About Internship Grants

The Honors Internship Grant provides support of $3,500 to Honors students engaged in a part- or full-time summer internship or equivalent professional enrichment, which is unpaid or modestly compensated. Modest compensation is understood to mean that the student is not able to meet their living expenses with the stated compensation. The internship or professional experience should align with the student's academic and/or career interests and be designed to expand their problem solving, critical thinking and creative skills as specified by the employer. Award funds are intended to defray travel and living expenses.


The application deadline for the summer 2024 cycle is June 20th. Please keep in mind that the later you apply, the longer it will take to get approved and see funding. Consider applying as soon as possible for the summer 2024 round.

Applications for future rounds of funding (beginning summer 2025) will be May 15th due to financial aid review requirements.

*Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, and funding may be delayed.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Evidence of acceptance to the internship program.
    • A copy of your offer letter, whether internship is paid or unpaid.
    • Budget with estimated costs of living expenses, with inclusion of which costs specifically can be covered by internship compensation, and which would be covered by Honors grant.
    • Prior recipients of the Honors Internship Grant are not eligible to apply.

Funding Process and Financial Aid Impacts

    • Honors will review your application and supporting documents.
    • Grant awards impact financial aid packages. Before funding, we will work with the Financial Aid Office to determine the impact of the grant award.
      • If you are registering for summer internship credits, your award will be evaluated by financial aid to make sure there is room in your aid package, since the funds will be supporting your credit-bearing work.
      • If you do not register for summer credits for your internship, t your award will be evaluated for addition to your fall aid package, with the possible consequence that the funding amount could lower your fall aid package amount.
      • Depending on your estimated budget, Honors will award you up to the full amount of $3,500. This review begins in mid-April and may take a few weeks to complete.
      • Depending on the impacts to your aid package, you will need to see your financial aid counselor to work out the amount you are eligible to receive.
    • Honors will request the release of the funds. The central budgeting office will process the deposit of a credit to your financial account. This process may take 2-3 weeks, and you should work with the bursar's office to request a refund.
    • Come back and fill out a grant report form telling us all about it. This is a required step and is easy to do. We provide this information to our generous donors, and it also helps us maximize opportunities for other students.
        • See other students' Internship grant reports to the right. This is where yours will be posted!




Ready to Submit your Grant Report?

Submit your grant report at the link to the right.  The questionnaire will ask you open ended questions about your experience and your grant.   Honors will be publishing your report as a post to this website, and also sharing with our donors who provide these grants.  You can browse the posts here on the right as examples of how you will want to answer the questions in the report questionnaire.

Student Internship Grant Experiences

Tyler Aitken

My broadcasting skills improved exponentially this past summer. Over a 42 game season with the…

Ellen Clark

I spent summer 2023 in Makhanda, South Africa interning with Inkululeko, a global non-profit focusing…

Jose Venegas

I spent my summer at the Adolphe Merkle Research Institute in Switzerland conducting research and…

Alexis Taliento

This past summer, I pursued an internship in financial services at Bloomberg in New York…

Grace Engel

From May to August, I interned full time with Regeneron at the Rensselaer, NY location.…

Ananya Chandra

This past summer, I worked for Haley & Aldrich of NY as a Civil/Environmental Engineering…

Cassidy Snyder

My time in Washington, D.C. was extremely fulfilling. At Brownstein, I worked as a Government…

Aaron Shinn

My internship with O’Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers was a rewarding experience that I firmly…

Rachel Renzi

This summer, I had the opportunity to work at Macy’s Inc. as a Merchandising Buying…

Linda Baguma

Working with my first non-profit organization this past summer was an incredibly enriching experience. It…