Career Center Funding Opportunities

Summer Internship Funding Awards

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The Summer Internship Funding Awards Program is designed to increase the ability of Colorado College students to participate in internship opportunities, many of which remain unpaid or underpaid. Each Colorado College student is eligible to receive one award during their four undergraduate years.

The 2023 Internship Funding Application will open February 1, 2023. All applications must be submitted through Summit (under Office of the Dean of the College). The first deadline for consideration is March 24, 2023. The sooner you start your search, the more proactive you can be for this application. It is unlikely all funds will be distributed at this deadline. Applications will continue to be accepted until funds run out or May 19, whichever comes first. Your internship does not need to be accepted or confirmed prior to applying for Summer Internship Funding.

Applicants have the opportunity to choose from two awards:

  • Internship experiences for a minimum of 10 weeks and 400 hours are eligible for $4000
  • Internship experiences for a minimum of 8 weeks and 240 hours are eligible for $2500

All fully enrolled Colorado College students who will remain fully enrolled in courses for at least one semester beyond their internship, are eligible to apply for summer internship funding. All internships must be away from the CC campus, and all travel for internships outside of the U.S. must be approved. Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to be eligible. Third-party programs are not eligible for funding. If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, but feel you have extenuating circumstances, please reach out to the Career Center.

To best prepare for your application, start your search for internship opportunities early and consider what you hope to gain from these experiences. The application is meant to be reflective as well as demonstrate how this specific opportunity will support your goals. Details are included in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Prior to receiving funding, all recipients must complete an Agreement, as well as an Employer Confirmation Form in order to finalize your application. These expectations must be met by May 31, 2023 to ensure funds may be dispersed before the end of the funding cycle.

If you have questions that are not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions, please contact Andrea Culp, in the Career Center.

Professional Development Fund

The Professional Development Fund was created to help undergraduate students take advantage of career preparation  opportunities during their time as students. While undergraduate students may apply to the fund more than once, they are limited to $500 in total grant awards over their time at Colorado College.

All currently enrolled Colorado College undergraduate students who are in good standing with the college (academic and behavioral) are eligible.

Professional Development Grants are intended to help offset the costs of expenses associated with career preparation, job and internship search, networking, and graduate/professional school applications for individual students.  Below are examples of eligible (but not limited to) expenses: 

  • Interview attire such as suits, dress shoes, ties, professional bag, and other professional attire. (At reasonable price points.)
  • Individual travel, lodging, meal expenses related to interviews, career fairs, consortia recruiting events, and career-related networking events/ professional conferences (that take place off-campus, are not supported by an academic dept. or other funding sources.
  • Graduate/professional school entrance exam registration fees and application fees that remain after applying for fee waiver/reduction opportunities.

Professional Development Grants may not be used for:

  • Coursework not sponsored by Colorado College  
  • Credit-bearing coursework offered at Colorado College
  • Income or expenses associated with a summer internship
  • Expenses incurred for post-grad full-time careers

To apply, complete the application process.

Other Funding Opportunities

To learn about other funds available to students, check out the Funding Opportunities for Students page.

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