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Summer Internship Funding Awards

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The Summer Internship Funding Awards Program is designed with the intention 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.

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. If you are a junior, or first semester senior, who does not meet these eligibility requirements, we are happy to discuss extenuating circumstances and assess applications with some special considerations.  Please reach out to the Career Center with questions, or complete an application with very clear information so your situation can be assessed. 

Summer 2022 Awards

The 2022 Internship Funding Application will open February 1, 2022. All applications must be submitted through Summit (under Office of the Vice Provost/Office of the Dean of the College). The application will remain open until all funds are allocated or May 18, 2022 (whichever comes first). Your internship does not need to be accepted or confirmed prior to applying for Summer Internship Funding.

This year 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 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. 

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 in nature as well as help the selection committee understand 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 to fulfill set expectations and requirements before, throughout and after their internship. Once your application is submitted you will have 4 weeks to receive an offer and submit the related Employer Confirmation Form within your application. Should you not be able to meet this deadline, you can request an extension of up to 4 more weeks to complete your internship search, but you MUST communicate your situation to the Career Center for this extension. This employer confirmation and all other requirements must be returned no later than June 1, 2022, 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.


Other Funding Opportunities

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

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