Carretta Internship for English Majors

Patricia Carretta ‘68, MA ‘74 and Vincent Carretta ‘68, MA ‘71 Internship for English Majors

This internship was established to support English majors within Harpur College of Arts & Sciences to help offset the costs associated with completing unpaid summer internships.
Award amount: $2,000 awarded to one student 

The application for this fund is at the bottom of this page. Please read all fund information carefully before applying. If you do not see an application, it means you are not logged into this site. Click the “log in” button on the top right of this screen and sign in using your Binghamton credentials. 

Who is eligible?

Currently matriculated Binghamton University undergraduate or graduate students majoring in English may apply. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Have an SSN (Social Security Number) or ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number)
    • Declared an English major
    • In good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
    • Have financial need and have completed FAFSA to demonstrate this
    • Received an offer for a summer 2024 internship (can be paid or unpaid)

Preference will be given to students who would benefit most from the internship experience. Please note that this is a competitive application process and only one applicant will be awarded this internship fund each year. Awards will be based on the quality of the application package.

How the internship fund works

  1. Once you are awarded funding, you must complete a form and a W-9 and send them to
  2. We contact your supervisor the week you start your internship and they verify that you started.
  3. We then start to process your check and you should receive it in a couple weeks.
  4. Toward the end of your internship, we ask you to send us a thank you note for fund sponsors and a picture of you at your internship.

Application Process

Complete the form below and prepare to submit the following:

Required to Apply:

    • Resume
    • Personal statement of interest that includes the uniqueness of the internship opportunity
    • Internship Expenses Budget Worksheet

Note: You will need to download and complete the Internship Expenses Budget Worksheet here and upload it to the online application.

Please note that the Fleishman Career Center manages 6 internship funds. Students who apply for the Carretta fund but are not selected will be automatically considered for any other funds that they qualify for. You may also apply directly to other funds. Visit our website for the list of other funds and their requirements. 

Important dates: 

  • Application will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 8, 2024.
  • This fund is reviewed on a rolling basis and all applicants will receive a decision within 4 weeks of submission. Please note that this is a competitive application process and only one student will be awarded this funding each year. Because it is distributed on a rolling basis, it is also likely to be awarded before the deadline, and we recommend applying as early as possible.

We highly encourage students to utilize Fleishman Center’s resources for resume help and have your resume reviewed in the Fleishman Center during walk-in hours or by scheduling an appointment in hireBING.

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