Summer Funding Opportunities:
Grinnell Grant Program Funding
Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 11:59 p.m.
Currently enrolled full-time first, second or third-year students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for funding to off-set the costs of an 8-10 week, full-time, summer internship. Grant Programs 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. These programs also call for well-defined responsibilities, originality, uniqueness of the internship opportunity, and how it fits within the criteria of the specific internship Grant Program.
Arts and Museum Administration Grant - Lesley Wright, Chair
Supports internships with established arts organizations, including theatre companies, museums, community art centers, and performance spaces offering internships in arts administration, publicity, event coordination, directing, arts education, collection care, and/or curatorial projects. Students are required to meet with the Chair before applying.
Environmental Studies Grant - David Campbell, Chair
Supports internships that offer students educational experiences in environmental studies, natural resource conservation, environmental policy, energy, food systems, environmental education, and other areas. Interns are expected to prepare a PowerPoint presentation on their experience for the Board of Directors of the external foundation that funds these internships. Consult the Environmental Studies website for a list of past internship locations. Students are required to meet with the Chair before applying.
Noun Grant - Astrid Henry, Chair
Supports internships that focus on women and/or LGBTQ communities and that offer students first-hand experience working for feminist, queer, and anti-racist organizations. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their internship to the Program prior to applying. Consult the Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies website for a list of past internship locations.
Noyce/Intel Grant - Janet Davis, Chair
Supports internships in applied technology (e.g., agriculture, transportation, computing, biotech) within a non-profit or governmental agency in the United States. Internships may focus on technology design, use, policy, or other issues. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their internship to the Program prior to applying.
Open Grant - Megan Crawford, CDO Internship Coordinator
Supports internships opportunities that do not meet the criteria of any other Grant Program or Endowed internship funding.
Open Research Grant - Megan Crawford, CDO Internship Coordinator
Supports supervised, off-campus, lab or field, career-related research experiences. Only research experiences that cannot be done with a Grinnell College faculty member will be considered.
Peace Studies Grant - Val Vetter, Coordinator
Supports internships that deepen the student's understanding of the causes of violence and violations of human dignity and gives them direct experiences by applying creative strategies for conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation in international or interpersonal disputes. Students are required to meet with the Program Coordinator before submitting their application. Participation in a campus poster session or presentation is required following completion of the internship.
Prairie Studies Grant - Jon Andelson, Chair
Supports internships that engage students in learning about either the natural or cultural aspects, past or present, of the prairie region of North America (especially the Upper Midwest) – in arts and humanities, science, or social studies. Consult the Center for Prairie Studies website for a list of past internship locations.
Rosenfield Grant - Sarah Purcell, Chair
Supports internships in the areas of public affairs, international relations, and/or human rights. The Committee interprets this mandate broadly, but it will be up to the student to articulate the connection of their internship to one or more of these program areas. Students are required to meet with the Chair before applying. The Committee conducts an interview and selection process for their internship grants. Delivery of two public presentations about their internship on campus is required following completion of the internship. Consult the Rosenfield website for a list of past internship locations.
Sunnen Foundation Grant - Jack Mutti, Chair
Supports internships working nationally or internationally in the area of social services, particularly those that serve to empower women and men in family planning. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their internship to the Program prior to applying.
Tony Smith '01 Creativity Grant - Megan Crawford, CDO Internship Coordinator
Supports an internship that advances a student's academic studies and/or their ability to view any academic discipline from a creative framework.
Vocational Exploration and Religious Inquiry Grant - Deanna Shorb, Chair
Supports internships that engage the participant in projects and activities that will lead to greater discernment of the role that their religious and spiritual commitments will play influencing their vocational goals. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their internship to the Program prior to applying.
Wilson Grant - Mark Montgomery, Chair and Wilson Program Director
Supports internships primarily in the for-profit sector, but also in government and non-profit – ideally, internships should build skills in innovation and leadership. Students are required to meet with or e-mail the Wilson Program Director before applying. Consult the Wilson website for a list of past internship locations.
Writing Grant - Janet Carl, Chair
Supports internships in organizations focusing on writing as a profession. Applicants should describe one or more specific pieces of writing they will produce during their proposed internship.
Grinnell Endowed Internship Funding
Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 11:59 p.m.
Please pay special attention to the requirements of each Endowed Program. Currently enrolled full-time first, second or third-year students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for funding to off-set the costs of an 8-10 week, full-time, summer internship. Review criteria of each individual opportunity to see if you are eligible to apply.
Evangelical Christian Internship Endowment
This fund provides an opportunity for two (2) Grinnell College students to intern with Christian organizations. Applicants must possess good character and be in good academic standing.
Daniel '77 and Patricia '80 Finkelman Internship Endowment
This fund aims to increase understanding of the connection between business and the liberal arts by encouraging students to gain work experience in areas designed to promote basic business knowledge and managerial leadership skills. The main intent of this fund is to allow students to get exposure to the private, for-profit business sector as a summer intern. Only current second or third-year students are eligible to apply.
Andrew W. Loewi '71 Washington, DC Internship Endowment
This fund provides a student with an opportunity to explore and experience work on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Individual donors to the Loewi fund have joined to support a Grinnell student pursuing a Capitol Hill internship in Washington, DC, a place which Mr. Loewi cared deeply about and where he solidified his value of public service and civic engagement.
James C. Randall '94 Memorial Internship Endowment
This fund provides financial support for a summer internship by a Grinnell student of any major who wishes to undertake an internship in Spain or Latin American country (preference will be given to applicants without prior in-country experience). Only current second or third-year students are eligible to apply. Recipient must also have demonstrated financial need.
Rioff Affordable Housing Internship Endowment
This fund provides a student with an internship opportunity to explore and experience practical efforts to create, maintain and/or promote affordable housing for populations in need, whether internationally or domestically. This internship experience must deepen the student's understanding of the causes of homelessness and substandard housing and provide direct experience applying creative strategies to help solve these problems within the limits of the local situation to which the internship has brought them. Preference will be given to proposals that reflect student initiative and creativity.
Brewster H. Woodburn '29 Physics Internship Endowment
This fund supports a physics major to pursue an internship in the field of physics.
Additional Funding Opportunities
(unaffiliated with Grinnell College)
Provides summer awards for students doing public service internships.
Provides a stipend for science and engineering majors to research at a medical physics laboratory or work at a clinical facility
Places students in internships at public policy and nonprofit organization; provides a stipend and covers housing/travel costs
Sponsors paid internships for multicultural residents of Los Angeles County at museums and arts organizations throughout LA County