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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.  

  • Learn more about our internship program from former recipients and donors.

  • 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).

  • Read the following sections for more information, details and how to apply.

Note: S
tudents are encouraged to review other possible source opportunities for their internships: Scholarship office page: Rosen fellowsWatson and Zicklin fellows may also help cover for unpaid internships and External Internship Stipend Programs

How are stipends awarded?  The stipends are competitive, with approximately 30% of students who apply receiving an award. Winners are selected from each school (all majors are eligible).  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 their responses to several essays.

How much are the awards? Financial awards range from $1,000-$5,000 and are 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.

  1. Cancer Research Internship/Stipend
  2. Internship Stipend for all majors Review the eligibility requirements carefully. 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). 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.
  3. International/Pre-Law Internship Stipends Students who plan to intern 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 Brown for information.

What happens if I win? Winners will receive half of their payment about a 4-6 weeks after completing the required paperwork and 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? 

How can I budget my stipend or other money? Check out information and financial advice on how to handle your money so that it lasts. Here is also information about Credit Score.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need more information?

Natalia Guarin-Klein, Director
1303 James Hall, Brooklyn College
Phone: (718) 951-5696  E-mail:

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