Internship Funding Award

Increasing professional development opportunities, Syracuse University established this funding award to provide financial support in the form  of meeting cost of credit for students when required by a company, and/or to provide support for living expenses associated with summer internships.

  • Open to full-time undergraduate Syracuse University students.
  •  Must be an external summer internship opportunity.
  • Internships are required to be under the guidance of a professional, who can help the student explore opportunities that link theory with practice in the field of the student’s career interest.
  • Applicant has not previously received an Internship Funding Award.
  • Applicant’s Handshake account is updated and complete.

Awards

Students who wish to participate in an unpaid summer internship for which an employer requires credit, will receive a one-time award to cover the cost of earning one credit during their college career. Preference will be given to applicants who wish to take advantage of this offer during the summer between their junior and senior years.

This award is to support students who are within a paid internship but are facing financial hardship surrounding travel and living expenses.

Awards may be used to pay for internship-related travel, accommodations, living expenses and required materials, but may not, in most cases, be used to pay for salaries, tuition for Syracuse University required courses, or major equipment/technology that will become the possession of the applicant at the conclusion of the internship.

Students who wish to participate in an unpaid summer internship for which an employer requires credit, will receive a one-time award to cover the cost of earning one credit during their college career.

Additionally, awards may be used to pay for internship-related travel, accommodations, living expenses and required materials, but may not, in most cases, be used to pay for salaries, tuition for Syracuse University required courses, or major equipment/technology that will become the possession of the applicant at the conclusion of the internship.

Preference will be given to applicants who wish to take advantage of this offer during the summer between their junior and senior years.

Applications 

The application is live between Sept.-June of each academic year and submissions will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis for qualifying summer internships.

  • Log into Handshake.
  • If not already, update and complete your Handshake account.
  • Then within the “Jobs” tab search “Internship Funding Award.”
  • To complete the application, submit the Internship Funding Award Survey.

  • Credit-based internships require a faculty sponsor. Each awardee is required to obtain the support of a Syracuse University faculty member who agrees that the proposal complements the student’s academic program and who is willing to act as an academic "sponsor" of the proposed internship. A sponsor must have knowledge and expertise in the subject area of the proposed internship.
  • Students will not be able to use financial aid towards multiple credits for internships.
  • Students who are awarded financial aid to cover the one credit hour required by the employer will be unable to enroll in additional academic courses for the entire summer term (Maymester, summer session 1, summer session 2 and combined). Students who receive funding cannot enroll in additional summer term courses, as their financial aid could impact their internship funding (or vice versa).
  • Living and travel stipend applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Office of Financial Aid based on need. Please note that applications for stipends are not a guarantee that they will be awarded.
  • Open to undergraduate students with a junior standing preferred.
  • All majors are welcome to apply.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours on-site at the internship.