Emerson Internship Program

Obtain financial support for your undergraduate internship in the U.S. or abroad

The Dean nominates one student each year to receive this $3,000, need-based award.

Selection Criteria

  • The internship must be credit bearing and completed during the summer months. The quality and academic/career relevance of the internship is also important.

  • Student will have completed at least 90 credits by the end of Summer 2023 (this summer internship can be counted toward the 90-credit requirement)

  • Student must apply for summer session registration for the internship (undergraduate credits only)

  • Student must demonstrate meritorious academic performance

  • Student must be eligible for financial aid (students must check with the Office of Financial Aid regarding their status)

How to Apply for an Emerson Internship

Here are the steps you need to take in order to apply for an Emerson Award:

  1. Meet with your IC faculty sponsor/advisor/internship coordinator to discuss how to set up a summer internship

  2. Complete the Application for 2023 Emerson Summer Internship (document below)

  3. Attach a current resume to your application

  4. Submit a hard-copy of your application and your resume (with all necessary signatures) to the HSHP Dean's Office (320 Smiddy Hall) on or before 4:00 PM on Monday, March 31, 2023. All materials must be attached together and handed in at the same time.

  5. Complete the necessary information in the Letter of Confirmation (document below) and send it to your internship supervisor at your site. They need to sign and return this form to the HSHP Dean's Office on or before 4:00 PM on Monday, March 31, 2022. We can not consider your application unless we have received a signed Letter of Confirmation from the site.

  6. Need help filling in the letter of confirmation? See the help document below

Emerson Internship documents

file-outline Emerson Application - emerson_application.docx (56.53 KB)
file-outline Emerson Site Confirmation - Site Confirmation for Emerson Internship.pdf (195.28 KB)
file-outline Emerson Site Confirmation Help - emerson_confirm_help.pdf (452.23 KB)
About the Emerson Internship Program

The Emerson Internship Program is made possible through the generosity of the Emerson Foundation, which provides Emerson Scholarships at Ithaca College. The family foundation was established in 1932 by Fred L. Emerson, founder of Dunn & McCarthy, a manufacturer of women's footwear in Auburn, New York. His son, William M. Emerson, laid some of the basic groundwork for the IC-Emerson relationship and in 1975 established the Fred L. Emerson Foundation Endowed Scholarship and Internship Fund.