Funding an Internship
Current first-, second-, or third-year students may apply for competitive funding for unpaid summer internships to offset the costs of food, transportation, and housing of an 8- to 10-week, full-time summer internship, provided they have your internship secured at the time of application. The CLS annually awards over $275,000 to students who are pursuing unpaid summer internships. These funding opportunities are competitive and look for clarity in presentation, support from the sponsoring organization/agency/business, academic preparation, and a link to the applicant’s interest. They also call for well-defined responsibilities, originality, uniqueness of the internship opportunity, and how it fits within the specific funding criteria.