The Career & Civic Engagement Center's Summer Internship Funding Program provides funds to support unpaid summer internships.
Update on Summer Funding Program as of March 25, 2020
A lot of uncertainty still exists around how COVID-19 will impact life in the upcoming weeks and months. At this point, we are hoping and planning to run the Career & Civic Engagement Center Summer Funding; however, we want to be transparent that our plans could change based on how the COVID-19 situation evolves. As President Cassidy indicated in her message to the community on March 20, College leadership will be reviewing summer programs soon.
Students must still submit a complete Summer Funding Application Form by April 5—this funding application deadline will remain firm. We made two changes to the process. One change is to extend the deadline to submit the Organization Verification form to Sunday, April 26. We encourage those who have already been in touch with their organizations and who are able to submit the Organization Verification form by the April 5 deadline to continue to do so as it will complete your application. If we can continue as planned with the summer funding program, we will begin reviewing applications immediately after the April 5 deadline, giving priority to those who have submitted both the Summer Funding Application Form and the Organization Verification Form. In addition to still considering on-site internships (unless we are directed otherwise by the College), a second change is that we will consider funding remote work options that fit all the internship eligibility criteria (normally we do not fund remote internships) for this summer only.
The goals of the Summer Internship Funding Program are to provide students with opportunities to
- apply their Bryn Mawr education in a meaningful work environment;
- acquire professional experience through an internship or research opportunity;
- gain a rich understanding in a field of interest;
- connect their summer work to personal, intellectual, and professional goals;
- access an internship or research opportunity that would be difficult to pursue without funding support.
Internships with a Research Component
Summer Internship Funding will consider internship proposals with a research component. The Career & Civic Engagement Center does fund not independent research projects.
A note regarding Fall semester research: In some instances, students may want to incorporate what they've learned during their summer into their academic work once back on campus. To do so, there may be instances where a student needs prior approval from the Bryn Mawr College Institutional Review Board. If this is of interest to you, please discuss with a faculty member in your major field this semester.
The applications for Summer 2020 internship funding will be available in August. Application deadlines are:
- International Internships: March 5, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET
- Domestic Internships: April 5, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET
- Partnerships: Deadlines vary