We all know that internships are a fantastic way to gain valuable hands-on experience, but it’s hard to commit to a summer internship when you know you need to make money, too. But what if that internship is the experience that’s going to open the doors for your future job?
The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development recognizes this issue and administers funding to sponsor talented undergraduate and graduate students so they have financial support while completing summer internships.
You may be eligible to receive funding to support a summer internship through one of our 6 internship funds:
Student Affairs Internship Fund
$1,000–$5,000 to multiple recipients
Several students will receive $1,000 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
Established in 2021, this fund was developed to support students that face the most barriers of participating in summer internships. This fund is only available for a limited pre-determined student list.
During the summer of 2022, the Fleishman Career Center distributed $204,700 in internship funding to enable 56 students to complete meaningful, high-impact internship experiences. To learn more about the recipients and the impact of their funding, read our internship funding news article.
The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
Additional funding opportunities:
These funding opportunities are not intended to support undergraduate research and scholarly or creative work. For information on research resources, please visit the Undergraduate Research Center.
Professional development experiences (such as conferences, trainings, grad school application fees, professional clothing, and more) are potentially eligible for reimbursement through the Professional Development Fund.
Thank you! These funding opportunities are generously funded by friends and partners of Binghamton University and the Fleishman Career Center. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support of Binghamton University students.
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