Arts + Sciences Internship Funding

The next application period for internship funding will open in January 2018. 

The Walter Center for Career Achievement is pleased to offer internship funding to students in the College of Arts + Sciences for the summer 2017 semester! Below is information about the eligibility requirements and funding application process. If you are a life sciences major working for a life sciences company, you should apply to the Lawrence M. Blatt Biotechnology Internship Fund instead of this internship fund. If you are taking an internship abroad, we recommend that you read these guidelines from the Office of Overseas Study. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (812) 856-4278.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must have a signed internship offer from their internship site (which must be uploaded in the application).
  • Internship must take place during summer 2017, between May 8, 2017 – August 18, 2017.
  • Funding is not available to seniors graduating in May 2017.
  • 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 this 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.

The application for Summer 2017 internship funding is now closed. Applications are currently being reviewed and funding recipients will be notified by Friday, April 14.

Funding Application Process:

  1. Students submit a completed application for funding.
  2. Funding applications are reviewed by the Walter Center for Career Achievement.
  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 deposited into students’ bursar accounts in early May.