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Available Funds

Students apply in general to the program and will be considered for all grants for which they meet the eligibility requirements. 

Please see below for an overview of some of the grants that we have available for Barnard students.

Internship Grants with Specific Criteria

Arts and Culture:

  • Costanza Anchisi '89 Memorial Internship Fund:  Provides funding for summer internships to students majoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures who is completing her junior year.  If in a given year no student meets the above requirement, funding may be awarded to a student majoring in Art History.  (Summer only)
  • Georgianna Pimentel Contiguglia '64 Internship Fund in the Arts:  Provides funding for internships in the visual arts, dance, theater or other related fields.
  • Todd Evans and Hannah B. Evans '97 Internship Fund: Provides financial assistance for students interested in the arts or in public service.
  • Joyce Kosh Kaiser '57 Internship Fund for the Arts:  Awards grants for internships preferably in the arts.  Prefers candidates who are Art History majors completing their junior year.
  • Liman Foundation New York City Arts Internship Fund: Awards grants for internships in  visual arts.  Internships must be in small to medium-sized New York City nonprofit arts organizations.  A list of sample nonprofit arts organizations that would be suitable for grants from the Liman internship fund is available here.
  • Susan Weis Mindel '66 and Dr. Joel S. Mindel Internship Fund for the Arts:  Provides funding for internships in the arts.
  • Esther and Morton Rose Memorial Arts Internship Fund: Provides funding for internships in the visual and performing arts.  Grant recipients will be juniors or seniors in a course of study related to the visual and performing arts. 
  • Theater Educational Outreach Internship Program:  Supports students interning in theatre, with a preference for theatre majors working in nonprofit theatre organizations.
  • Karen B. Usdan '90 Internship for the Arts:  Provides funding for students interning in the arts and entertainment industries.
  • Ellen “PuckyViolett '46 Internship Fund:  Awards grants for internships in the arts, including but in no way limited to theatre, television , film or publishing.

Business, Economics and Finance:

  • Sarah Elisabeth Strang '95 Internship Fund:  Provides internship stipends for students, with a preference for science, math or economics majors and/or students with internships in finance.  (Summer only)
  • Irene Lust Szyliowicz '56 PA '88 Entrepreneurial Internship Fund:  Awards grants for students with entrepreneurial business internships.

Community Service/Politics/Public Interest:

  • April Benson '73 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students working in the nonprofit, psychology or new media fields.
  • Eleanor T. Elliott Internship Fellows Program:  Awards grants for internships in child psychology, strategic communication, development, policy, advocacy, education and public service on behalf of children and families. Some of the issues of interest include immigrant children, children's health, childhood obesity, and education policy.  Not for internships in research or direct service.
  • Todd Evans and Hannah B. Evans '97 Internship Fund: Provides financial assistance for students interested in the arts or in public service.
  • Alexis Knox Internship Fund:  Supports Women Studies majors with internships in social activism.  Non-majors interested in women and gender are acceptable.
  • Ellen Feis Levy '57 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students interning in the nonprofit and public interest sectors.
  • Lisa Miller '90 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students who would like to participate in meaningful work experiences but cannot do so without a source of income. This internship fund will give preference to students with internship projects advocating one of the following issues: (1) the achievement of social justice and equal opportunity for women, ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, or the economically disadvantaged in the U.S. or abroad; (2) economic development in low income communities and countries; or (3) urban public policy initiatives.
  • Metropolitan Life Foundation/Richard R. Shinn Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Service:  Provides funding for Barnard students who seek to explore future careers in public affairs and the non-profit sector through internship experiences and could not do so without financial assistance.  (Summer only)
  • Terry Newman '79 Internship Fund:  Awards grants to students interning in urban public education (including charter or magnet schools), for students working in a nonprofit organization that works to support urban education, and for students working in urban public after-school enrichment programs.
  • Jessica E. Patt '89 Community Service Fund:  This fund was established in memory of this alumna to continue her legacy by providing financial support to students pursuing internships focused on community service and public service.
  • Belle & Harry Salzman Fund:  Provides funding for students pursuing internships in the Washington, D.C. area. Candidates should be juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need who are interested in public service, law, and government.  Past interns have worked for various government agencies and elected officials.  (Summer only)
  • Tow Foundation Public Service Internship Program:  Supports students interning in public and/or international service: nonprofits, public policy, government, politics, education, public health, international affairs, relations or development.  Summer internships should be full-time, 35+ hours per week and semester internships should be part-time, 10+ hours per week and lasting approximately 10 weeks.

Communications and Media:

  • April Benson '73 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students working in the nonprofit, psychology or new media fields.
  • Univision Internship Fund for Women in Media and Communications:  Provides funding for students pursuing internships at Univision Network.  Preference is given to Latina students.
  • Ellen “PuckyViolett '46 Internship Fund:  Awards grants for internships in the arts, including but in no way limited to theatre, television , film or publishing. 

Children/Education/Families:

  • Eleanor T. Elliott Internship Fellows Program:  Awards grants for internships in child psychology, strategic communication, development, policy, advocacy, education and public service on behalf of children and families. Some of the issues of interest include immigrant children, children's health, childhood obesity, and education policy.  Not for internships in research or direct service.
  • Halpern Family and Peter H. Juviler Human Rights Internship Fund:  Provides funding for internships in the area of human rights, including civil rights, race relations, women’s rights, programs for children, environmental/health protection, refugee and asylee rights.
  • Terry Newman '79 Internship Fund:  Awards grants to students interning in urban public education (including charter or magnet schools), for students working in a nonprofit organization that works to support urban education, and for students working in urban public after-school enrichment programs.

Human Rights:

  • Halpern Family and Peter H. Juviler Human Rights Internship Fund:  Provides funding for internships in the area of human rights, including civil rights, race relations, women’s rights, programs for children, environmental/health protection, refugee and asylee rights.

Immigrants/Aslyees/Refugees:

  • Eleanor T. Elliott Internship Fellows Program:  Awards grants for internships in child psychology, strategic communication, development, policy, advocacy, education and public service on behalf of children and families. Some of the issues of interest include immigrant children, children's health, childhood obesity, and education policy.  Not for internships in research or direct service.
  • Halpern Family and Peter H. Juviler Human Rights Internship Fund:  Provides funding for internships in the area of human rights, including civil rights, race relations, women’s rights, programs for children, environmental/health protection, refugee and asylee rights.

International Internships:

  • Lisa Miller '90 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students who would like to participate in meaningful work experiences but cannot do so without a source of income. This internship fund will give preference to students with internship projects advocating one of the following issues: (1)The achievement of social justice and equal opportunity for women, ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, or the economically disadvantaged in the U.S. or abroad; (2)economic development in low income communities and countries; or (3) Urban public policy initiatives.
  • Patricia Cady Remmer '45 International Experience Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students working in summer internships outside of the U.S. in nonprofit organizations.  (Summer only) 

Law/Government:

  • Belle and Harry Salzman Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students pursuing internships in the Washington, D.C. area. Candidates should be juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need who are interested in public service, law, and government.  Past interns have worked for various government agencies and elected officials.  (Summer only)

Psychology:

  • April Benson '73 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students working in the nonprofit, psychology or new media fields.

Science or Math:

  • Doris Schloss Rosenthal '35 Mathematics and Science Internship Fund:  Awards grants to students completing internships in the sciences or math areas.
  • Sarah Elisabeth Strang '95 Internship Fund:  Provides internship stipends for students, with a preference for science, math or economics majors and/or students with internships in finance.  (Summer only)

Students with Demonstrated Financial Need:

  • Charlotte Zmora Fahn '59 and Stanley Fahn Internship Fund:  Awards internship grants to students for internships in any field.  Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Metropolitan Life Foundation/Richard R. Shinn Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Service:  Provides funding for Barnard students who seek to explore future careers in public affairs and the non-profit sector through internship experiences and could not do so without financial assistance.  (Summer only)
  • Lisa Miller '90 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students who would like to participate in meaningful work experiences but cannot do so without a source of income. This internship fund will give preference to students with internship projects advocating one of the following issues: (1)The achievement of social justice and equal opportunity for women, ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, or the economically disadvantaged in the U.S. or abroad; (2)economic development in low income communities and countries; or (3) urban public policy initiatives.
  • Belle & Harry Salzman Fund:  Provides funding for students pursuing internships in the Washington, D.C. area. Candidates should be juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need who are interested in public service, law, and government.  Past interns have worked for various government agencies and elected officials.  (Summer only)

Students with Disabilities:

  • Marsteller Internship Program:  Provides internship funding for students with disabilities.  Eligible applicants must be registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS).

Transfer Students to Barnard:

  • PSN Trust Transfer Student Internship Fund:  Provides internship funding to students who have transferred to Barnard.  (Fall and Spring only)

Washington, D.C. Area Internships:

  • Belle & Harry Salzman Fund:  Provides funding for students pursuing internships in the Washington, D.C. area. Candidates should be juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need who are interested in public service, law, and government.  Past interns have worked for various government agencies and elected officials.  (Summer only)

Women’s Issues:

  • Halpern Family and Peter H. Juviler Human Rights Internship Fund:  Provides funding for internships in the area of human rights, including civil rights, race relations, women’s rights, programs for children, environmental/health protection, refugee and asylee rights.
  • Alexis Knox Internship Fund:  Supports Women Studies majors with internships in social activism.  Non-majors interested in women and gender are acceptable.
  • Lisa Miller '90 Internship Fund:  Provides funding for students who would like to participate in meaningful work experiences but cannot do so without a source of income. This internship fund will give preference to students with internship projects advocating one of the following issues: (1)The achievement of social justice and equal opportunity for women, ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, or the economically disadvantaged in the U.S. or abroad; (2)economic development in low income communities and countries; or (3) urban public policy initiatives.
  • Univision Internship Fund for Women in Media and Communications:  Provides funding for students pursuing internships at Univision Network.  Preference is given to Latina students.

Unrestricted Funds for Internships in Any Career Area

  • Shirley Estabrook Wood Internship Fund
  • Charlotte Zmora Fahn '59 and Stanley Fahn Internship Fund
  • Eve Green '40 Internship Fund
  • Dolores Kreisman '53 Internship Fund
  • Amy Lai '89 Internship Fund (Summer only)
  • Linda Fayne Levinson Internship Fund:  Unrestricted but prefers business-related internships.
  • Jane Rosenzweig Jelenko '70 Internship Fund