Here’s how you can get money for your summer internship

The Walter Center for Career Achievement is excited to offer several internship funding opportunities to students in the College of Arts + Sciences! Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible

  1. You must obtain a signed internship offer from your internship site. Funding consideration is dependent on this document, but you can apply while you’re still interviewing and submit the document as soon as you can.
  2. Summer internship must take place during the Summer 2019 Term, May 7 – July 26.
  3. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program within the College of Arts + Sciences.
  4. The following guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor must be met for unpaid internships in the for-profit sector:
    1. The internship, even though it includes the actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
    2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
    3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
    4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion, its operations may actually be impeded;
    5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship;
    6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.
  5. You must complete an online application– which requires contact information for the intern’s supervisor and a brief job description outlining the projects, tasks, and goals related to the internship opportunity, as well as a signed offer letter from the internship provider
  6. If you are pursuing an internship abroad, we recommend that you read these guidelines from the Office of Overseas Study

Step 2: Complete an Application Online (Click here to do it!)

Step 3: Recipients are chosen.

After the deadline passes and once all the applications are received, the Walter Center for Career Achievement reviews the applications. Internship employers are contacted by the Walter Center for Career Achievement to verify the internship opportunity, then students are notified of funding approval or rejection, and funds are distributed through the student’s bursar account. Selected students will be asked to share their experience through a blog highlighting their experience as an intern.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at, call 812-856-4278 or visit the 2nd floor of Ernie Pyle Hall.

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Web Content Manager Maureen Langley