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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.

Eligible internships must be a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks and 240 hours (some special consideration will be given to experiences that don't quite meet this minimum). The internship 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. While the internship does not need to be confirmed or accepted at the time of application, verification of the confirmed internship will be required before the award is officially secured.

All Colorado College students who are fully enrolled in spring 2021 courses and/or were fully enrolled in fall 2020 courses, and will be fully enrolled in courses for the fall 2021 semester, are eligible to apply for 2021 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. Each Colorado College student is eligible to receive one award during their four undergraduate years.

Summer 2021 Awards

The 2021 Internship Funding Application will open February 15, 2021. All applications must be submitted through Summit (under Academic Dean's Office/CC Provost Office). The application will remain open until all funds are allocated or May 19, 2021 (whichever comes first). Your internship does not have to be accepted or confirmed prior to applying for Summer Internship 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, 2021, 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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