Student Career Development

Internship and Research Grant Program

 The Commit-to-Change Career Development Grants are available to provide funding for enrolled Ithaca College students to engage in experiences to develop sustainability skills, provide professional development experiences, and engage in research projects that will help further their post-college careers. Funding is available to support work during the Spring 2013 semester or during summer 2013 for continuing students. Students may apply for up to $1500 per project. Partial amounts may be awarded. Funds can be used for:

  1. transportation to attend professional conferences to present research,
  2. transportation or registration fees to attend skill-building or training workshops,
  3. to support living expenses to allow students to take unpaid internships, or
  4. supplies and equipment for research projects. 

Applications require the following information:

  • your name, and expected year of graduation, major/minor, GPA; 
  • a detailed budget (note-if you are applying for salary for an unpaid internship, you must submit a budget for living expenses and formal documentation that you have the internship and it is unpaid);
  • identification of a faculty or staff sponsor;
  • a timeline for the work; and
  • a 250-word essay that includes:
    • a description of your project
    • a discussion on how your experience will develop skills or provide experiences to benefit your post-college career; and  
    • an outreach plan to formally communicate your experience to the Ithaca College community.  For example, this could be an article for the Ithacan or FUSE, a spot on Your Impact radio show on WICB, and/or a presentation at the Whalen Symposium or Campus Sustainability Day.
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