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Apply for Internship Funding

The Park School Offers Funding for Summer, Fall and Spring Internship Opportunites (application link below)

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 Professional Development Coordinator Ann Marie Adams

APPLY for “pre-approval” of 3rd Round funding by Monday April 19, 2021 
Note: additional application rounds will be considered if funding is still available, the first round applications closed Monday March 15, 2021. The second round closed Monday March 29th.

Eligible applications will apply to the following funding opportunities:

  • James B. Pendleton Award for Student Internships (Summer 2021)
  • The Emerson Summer Internship (Summer 2021)
  • The Big Apple Award (NYC Communications Internship – Summer 2021)
  • Bryan Roberts Award for Roy H. Park School of Communications Internships (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022)
  • Michael J. Kaplan '85 Endowed Internship Scholarship for Communications (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022)

If you have technical difficulty with any of the applications, contact Kristin Morse (Academic Services Coordinator).

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.

Bryan Roberts Award for Roy H. Park School of Communications Internships

Awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications pursuing a credit-bearing internship. Financial need is not required. This award was established in honor of Bryan Roberts, in recognition of his profound impact on the students of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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.

Other Internship Funds Available

The Progressive/Independent Media Internship Program

Funded by a generous benefactor, The Progressive/Independent Media Internship program offers recipients up to a $3,000 stipend for a credit-bearing summer internship with an independent media organization. The link above provides locations where students have interned in the past, and includes an application for Summer awards.

Need Assistance?

We recognize that it can be expensive to do an internship - you may need to get housing in a major city or the internship sponsor may require that you register for academic credit.  If you have concerns about this, talk with Ann Marie Adams, our Interim Professional Development Coordinator in Park 377.