Internship Funding

Are you planning on engaging in a summer internship this year, but you need help funding the experience? The Center for Career & Life Planning, in partnership with the Rollins Academic Dean’s Office, is offering an opportunity for you to apply for funding towards the costs of your summer internship: transportation, housing, living expenses, internship course fees, etc.

Funded Internship Program Overview

Rollins is offering funding for internship endeavors, to support selected undergraduate students participating in academic internships during summer 2018. Funding will be awarded based on the evaluation of application materials and the internship opportunity, as well as financial need (as determined by the Rollins Office of Financial Aid and/or personal statement, along with the student’s proposed budget). Students from all majors are encouraged to apply!

Application Checklist:

1. Funded Internship Application Form
2. Budget Worksheet and Supporting Links Document
3. Current Resume (Resumes reviewed through the Center for Career & Life Planning or TJs Tutoring & Writing Center encouraged)
4. Personal Essay: One to three (1-3) page typed essay describing your career goals and how this summer internship opportunity fits into your strategy for achieving your career goals. Include explanation of internship role and tasks, as well as your personal learning goals for the internship, and how they benefit your future plans. Include a clear, compelling explanation of how this award will impact your ability to participate in this summer internship.

Ø  IMPORTANT NOTE: Review the Funded Internship Application Scoring Rubric (attached) for insight into what will be evaluated in your application materials. Funding is limited, so make sure to put your best foot forward!


  • Priority deadline for early notification of funding: March 23rd at 5pm
  • Final deadline for regular notification of funding: April 23rd at 5pm

To be eligible to apply, students should meet the following criteria:

· A current undergraduate student (expected graduation August 2018 or later) enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts or the Hamilton Holt School.
· Have secured or be actively pursuing an internship for summer 2018 that is a minimum of 9 weeks in duration.
· Internship has been pre-approved to receive academic credit from the College (or student is in the process of working with the Center for Career & Life Planning to have internship approved for credit).
· Be in good standing with the College (not on academic probation).
· Will have earned at least 30 semester hours by the end of the spring 2018 semester.
· Considering previous credit-bearing internships that the student has completed (including those through the Office of International Programs), engaging in this internship course should not take students over the following Rollins internship credit limits: 12 credits for CLA, 8 credits for Holt.
· Commit to register for the Rollins’ Summer 2018 academic internship course (which requires a course fee of $500- covered by funding if student is selected)

Program Requirements:

· Pre-Internship Orientation (or individual pre-internship meeting with Asst. Dir. for Internship Programs)
· Successful completion of the Academic Internship Reflection Course during awarded semester
· Final Reflection Project that covers the impact of both the experience and the funding the student received, the key learnings/takeaways, examples of growth, and the student’s plans moving forward with their career journey. This is separate from any internship course reflection assignments, and may take the form of a:
    · 3-page essay (Times New Roman, 12pt font)
Other creative forms with explanation (video, art piece, blog, etc.)


Questions? Please contact Liz Bernstein, Assistant Director of Internship Programs, at, 407-646-2196; or Norah Pérez, Director of Experiential Learning, at

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