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Wheaton College Internship Scholarships

Apply to receive financial support for your unpaid summer internship using Wheaton’s Common Internship Scholarship Application. 


Internships are a critical part of career exploration, preparation, and success. In fact, Gallup has discovered that undergraduate students who completed internships were twice as likely to be engaged in their future jobs. Also, research shows completing an internship increases a student’s odds of receiving a job offer after graduation.

Wheaton College believes all students should have the opportunity to complete at least one internship while in college. And because summer is a prime opportunity to complete an internship, offices/centers across Wheaton’s campus offer awards to make unpaid internships more affordable.


Internship Scholarship Common Applications for summer 2020 are now closed.

Internship Common Application Scholarships

PURPOSE: 

The purpose of the CVC Internship Scholarships is to provide funding for class of 2021 and 2022 undergraduate students to supplement an unpaid or underpaid summer internship experience.

ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Must have Wheaton undergraduate student status during summer 2020.
  • You must have secured or actively be in the process of securing an internship when you submit your application.  Final awards will not be disbursed until the internship is confirmed with documentation.
  • You must be a student in good standing with the college. Students with ongoing disciplinary concerns, academic probation, or chapel probation are ineligible.
  • Students doing international internships will be required to have completed all necessary steps as prescribed by GPS.
  • HNGR students are not eligible for this scholarship award because of the availability of funds through the HNGR program.
  • Students completing internships or research on-campus or where the employer would be Wheaton College are not eligible for funding.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Pre-Internship

  • Wednesday, March 25 @ 5PM – Application and Faculty/Staff Recommendation due
  • Friday, April 3 – Scholarship Awards announced
  • Monday, April 21 – Signed Acceptance Contract Due
  • TBD – Maximizing your Summer Internship Virtual Workshop (required attendance)
  • June – Funds Disbursed

Post-Internship

  • Fall 2020 - Internship Debrief/Presentation Event (required attendance) 

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • Scholarships will be awarded on a sliding scale, meaning students can apply for up to $4,000 for an unpaid or underpaid internship experience. Students will need to justify their request for funds with a simple budget that will be completed in this application.
  • Applications will be evaluated based on financial need as well as the merit of the internship experience as it relates to exploration and career competency development. Students who identify as belonging to any population that may experience limited access to internship opportunities are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Internships must be a minimum of 240 on-site hours AND 6 weeks in length.
  • The internship does not need to be completed for credit, but can be, to qualify for this scholarship.
  • If you have additional questions, please see our FAQs.

PURPOSE:

Awarded to up to two Wheaton students completing a for-credit internship focused on global health. Preference given to students who express a vocation interest in the field of global health and have financial need. Students are responsible to provide a short report on their experiences to the committee. Currently, the total award is worth $7,000, which may be split between two students.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Wheaton student must be completing a for-credit internship focused on Global Health.
  • Preference is given to applicants with a strong vocational interest in the field of global health and demonstrates financial need.
  • Qualified applicants must be enrolled as a Wheaton College student while completing the internship.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

  • The application and recommendation form must be submitted by Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 5PM.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: 

Applicants completing international internships are required to complete or have completed a GoGlobal application for their associated internship and be registered for an Academic internship or No-credit (Scholarship Only) internship. Grant funds will not be disbursed until ALL internship application requirements are complete on GoGlobal. Wheaton College strongly recommends that you stay up to date on cautions about COVID-19 on the GPS/GoGlobal website.

PURPOSE:

The GPS Internship Travel Awards are available to provide partial support to students who wish to undertake internships for their major/minor or graduate degree program in an international or cross-cultural context. Applications will be evaluated both on the basis of merit and demonstrated financial need. Awards of up to $1,000 may be applied toward the costs of travel or living expenses.   

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Students may apply who will have met the eligibility requirements of their major/minor field of study or graduate degree program to enroll in an internship by the time the internship begins. 
  • All applicants must be in good academic and student development standing, and be eligible for international/off-campus travel with Wheaton College.
  • These funds may not be applied toward an HNGR internship.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

  • The application and recommendation form must be submitted by Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 5PM. 

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: 

Applicants selected to receive the International Internship Travel Grant are required to complete or have completed a GoGlobal application for their associated internship and be registered for an Academic internship or No-credit (Scholarship Only) internship. Grant funds will not be disbursed until ALL internship application requirements are complete on GoGlobal. Wheaton College strongly recommends that you stay up to date on cautions surrounding COVID-19 found on the GPS/GoGlobal website

PURPOSE: 

Students interested in theoretical and practical aspects of political economy are invited to apply for the FPE Intern awards. Internships should fit within the mission of the Center, which seeks to train students in the understanding of market economies, representative democracies, limited government, and the redeeming effects of the Christian worldview on the practice of business, government and politics.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Alignment with the purpose stated above.
  • Internships must be a minimum of 6 weeks. If for credit, must comply with departmental requirements

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Application deadline for Summer 2020 is Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 5PM.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: 

Students already receiving financial aid from the College need to contact student financial services to see how this scholarship would impact their reward package. Also, Wheaton College strongly recommends that you stay up to date on cautions surrounding COVID-19 found on the GPS/GoGlobal website

 

Other summer internship/research scholarships available through Wheaton College: