An internship can be a game-changer. At the Park School, we encourage students to have that experience, and we create lots of opportunity to connect with one. Unfortunately, sometimes a great internship opportunity may require additional funding, and we don’t want that to stop your chances. If you thought an internship experience was not possible for financial reasons, we hope these Park School funds might help you rethink that – and go after that game-changing experience.
Unless noted, these awards require you to have demonstrated financial need to be eligible. Need is determined through the review of your FAFSA (preferred FAFSA deadline: March 1st).
You will not need to know your internship when you apply. Instead, you will use your pre-approval to go after an internship opportunity without worrying about the financial implications. Want more info? Contact Associate Dean Rob Gearhart or Career Engagement Specialist Suzanne Brache.
APPLY for “pre-approval” of funding by Monday March 6, 2023
Note: additional application rounds will be considered if funding is still available - 2nd round deadline is March 27, 3rd round is April 17.
Eligible applications will apply to the following funding opportunities:
- James B. Pendleton Award for Student Internships (Summer 2023)
- The Emerson Summer Internship (Summer 2023)
- The Big Apple Award (NYC Communications Internship – Summer 2023)
- Michael J. Kaplan '85 Endowed Internship Scholarship for Communications (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024
If you have technical difficulty with any of the applications, contact Associate Dean Rob Gearhart.
James B. Pendleton Award for Student Internships
These awards are available to academically qualified students to supplement the costs associated with undertaking an internship or other professional development opportunity, either in the summer or in our semester programs in Los Angeles. Students must demonstrate financial need as established by the Ithaca College Office of Student Financial Services.
The Emerson Summer Internship
A Provost Office grant, The Emerson Summer Internship provides one rising senior an award for a credit-bearing summer internship. Preference is for internships requiring 3 or more credits, and students need to have demonstrated financial need as established by the Ithaca College Office of Student Financial Services.
The Big Apple Award
Made possible through the generosity of Park School alumni working in the New York City area, the Big Apple Award provides support for credit-bearing undergraduate summer internships based in the New York City area.
Michael J. Kaplan '85 Endowed Internship Scholarship for Communications
Awarded to students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who are taking part in an internship opportunity. Financial need is not required.