Grantees will receive an internship grant award of up to $800 in the fall and spring semesters, and up to $2000 for a summer internship.
About two weeks.
You will hear via e-mail.
You can only apply for an internship grant for a specific internship position. You will forfeit your grant and may be prohibited from applying for another internship grant in future cycles if you are awarded a grant but did not have the internship position secured as of the application date. Likewise, if you get a grant and then change your internship, you will forfeit your grant.
You can apply for funding for both internships or for just one. Please complete a separate application for each internship. Awarding a student a grant for two internships is a very rare occurrence.
You apply in general for an internship grant and are awarded grants based on application quality and available funding.
Yes, but only if you are interning with a professor who is working for an outside organization. You cannot get a grant for conducting research for a Barnard professor working for Barnard.
No, internship grants are for students doing unpaid, non-academic internships only.
It is possible but the chances are slim. We try to give as many students as possible the opportunity to receive funding for an unpaid internship. Typically, students will receive a grant more than once only if there is no other internship position during that particular application cycle that fits the parameters of an available grant.
Applications that are not well thought-out and that do not make the connection between the internship and the student’s career development will not be looked upon favorably. We also want to see that a grant applicant will gain meaningful exposure to a career field of interest through her internship position. Typos, poor grammar and a sloppy résumé will also hurt an otherwise excellent application. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Career Development office to have their résumés and applications critiqued prior to submitting their application materials.
Yes, for the summer; however, keep in mind that once you receive funding it is difficult to get funded a second time.
Yes. Please also note that we have special funding each summer for students interning abroad.
Most international students should be eligible for the internship grant program but it depends on each student’s own circumstances and visa arrangements. If you are in doubt, you should check with Dean Ani Bournoutian, Dean for International Students.
In most cases, we will deduct the compensation/stipend from the employer from the total grant award. For example, if your employer will be providing you with a $200 travel stipend for the semester, we will deduct $200 from your total grant award. We will contact all internship host organizations to verify the amount of any compensation or stipend provided to grantees.
No. The program does not support the use of funds for these purposes.
No. This program does not support the use of funds for this purpose.
No. The program will not provide grants to students interning at organizations owned or run by their immediate family members. A grantee’s internship supervisor also may not be a family member.