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, Politics, Philosophy and Law student, Janalyn Thurber, was able to spend the summer as an intern for the Broome County District Attorney’s Office. 

As Janalyn  states,I learned a lot during my time at the DA’s office, and I couldn’t have done it without your generous gift. Having financial security while pursuing an unpaid professional opportunity allowed me to focus more on building my skill sets. I believe it is essential for students to have access to these experiences.

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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