College Internship Funding

Note: The application for internship funding is closed for Summer 2019. The Fall 2019 application is open through July 16th.

The Walter Center for Career Achievement is excited to offer several internship funding opportunities to students in the College of Arts + Sciences! By completing the application below, you will be considered for all of the below funding opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (812) 856-4278.

Walter Internship Scholarship: supports College of Arts + Sciences students pursuing summer internships across industries. Funding is not available to students graduating prior to completing their internship.

Lawrence M Blatt Life Sciences Internship Fund: supports life science majors completing an internship at a life science company or institution. Students are eligible to receive funding as long as their internship is with a life science company or an employer that has a life science focus. The internship is not required to have a strict scientific focus. Open to undergrad and masters students to help defray the cost of travel and housing during an internship.

Steve and Jane Malashock Fine Arts Internship Scholarship: supports undergraduate students in the College of Arts + Sciences who have secured internships with arts organizations in relation to their study of art, design, or art history. Preference given to students studying studio art, followed by students studying art history, fashion design, and/or apparel merchandising. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must obtain a signed internship offer from their internship site (Internship Funding consideration is dependent on this document.)
  • Spring internship must take place during the Spring semester.
  • Summer internship must take place during Summer 2019
  • 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 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.
  • 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

Funding Application Process:

  1. Students submit a completed application for funding
  2. Funding applications are reviewed by the Walter Center for Career Achievement after funding deadlines have passed
  3. Internship employers are contacted by the Walter Center for Career Achievement to verify the internship opportunity
  4. Students are notified of funding approval/rejection
  5. Funds are distributed through student bursar account
  6. Selected students are asked to share their experience through a blog highlighting their experience as an intern

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2019 Funding: July 16th, 2019

Click here to submit an application