Deadline December 4: Get Money for Your Spring 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

  • Students must obtain a signed internship offer from their internship site (Internship Funding consideration is dependent on this document.)
  • Spring/Summer/Fall internships must take place during the respective term.
  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program within the College of Arts + Sciences
  • Students 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
  • If you are pursuing an internship abroad, we recommend that you read these guidelines from the Office of Overseas Study
  • The following guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor must be met for unpaid internships in the for-profit sector:
    • The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which
      would be given in an educational environment;- The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
    • The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
    • 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;
    • The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship;
    • The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

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.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS DECEMBER 4, 2020.

The Walter Center has several scholarships to award, but there’s only one application. You can visit our Internship Scholarships page to see other students that have been awarded these scholarships and see all the details about individual scholarships.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at iuwalter@iu.edu or call 812-856-4278.

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