Sunday, August 23, 2015

Do You Have an Unpaid Internship with a Non-Profit or Government Agency and Need Help Paying for Transportation?

Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund 
Fall submission deadline: Monday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.


For the 2015-2016 academic year, we are excited to offer this scholarship for students participating in fall 2015, spring 2016, and summer 2016 unpaid internships with government agencies and non-profit organizations.
The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.
If you are an undergraduate student who has secured an unpaid fall 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, you are eligible to apply.


Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the spring 2016 semester, who have an internship for fall 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (December 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.
In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the fall and completed by Friday, January 22, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

To Apply (Submission Deadline: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5p.m.):
  1. Complete the scholarship program application form by Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5p.m.  The application will be available here beginning Monday, August 24, 2015.
  2. Complete and have signed the Supervisor Statement of Agreement form (this is a Word document).

Please note: The Bright Futures Scholarship application for spring 2016 unpaid internships will be available on Monday, January 18, 2016.

If you have questions about the Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund, contact:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
eely@umd.edu