Apply for Internship Funding

The Park School Offers the Following Internship Funding Opportunities

Applications for Summer 2020 are closed. Applications for Summer 2021 will be available in February 2021.

To be eligible, you’ll need to have demonstrated financial need as determined through the review of your FAFSA (preferred deadline: March 1st). You will not need to know your internship when you apply. Instead, 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 Interim Professional Development Coordinator Ann Marie Adams. 

*applications will apply to:

  • James B. Pendleton Award for Student Internships
  • The Emerson Summer Internship
  • The Big Apple Award (NYC Communications Internship)

(the Progressive/Independent Media Summer Internships are separate – see below)

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 2020 awards.

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 or NYC.  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.

Criteria:

  • Proven financial need as established by the Ithaca College Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Evidence of your academic and/or creative merit in communications.
  • The quality and career relevance of the internship opportunity.

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 or Gwen Benners, the Program Assistant for Scholarships and Inclusion in Park 328.