What are internships and why are they important?
An internship is a form of experiential education that offers the participant an opportunity to work temporarily in a non-profit or for-profit organization. It can be paid or unpaid. Information on the benefits of internships can be found here.
Can Career Center staff help me find an internship and/or review my application?
Yes. Career Center counselors do not serve on the selection committee, thus they are able to review student applications and help you secure an internship. Schedule a career counseling appointment here or contact Nina Olken (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly with questions.
Can graduating seniors apply for the award?
Yes. Graduating seniors are eligible for the award.
What types of internships qualify?
Qualified internships could be housed at various-sized organizations, from a startup to a large business, and from nonprofit to for-profit. Economic-focused internships could include economic public policy, research, and/or business.
Please contact Nina Olken (email@example.com) if you are unsure if the internship you are pursuing fits the parameters of the award.