Emerson Internship Program

The Emerson Summer Internship Awards is a college-wide program targeted for senior students and provides the student with financial support for an undergraduate internship in either a domestic or international setting. The Dean of each school can nominate one student for the $3,000 award. The internship must be credit bearing and completed during the summer months. The selection criteria include;

  • Student will have completed at least 90 credits by the end of Summer 2019 (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 has demonstrated meritorious academic performance

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

  • The quality and academic/career relevance of the internship

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 2019 Emerson Summer Internship
  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 HS&HP Deans Office (320 Smiddy Hall) on or before 4:00 PM on Monday, March 18, 2019. All materials must be attached together and handed in at the same time.
  5. Fill in the necessary information in theLetter of Confirmationand send it to your internship supervisor at your site They need to sign and return this form to the HSHP Deans Office on or before 4:00 PM on Monday, March 18, 2019 We can not consider your application unless we have received a signed Letter of Confirmation from the site.
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Application available

The application form for the 2019 Emerson Internship is available starting January 21.

William V. Emerson

William V. Emerson chats with students at the 1985 reception for Emerson scholars.

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. 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.