Internships

Internship Funds

SPARK Grant

  • This grant of $1,500 can help cover undergraduate student costs for an unpaid or underpaid summer internship, study abroad, or summer research.
  • If you are doing a summer internship or research supported by a SPARK Grant, you can live on campus for a nominal fee.

Learn more about the SPARK Grant and how to apply »

Professional Internship Program Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Internship must be unpaid
  • Internship must be granted before you apply for a scholarship
  • Demonstrate financial need and/or be a scholarship recipient
  • Meet all requirements to complete an internship for academic credit (minimum 2.5 GPA, junior standing)
  • Enroll in 283 (0 credit) or 483/484 (3+ credit) internship course.

Scholarship Available:

For the Summer 2017 session, three scholarships will be available. Please select the appropriate scholarship and apply through the links below.

Summer Transportation Grant: Award of $1,000 can be used to cover transportation costs of an unpaid summer internship. This may include public transportation and/or taxi costs. This scholarship cannot cover the cost of gas/mileage for personal transportation.  

Preference will be given to students without access to personal transportation.  

Summer Living Allowance Grant: Award of $3,000 to cover living costs for students completing internships outside of their home city. This may include transportation, housing, and per-diem costs.  

Preference will be given to students completing internships outside of Rochester.

Summer Program Fee Grant:  Award of $500 toward program fees associated with internships. Students completing non-traditional internships (short-term and/or reduced hours) may be eligible for this grant if the internship fulfills all requirements of a 0-credit internship and is approved by the faculty advisor.

How to Apply:

  • Before you apply, you must have your internship confirmed and approved by your academic advisor. 
  • Please complete the Advisor Approval Form prior to this application. 
  • You will be asked to submit an unofficial copy of your academic transcript. You can find this on NazNet by clicking "Transcript" under "Academic Profile" 
  • You must complete an updated resume with your application.  If you have not updated your resume recently, you can make an appointment with your Career Coach to help with your resume.
  • Before applying, please complete a detailed budget for your internship experience.  Please break down the costs for which you are requesting funding and justify how they will be spent.  Submit your budget in writing.

Example: Taxi from home to 5 Main Street: $25 one way      

Taxi costs for one week: $100 (2 trips per day, 2 days per week)

Total taxi cost for 10 weeks: $1,000

  • You will be asked to answer three short-answer questions.  Please answer these questions carefully and considerately, using your best grammar and critical thinking.  Once you submit your application, you will not be able to revisit these questions to edit or change your answers.