Arts + Sciences Internship Funding

The application for internship funding is now open.  Internship funding is limited – please read all instructions before submitting an application. 

You need to have an official offer letter/email from your employer before applying.

The Walter Center for Career Achievement are pleased to offer internship funding to students in the College of Arts + Sciences! Our application for 2019 internship funding is currently OPEN. 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).
  • Spring internship must take place during the Spring semester.
  • Summer internship must take place during summer 2019
  • Summer funding is not available to seniors or graduate students graduating in May 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.

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.

Priority Deadlines:

  • Spring 2019 Funding: November 4th, 2018
  • Summer 2019 Funding: March 17th, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Funding: June 16th, 2019

Click here to submit an application