Career & Leadership Development

FUNDING for Unpaid Summer Internships

Internships are an important way to get insights into a career field, obtain valuable professional experience, and develop new skills. To facilitate this, Sewanee offers funding to our students to provide stipends for otherwise-unpaid internships. Why do an ordinary summer job when you can do a meaningful internship in your field of interest? 

To apply for funding, first find an existing internship OR dream up your own at an organization of your choice, then secure it with a sponsor at that organization, and then apply for funding by April 1.

2014 INTERNSHIP FUNDING APPLICATION FORM 

Internship funding application: Proposal guidelines

FAQ: Internship funding

         *Important notes about funding:

  1. ALL internship funding applications are due on APRIL 1, 2014 (except for the Lilly Summer Discernment Institute, deadline March 1.)
  2. Students no longer apply to individual internship funds, such as the Tonya Public Affairs, Science Research, FITL, Business & Economics, or Raoul internship funds, for example. There is one application form for all the funds. This change was made to simplify the process and enable more worthy applications to be funded.
  3. No preliminary proposals are required. In previous years, many students had to submit a paragraph about each internship they were applying for before the actual final deadline, but this is no longer required. The 2-page proposal, however, is still required.
  4. An informational interview is required for your proposal; see the application form for guidelines.
  5. The maximum number of weeks that may be requested for funding is 8; in some cases, especially science research and public policy, internships may be funded for up to 10 weeks.