Tufts Career Services Summer Internship Grants 2012
$3,500 Internship Grants available in the following areas:
- 25 Grants for Non-profit or Public
Sector Internships: For undergraduate
- 10 Tufts AS&E Diversity Fund Internship
Grants: For undergraduate students;
must receive financial aid; must be U.S. citizen; internships can be in the
non-profit or for-profit sectors
- 4 Grants for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Internships: For undergraduate and
graduate students interning at start-up organizations, in the non-profit or
- 1 Innovation in Science & Technology
Grant: For undergraduate students
interning in green tech field or other innovative technology area.
FOUR hard copies of completed application must
be submitted by 5:00pm, Friday, March 30, 2012 to Career Services, Suite
740 - Dowling Hall. Late applications will not be
considered. Please email Donna
Esposito or call Career Services (617.627.3299) if you are studying abroad.
- 4 copies
of application form, including typed answers to essay questions
and signed memo of
- 4 copies of resume and unofficial transcript
- 4 copies
of learning contract
detailing internship and goals signed by student and
- 2 recommendation forms/letters,
at least one from a Tufts staff or faculty member (please
note: professional references only; no
recommendations from fellow students)
All applicants must:
- Be in good standing with the University
- Be full time matriculated students at Tufts University during the summer
internship and the following fall semester (graduating seniors are
- Secure an internship in the US by the application deadline and ensure
that all 350 hours are completed in US. These grants will only apply
to internships located within the continental United States, Hawaii and
Alaska. Internships offered at international U.S. government sites are not
- Internships must be *unpaid, full time, totaling at least 350 hours
(*Partial funding may be considered in cases where the internship
organization is compensating you up to $1500. In this case, Career Services
will subtract the amount from the $3500 grant.
- Students will be enrolled in Transcript Notation through Career Services.
- Failure to complete all 350 hours will affect compensation for this
internship. Please note: Student must contact Career Services immediately in
this case. Failure to complete the internship will result in Tufts
withholding the second installment, or reimbursement on a pro-rated basis of
the grant to Tufts University. The amount owed back to Tufts will be added
to the student account.
- Students can receive Career Services Internship Grant funding only once.
The application process is competitive and all
application materials should be well-written. The proposal should demonstrate a
clear relationship between a studentís planned internship and future goals.
The internship should allow the student
- make intellectual and practical
connections between skills and knowledge developed through education and
those required in a particular career
- advance in the direction of a career or
- confirm or adjust a tentative career plan
- acquire experience and skills required by
employers in the studentís chosen career field
- engage in substantive and supervised work
related to future interests
- contribute to the organization and/or
Students who receive a grant must complete the
- Three reports (1-2 pages each) at the
beginning, middle and end of internship
- Informational Interview report
- Final evaluation from Supervisor
- Attend fall poster session (unless
studying abroad during fall semester following internship)
- Selected students are eligible to receive
up to $3500
- $2500 will be paid at the start of
- $1000 will be paid upon completion of all
steps concluding with fall poster session
- Internships shall not take place at Tufts
University. No research projects or work under any department at the
undergraduate or graduate campuses will be funded.
- International internships are not funded
through these grants. These grants
will only apply to internships located within the continental United States,
Hawaii and Alaska, with all 350 hours completed in the U.S. Internships
offered at international U.S. government sites are not eligible.
- Virtual/independent and unsupervised
internships will not be considered.
- Host organization cannot be owned or run
by a member of internís immediate family.
- Internship must be done through one
sponsor and must be supervised by someone at the site. Supervisor
be a family member.
- Funding cannot be granted for internships
involved in direct proselytizing for religious work (i.e. conversion to a
religion, sect, or denomination), or for work done on a political campaign.