Internship Scholarship Program through Career Services!

 Dear Campus Colleagues,

I am thrilled to share that the fifth year of the UCSB Career Services Internship Scholarship Program will be opening on Monday, April 2nd, 2018! 

Career Services Internship Scholarship Program offers awards in recognition of students who have excelled in landing internships, research, and related pre-professional experience that demonstrates career motivation and professional ambition. We are excited to offer a total of nine $1500 scholarships this summer for students.

All nine of the scholarships offered are aimed at making professional field preparation more attainable for undergraduates by helping to offset any financial hardships that may arise by taking part in an unpaid summer opportunity.  The application opens on April 2nd and will remain open until April 24th at noon.

2018 Scholarship Awards:

1)      Career Catalyst Award: Three $1,500 scholarship awards designated for students taking advantage of internship experiences that support career interests and future professional growth.

Student Qualifications:

Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled undergraduate at the time of application
  • Have secured an unpaid summer internship with a nonprofit organization or public service agency (Please note: While it is strongly encouraged that students have already secured an internship by the time of application, if they are in the process of applying for internships you are still encouraged to apply)
  • Demonstrate financial need related to scholarship support
  • Explain motivation for securing internship and how it will benefit career interests and future professional opportunities

2)      Dream Award: Funded by Undocumented Student Services, four $1,500 scholarship awards designated for students who are taking advantage of internship experiences that support career interests and future professional growth.

 

Student Qualifications:

Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled undergraduate at the time of application
  • Have secured an unpaid summer internship with a nonprofit organization or public service agency (Please note: While it is strongly encouraged that students have already secured an internship by the time of application, if they are in the process of applying for internships you are still encouraged to apply)
  • Demonstrate financial need related to scholarship support
  • Explain motivation for securing internship and how it will benefit career interests and future professional opportunities
  • Have a CA Dream Act Application on file

3)  Debbie Fleming Internship Award: In honor of former Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Debbie Fleming, two $1,500 scholarship awards are designated for students taking advantage of internship experiences in the fields of either public health or Student Affairs.

Student Qualifications:

Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled undergraduate at the time of application
  • Have secured an unpaid summer internship with a nonprofit organization or public service agency that is in the field of public health or Student Affairs. (Please note: While it is strongly encouraged that students have already secured an internship by the time of application, if they are in the process of applying for internships you are still encouraged to apply)
  • Demonstrate financial need related to scholarship support
  • Explain motivation for securing internship and how it will benefit career interests and future professional opportunities

 Career Services Internship Scholarship Program is designed to:

  • Promote career exploration and skill development through experiential learning internships that complement undergraduate academic experience and support career preparation for the job market.
  • Provide scholarships of $1,500 to nine recipients to make professional field preparation more accessible to undergraduates and to help offset potential expenses or financial hardships associated with unpaid summer internships.
  • Create an opportunity for campus departments to collaboratively support career development and internship participation while strengthening commitment to student success, access and equity.

Please share this information with any interested students.  This is our fifth year running this program, and we have so far provided scholarships to 15 Gauchos!  We hope to make this the best year yet.

For more information about the Internship Scholarship Program, please go to: http://career.sa.ucsb.edu/internships/scholarship.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Amanda.Asquith@sa.ucsb.edu.

Internship Scholarship Program Poster 2018