This may be the first time you will be searching for your own housing and living on your own away from family and Grinnell. Whether you are getting paid by your internship organization, receiving a College stipend, or you are using your savings, you may be wondering how you will be able to effectively manage your finances to ensure that you can cover your expenses throughout your entire internship. Below are online resources to help you secure summer housing as well as some basic budgeting tips provided by the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG).
Fully preparing for your internship in advance and taking time to reflect on your internship at its conclusion can maximize the impact of the experience on your life and career. We encourage you to make time for these important “before and after” activities:
No Grinnell College academic major or concentration requires an internship as a part of its coursework. Most Grinnell students do not receive academic credit for their internships. Students who do pursue credit-bearing internships typically have specific reasons for doing so, including:
• Academic credit is highly encouraged for a concentration (e.g. Global Development Studies or Technology Studies);
• The student has an F-1 visa and is getting paid, so therefore needs academic credit for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization;
Grinnellink internships are specific opportunities with College alumni and friends and are open exclusively to Grinnell students. These opportunities are competitive and provide funding or wages to student participants. Internship sites change from year to year and may include opportunities in museum studies, art and design, environmental issues, healthcare, social services, biotechnology, financial equity analysis research, and legal services on constitutional issues, to name a few.
Students may only apply for one Grinnellink internship each summer.
Ambassador Kelly will be presenting an Information Session on Monday, November 4th at 12:15 p.m. in JRC 209.