Internship Funding Opportunties
We all know that internships are a fantastic way to gain valuable hands-on experience, but it’s hard to commit to an unpaid 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.
The Student Affairs Internship Fund
Through the Internship Fund, several 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.
Who is eligible?
Currently matriculated Binghamton University undergraduate and graduate students who have been offered an unpaid full- or part-time remote or in-person internship (cannot intern for a family member) for summer 2020 may apply. You must be completing the internship before you graduate, and you need to meet all of the following criteria:
- US citizen
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Current Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at the office of Financial Aid and Student Records. Students with financial need will have priority.
Preference will be given to students who may not otherwise be able to complete an unpaid internship due to financial constraints. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received support through the Internship Fund and those with financial need. Please note that this is a competitive application process and not all applicants will receive funding.
How to applySummer 2020 Application
Note: You will need to download and complete the Internship Expenses Budget Worksheet here and upload to the online application above.
- A first round of applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on May 15, 2020.
- A second round of applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on June 15, 2020.
Final decisions will be communicated in the weeks following the application deadline. Please note that this is a competitive application process and not all applicants will receive funding.
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.
The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development staff will assist students in identifying internship opportunities and will review draft resumes during walk-in advising hours.
Academic credit may be available through the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development’s CDCI Program or a student’s academic major department.
Please note: Some employers may require students to take the internship for credit.
How the internship fund works
1. We contact your supervisor the week you start your internship and they verify that you started.
2. We then start to process your first check (the total amount you get is cut in half).
3. After a couple weeks, you receive half of the amount we offered.
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.
5. Once we have that and verification from your supervisor that you have just about finished your internship, we start processing your second check.
6. You get the second check a couple of weeks after that.
These internship fund opportunities are not intended to support undergraduate research and scholarly or creative work. For information on research resources, please visit the Undergraduate Research Center.
Questions: Please contact the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development with any questions regarding these internship fund opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.