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Internship Awards

 

$2000 Internship Stipends for 2019

 

Undergraduate students (out-of-state, international and Massachusetts residents) who register and complete a credit bearing internship with Career Development for the 2018/19 Academic Year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 semesters) and have submitted a complete and current FAFSA form with the Financial Aid Office (FAFSA requirement does not apply to international students) will be considered to potentially receive an award of $2,000 to off-set the cost of participation in an approved credit-bearing internship. Many awards are available; in the 2017/18 program year 59 awards were given.

There is no application; students who meet the criteria by the deadline will be automatically in consideration for the award.  Stipend recipients are selected based on financial need of all registered interns as determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

 

DEADLINE

Friday May 24, 2019 by 5pm

 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible and in consideration for the award, undergraduate students must meet the following eligibility:

  • have registered an 2018/19 academic year internship for credit and

  • have completed a relevant FAFSA by Friday, May 24, 2019  

  • The FAFSA requirement does not apply to international students; international students will need to fill out a separate form to be considered for the award

 

INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Students must have previously registered a Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 internship; or register a Summer 2019 internship for academic credit by May 24th, 2019. The internship can be either paid or unpaid. Internships must be registered through your Career Development Handshake account and approved by your department faculty for 3 elective credits. See the Career Development website for information about the internship program and how to register an internship for credit.

 

FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY
  • MA and out-of-state student interns must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and meet general federal eligibility requirements for financial aid.  Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 interns must file the 2018/19 FAFSA; Summer 2019 interns must file the 2019/20 FAFSA.Please see the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions about the FAFSA.  
  • International students: The FAFSA requirement does not apply to international students; international students will need to fill out a separate form to be considered for the award

 

ACADEMIC STANDING

Student interns must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program of study, have not earned a prior Bachelor’s degree, and be in good academic standing.

 

SELECTION PROCESS AND DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS

Undergraduate students who receive funding through this program will be selected based on financial need.

Internship stipend recipients will be notified by MassArt email by early/mid June 2019 and must complete the process for payment by the end of June 2019. Students selected to receive funding must submit completed digital forms by the given June deadline noted in the award notification email.

The award is not payment for an internship; the award is to off-set the costs of participation in an approved credit-bearing internship. Funding through this program only applies to the 135 hours needed to complete the internship for academic credit. Priority shall be given to internship sites located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. However, student internships in an out- of-state location will also be considered for this program. International internships are not eligible.

Priority is given to students who have not previously received this award. Eligible students are only eligible to receive one award per program year; students who complete more than one internship for credit during the program year will not have increased chances of being selected for the award and will not receive a larger award amount, if selected.

There is no guarantee of receiving the award; do not plan your internship to be contingent on receipt of the award. The selection process is not timed to coordinate with the start of your internship; recipients may be notified partway through their Summer 2019 internship experience or after completion of their internship in the case Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

Applicable taxes will apply to the award amount.