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.
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.
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.
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?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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