IU is Everywhere
Liberal Arts + Sciences majors have interned all over the globe — now it’s your turn. You can build professional skills while earning academic credit. Thanks to the generosity of IU College of Arts + Sciences alumni, you can apply for several scholarships to help cover the costs.
Apply for a Scholarship
Spring 2021 Deadline: December 4, 2020
The Walter Center for Career Achievement is excited to offer over $100,000 in scholarships to eligible College of Arts + Sciences students planning to complete an internship to help defray the cost of travel and housing during an internship. By completing the application, you will be considered for each scholarship the Walter Center has to offer.
View Available Scholarships
- Ralph 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.
- Larry D. and Shelley M. Singell Arts and Sciences 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 Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate life science majors in the College of Arts + Sciences who are pursuing internships at a life science company or institution. Students must intern with a life science company or an organization focused on life science, but it is not required for the internship to have a strict scientific focus.
- Lewis E. Wright Memorial Internship Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the College of Arts + Sciences who have secured internships with non-profit organizations outside of Indiana University.
- Steve and Jane Malashock Fine Arts Internship Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the College of Arts + Sciences who are pursuing internships with arts organizations in relation to art, design, or art history. Preference is given to studio art majors, then art history, fashion design, and apparel merchandising majors.
- Suzy Kriscunas Internship Scholarship Fund supports College of Arts + Sciences students pursuing internships across industries. Funding is not available to students graduating prior to completing their internship.
- Tracy Gardner Internship Scholarship supports College of Arts and Sciences pursuing summer internships. Preference will be given to students working for non-profit organizations.
- College of Arts and Sciences Internship Scholarship supports College of Arts + Sciences students pursuing internships across industries. Funding is not available to students graduating prior to completing their internship.
View Eligibility Requirements
- Student must obtain a signed internship offer from their internship site (Internship Funding consideration is dependent on this document.)
- Graduating Seniors are not eligible for any internship scholarship if the internship occurs after their graduation.
- 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.
View Selection Process
- Students submit a completed scholarship application.
- Applications are reviewed by the Walter Center for Career Achievement after scholarship deadlines have passed.
- Internship employers are contacted by the Walter Center for Career Achievement to verify the internship opportunity.
- Students are notified of approval or rejection.
- Funds are distributed through student bursar account.
- Approved students are contacted after completing their internship and asked to share their experiences.
Internships completed at an Indiana University office or organization will not receive funding priority. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 856-4278 with any questions or concerns.
Find Your Course
Ask your academic advisor which course is right for you — some departments offer internship credit and you should fulfill your department’s option first.
- ABEH-X473: Animal Behavior Internship Course
- ASCS-X373 + X375: Arts + Sciences Internship Course
- BIOL-X473: Biology, Microbiology, and Biotechnology Internship Course
- HIST-X473: History Internship Course
- IU POLS DC: IU Internship in Politics, Opportunity, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship program
- MSCH-X474: Journalism Internship Course
- MSCH-X472: Media Internship Course
Start Your Application
Open & Close Dates: 🌷 Spring: Nov. 5 – Feb. 1. ☀️ Summer: March 5 – June 1. 🍂 Fall: July 2 – Oct 1.
Follow these instructions to submit your application for internship credit through Handshake.
- Click the above button, choose Indiana University-Bloomington if prompted, and log in with your IU email and passphrase.
- Click the blue Request an Experience button
- On the following page, use Experience Type to choose the relevant course. Use Term to select your chosen semester.
- Complete all of the remaining fields
- Click the green Request Experience button on the bottom of the page! You’ll be taken to a page that displays your newly-completed application.
And voilà! You’ll receive an email to confirm your application and in 2-5 weeks you’ll be notified of the application’s approval or denial. Click the above button again and select your pending experience to check up on your application at any time.
View Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I register for my course?
The Walter Center will provide course registration instructions once your application has been approved
- How do I see the status of my application?
Log in to Handshake using your IU email and passphrase. From the top navigation of Handshake, select the Career Center button on the top right. On the Indiana University-Bloomington page, select the Experiences button. From here, you should see any submitted experiences and their current status.
- How do I register for a course?
The Walter Center will provide course registration instructions once your application has been approved.
- What happens when my application is rejected? Can I reapply?
If your application is rejected, you will receive an e-mail from Handshake that says “Experience Approval Halted.” The e-mail will include any additional information the course instructor or internship site supervisor included in their rejection. If you’d like to resubmit your application with suggested changes from the course instructor or internship supervisor, contact us at email@example.com or (812)-856-4278 and we can restart your approval process.
- What happens when my application is approved?
You will be notified via your IU email that you were approved and receive instructions on how to register for the course.
- How long will it take for my application to be approved?
The length of time it takes for your application to be approved is dependent upon your supervisor’s response time. We recommend you tell your supervisor to look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org and click the link.
- Do I have to pay for internship credit?The course fees for internship courses are the same as any other credit-bearing course.Calculate Semester Fees