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 March 20.
*Important note: Significant changes have been made to the internship funding application process for 2013. Detailed instructions/guidance can be found in the application form itself. Some of the changes are:
- ALL internship funding applications are due on MARCH 20, 2013 (except for the Lilly Summer Discernment Institute, deadline April 1.)
- 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.
- 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.
- An informational interview is required for your proposal; see the application form for guidelines.
- Funding has increased to $350 per week.
- 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.