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Stipend awards (taxable) help current students take non-paid off-campus opportunities related to their career (internship, volunteer, off campus research, student teaching and practicum) that they would not have otherwise been able to afford.  Please note that currently only remote internships are being approved for stipends. It may be possible the summer and/or fall may be the same.

  • 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) and some are specific to career interests (pre-law, governmental accounting)
  • Minimum GPA is 3.0, You must be a undergraduate or graduate student at the time you will intern.  You can apply before securing an internship. Review our additional eligibility requirements

How can I prepare for the application?

Winners are determined by their resume, essay responses, recommendation and, in some cases, an interview. The following resources can help you put together the best application possible:

How do students apply? 

Please note that all applications are looked at after the deadline. We do not review them as they come in. Summer/Fall Internship Deadline:  March and Spring Internship Deadline: October.  To apply go to: Internship Stipend Application and select Magner Career Center - Stipend Award Application.

What happens if you are selected?

For more information and answers to common questions, go to the FAQs page and make sure you are aware of the internship site eligibility requirements. Receiving the stipend is contingent on approval of the internship site.

Where does the funding come from?

These awards are made possible by very generous donations from Brooklyn College alumni (Magner, Tow, Garil, O’Hara, Friedman, Glaser, Kandel,  Sisti, Geen, Lebowitz and Weill).   

Are there other stipend/funding opportunities?

Yes, go to the below links for other opportunities.

Please note: 

Planning to intern in 2021?.

Due to the urgent need for proper health precautions in employment settings during COVID-19, CUNY has informed the campuses that student internship-seekers should be performing their new roles in remote-only format, in most, if not all cases. For those instances where an exception can be made, a waiver is required to ensure the employer has substantive plans and procedures in place to keep staff (including the interns) protected against the coronavirus. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they or the employer provide documentation of the employer’s safety protocols (risk mitigation) and waiver must be submitted to the Magner Career Center prior to the student commencing work.  Students should ask their internship employer to send the documentation about their safety protocol to Students who do not submit the waiver are assumed to be participating an a fully remote internship. If a student chooses to participate in person internships they obtained on their own or before documentation is received are participating at their own risk. The need for this documentation includes all internships that require any “travel” and such student cannot perform it 100% remotely. Students applying for part-time or full-time employment should be vigilant in their assessment of positions that require in-person work during the ensuing pandemic. In addition to doing their due diligence in ascertaining an employers risk-mitigation, students should contact the Magner Career Center to discuss safety concerns regarding a potential employment opportunity. The student understands that the ultimate decision to perform any in-person work during COVID-19 is theirs to make and that such work may present unique health risks.