Student Affairs Internship Fund: How to Get Paid for Unpaid Internships!

Funding Opportunities for Internships

Internships are a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in an industry they are interested in.  However, it’s difficult to commit to an unpaid summer internship opportunity when you need to make money.  

The Fleishman Center understands this issue and administers the Student Affairs Internship Fund and the Boog Internship Fund to sponsor talented students so they have financial support while completing summer internships.  

The Student Affairs Internship Fund

Through the Internship Fund, several undergraduate and graduate students will receive $500 to $5,000 to defray the cost of pursuing an unpaid internship. In the summer of 2019, over 40 students were awarded funds through the Student Affairs Internship Fund.  

The Boog Internship Fund

Through the Boog Internship Fund, one undergraduate student will receive $15,000 to defray the additional costs associated with participating in a summer internship! 

Binghamton students just like you have received these sources of funding and it opened up valuable opportunities for them! 

For example, Environmental Studies student, Brendon Enochs, was able to spend the summer as an intern for Infiniti Greens, a start-up company here in Binghamton. 

As Brendon states, “This internship allowed me to work almost as an environmental consultant and really make a difference in this business. This allowed me to fulfill my goal of making a difference in the community and help me get real experience in the professional field.

Brendon said, “By getting experience in this field early on in my professional career I am ahead of my peers and stand out when I want to apply to more opportunities in the future. Not only that, being able to work as an environmental consultant has helped me determine that this is a career I want to pursue. Thanks again for this amazing opportunity and experience that I will never forget.

Don’t miss out on this money!  Apply to our internship funding opportunities today!  For more information about applying please check out our website: https://www.binghamton.edu/ccpd/students/undergrad/gain-experience/internship-fund.html

By Daisy DeMasi
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