research Fellows gain access to a network of research advisors well versed in political polarization and can receive reimbursements for research expenses.
When we started BridgeUSA, our main constraint was finding funding for our work. We do not want finances to be the limiting factor for our generation!
Fellows work to impact issues they care about through internships with influential organizations & government offices.
Institute Fellows gain access to mentorship to guide them in securing their position and join the Institute programming for the duration of their internship.
Through the Institute, students can even secure full time employment with the organizations they interned with!
Institute Partners – Spring 2021
Is your organization seeking passionate young leaders? Contact us to be considered a partner for the Institute.