Hu/Hsieh Internship Grant
The purpose of this grant is to underwrite or supplement expenses of first-generation college students at Lewis & Clark College who are pursuing internships in the private sector.
- Current undergraduate student in good academic standing with the College
- Applied to 1+ unpaid/low stipend internship in the private sector (Internship must be secured by May 1)
- If you have questions regarding the relevancy of your internship, you are encouraged to meet with Nina Olken in the Career Center.
A higher priority will be placed on applicants who are able to:
- Persuasively convey the connection between the internship opportunity and their career aspirations
- Articulate a clear understanding of their role as an intern, including the impact they will have on the larger organization
- Articulate their interest in the private sector
- Are first-generation college students
- Demonstrate a financial need
- Have established success in both academics and extracurricular activities
- Have not received a grant previously from the Career Center
- Have a strong academic record in coursework
- Have completed their first year and will be enrolled at LC the semester following their internship
- Are rising juniors and seniors
Internships that will not be considered include:
- Internships with organizations owner or operated by immediate family members
- Internships involved with direct proselytizing for religious work or for a political campaign
- This grant can not be use to pay for a program or program fees
One grant is traditionally awarded each year in a set amount of approximately $4000. However, the committee reserves the right to divide the funds between multiple students at their discretion. Recipients will receive the award in the form of a stipend. A stipend is a fixed amount and is not an hourly wage. (Please keep in mind awards may take up to 3 weeks to process and may not be mailed out until late May.)
The online application offers the opportunity to include an optional budget worksheet. This worksheet can be used to enhance the argument for funding by identifying specific anticipated expenses for the committee but is not a required part of the application.
- Attend orientation workshop and/or 1:1 meeting with Nina Olken
- Complete Learning Agreement
- Complete Site Supervisor Agreement
- Complete intern evaluation and facilitate completion of supervisor evaluation
- Compose thank you letter to donors
- Click here for a PDF preview of the online form.
- The application form will require you to upload a PDF version of the resume you use to apply to internships.
- The budget worksheet will guide students through estimating the costs you can anticipate while completing your internship which the committee will use to determine the amount of funding the student will receive.
- The application form will require you to upload a PDF of the budget worksheet.
- Students are highly encouraged to meet with the Career Center to make sure they receive the maximum amount possible.
- Students should direct recommenders to complete the online recommendation form by the application deadline to be considered.
- At least 1 letter of recommendation is required but you main include more.
- Letters may be from faculty, staff, anyone who can speak to your previous work and ability to success in your internship.
The committee will receive basic information regarding your financial aid status that will place you in one of the categories listed below. The need figures which underlie the categories are determined in the same way that the Financial Aid Office determines a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Categories are established to give the committee a relative understanding of student need across a wide spectrum.
- Very High - need over $60,000
- High - need $50,000 - $60,000
- Med - need $30,000 - $50,000
- Low - need $1 - $30,000
- No Need - student has sufficient resources to attend LC with no other assistance
- The online application form will provide you with space to include any additional information (to that noted above) that you would like the committee to take into consideration regarding your financial situation as it relates to the pursuit of this internship.
- This section is optional but strongly encouraged.
- The online application form will require you to upload a PDF your essay.
- The essay should be approximately 3 pages (double spaced) and address the following prompts:
- What motivated or inspired you to pursue this internship?
- What specific skills do you hope to gain or refine?
- How will the successful completion of this internship relate to your future career and/or academic plans?
- How does receiving this funding impact your ability to complete this internship?
- How do you plan to apply what you will learn from this experience?