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, off campus 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. Some paid internships may be eligible if they are out of state.
The stipends are competitive, with approximately 30% of students selected to receive an award. All majors are eligible but a few of our stipends are specific to majors (English, Finance, Computer Science, Urban Sustainability). 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 responses to several essays.
Read the following sections for more information, details and how to apply.
How do students apply? Please note that all applications are looked at after the deadline. We do not review them as they come in.
Internship Stipend for all majors Review theeligibility requirements carefully. Complete the online application formand send all required materials via email as directed in the application by the deadline (see application for specific deadlines). This application is also used for those interning abroad. Students apply before having secured the internship. Deadline for Summer/Fall internship stipends is in March. The deadline for those interning in Spring is in October.
International/Pre-Law Internship Stipends Students who plan tointern abroad can apply for a stipend using online application form. If you are pre-law and are seeking a stipend for prelaw internships please contact Pam Brownpbrown@brooklyn.cuny.edufor information.
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.
What happens if I win? Winners will receive half of their payment about a 4-6 weeks after completing 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.