First-years, Sophomores, and Juniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Preference is given to Juniors, particularly if they have never received College funding before.
Students studying abroad during Spring 2019 are eligible to apply as long as they maintain an active, registered status at Bryn Mawr.
- Students receiving summer funding must be enrolled at Bryn Mawr College or at an accredited Study Abroad program for the fall semester following their internship.
- Students who do not return to Bryn Mawr in the Fall 2019 (such as in the case of permanent transfers or leaves of absences) will be required to return the internship funds to the College.
Not Eligible: Students who will not return to Bryn Mawr for Fall 2019 as a current, actively enrolled student. This includes graduating seniors in the class of 2019.
In general, students can only receive internship funding once during their time at Bryn Mawr. Summer Funding is competitive and priority is given to students who have never received funding before. In extremely rare cases, the following exceptions may be considered for this summer 2019:
- Previous Alumnae Regional Scholars and previous recipients of the Projects for Peace grant may be considered for a second summer through the LILAC Summer Internship Funding program.
- Previous participants in the following College-sponsored internship programs may also be considered for a second summer through the LILAC Summer Internship Funding Program: LILAC Internship Partners, Summer of Service, and BiCo Ghana Lagim Tehi Tuma Action Research Fellowship.
- A student may receive funding for summer research one summer (e.g. Hanna Holborn Gray Grant, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Science Dept. Research) and for a summer internship another summer. However, preference will be given to students who have never before received summer funding.
If you have received funding through another College program, please include this in your application as this will be taken into consideration. The goal of the funding program is to give as many Bryn Mawr students as possible the access to funds to pursue their internship of choice.
Students may contact Jennifer Prudencio at email@example.com if they have questions about their eligibility.
Internships must meets the following criteria:
- Students have secured the internship before they apply.
- The internship is unpaid. While priority is given to unpaid internships, considerations have been made if a student is being paid $1,000 or less including stipend, housing, and/or transportation (for example, if a student is paid $1,000 from the internship, we can fund the remaining $3,000). If a student is to receive any funding through the internship, it must be stated in one’s application in accordance with the policies of the Honor Code.
- Minimum of 240 hours of supervised work (8-10 weeks at 30 hours/week minimum)
- The internship takes place sometime between the end of the spring semester and before classes begin in the fall.
- The internship provides the student with a meaningful and educational experience that can contribute to one’s academic, career, and personal interests.
- The internship can be domestic or abroad. If outside of the U.S., the internship may not take place in a country on the U.S. State Department “warning” or Treasury “embargo” lists (except when an embargo is specifically directed toward a narrow set of individuals or circumstances in a country). Travel warnings can be accessed at: www.travel.state.gov. Please note that this list is updated regularly.
- Supervised by a professional in the organization who agrees to the supervisor guidelines
Summer Internship Funding may not be used to:
- Pay for tuition for academic courses
- Pay for fee-based internship programs, unless the fee is meant to cover strictly travel and housing costs. In other words, we do not fund administrative costs of fee-based programs. An exception may be made in a situation where the best or only opportunity is available through a fee-based program.
- Support purely independent research projects. LILAC will consider internship proposals with a research component.
- Support an internship if they have received funding from another department through Bryn Mawr or Haverford for the same internship experience.
- Complete an internship in a location on the U.S. State Department Travel Warning list: www.travel.state.gov