The Magner Career Center offers stipend awards up to $5,000 for the fall, spring and summer semesters (amounts are taxable).
Internship Stipend Awards are competitive cash awards to help current undergraduate and graduate students take non-paid off-campus internships (volunteer, research, student teaching and internships required for your degree qualify) that you would not have otherwise been able to afford. Internships providing small stipends such as travel or lunch, and internships for academic credit, are also eligible.
The stipends are competitive. Last year approximately 30% of those that applied received an award. Each stipend may have specific requirements as to who is eligible. Winners are selected from each school (all majors are eligible). Review the application for the specific criteria. Students must meet the minimum to even qualify. Winners are determined by their letter of recommendation, their resume and their responses to several essays.
How much are the awards?
Financial awards range from $1,000-$5,000 andare taxable (medicare/social security is also withheld). Students are asked to provide a budget that specifies what the stipend is needed for and how much is needed. The amount a student receives is taxable. Students should take that into account when developing their budget.
How do students apply?
Please note that all applications are looked at after the deadline. We do not review them as they come in.
Complete the online application form and send all required materials via email as directed in the application by the deadline (see application for specific deadlines):
Students apply before having secured the internship. Deadline for Summer/Fall internship stipends is in March. The deadline for those interning in Spring 2016 will be in October 2015.
Students who plan to intern abroad or are pre-law should contact Pam Brown firstname.lastname@example.org for information on those stipends.
What happens if I win?
Winners will receive half of their payment about a 4-6 weeks after the complete the required paperworkand write a thank you letter to your donor. Winners should review the guidelines and samples to assist them in writing a quality letter. In some cases students receive the 2nd half of their award towards end of the internship/semester at a luncheon honoring the winners and the donors.
Who are the previous winners?
Winners are chosen from each school. They represent a variety of majors and career interests..