Fleishman Career Success Initiative

The Fleishman Career Success Initiative was developed in 2021 as a new way to support those students that face the significant barriers to participating in summer internships. This fund assists students not only through monetary aid, but also by supporting their career and professional development. Students that meet the fund criteria will be awarded a minimum of $2,000 in financial support.

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 students who have been offered an unpaid or paid, full- or part-time, remote or in-person summer internship (cannot intern for a family member). You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated financial need of $0-$1,000 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined based on your current Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at the office of Financial Aid and Student Records.
    • If you are unsure if you meet the $0-$1,000 EFC criteria, please contact intefund@binghamton.edu to verify your eligibility before applying. Students that submit all application materials but do not meet this criteria will not be awarded funds. There are several other funding opportunities students can apply for through the Fleishman Center. 
  • Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for funding through the Fleishman Career Success Initiative for a post-graduate summer internship. 
  • Complete ALL requirements listed below

Please note that the Fleishman Career Center manages 6 internship funds. Students who apply for the Fleishman Career Success Initiative 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.

How to apply:

Note: You must secure your summer internship before submitting your funding application. The Fleishman Center is available to help you search for internship opportunities that fit with your interests, develop a great application and even prepare for an interview. Schedule an appointment in hireBING, or drop in during our walk-in hours Monday-Friday from noon–4 p.m. in UU-133. We are looking forward to assisting you!


    • Meet with a Fleishman Center professional staff member by appointment or during walk-in hours twice before submitting your application. We can assist with any topic such as: exploring career options that interest you, searching for an internship, reviewing application materials such as a resume or cover letters, networking, etc.
      • Schedule your in-person or virtual appointment in hireBING or visit us during walk-in hours 
      • For assistance scheduling an appointment, please contact careers@binghamton.edu
    • Participate in two professional development activities or events such as: 

* Appointments, professional development activities, or events that were made with the Fleishman Center in the previous two semesters from the application date can count towards the requirement. This means that any activities from Spring 2023 to the present can be used as part of the application for summer 2024 funds.

*Students can count one of their professional development counseling appointments (e.g. resume review, practice or mock interview, cover letter review) as a professional development activity.

In addition to these above requirements, you will need to complete the Fleishman Career Success Initiative Summer 2024 Application Form and prepare to submit the following:

    • Resume
    • Personal statement of interest that includes information about the internship to be completed (maximum of 500 words, see application form below)
    • Internship Expenses Budget Worksheet

Important dates:

  • The application will open on March 11, 2024 and will close on June 8, 2024.
  • Please note that funds are distributed on a rolling basis. It is in your best interest to apply early as funds may run out before the deadline.

We highly encourage eligible students to utilize Fleishman Center’s resources and services for assistance with applications, internship searches, and more. Visit us during walk-in hours or by scheduling an appointment in hireBING.

How the Fleishman Success Initiative Works

1. Once you are awarded a scholarship, you must complete a form and a W-9 and send them to intefund@binghamton.edu
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, a staff member will request a thank you note for fund sponsors and a picture of you at your internship.