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.
Using the Common Internship Scholarship Application, submit your application to one, two, or all three organizations at once! Learn more below.
Note to applicants: please do not apply to scholarships you are ineligible for.
Wheaton College Internship Scholarships
- You must be class of 2020 or 2021, and have Wheaton undergraduate student status during summer 2019.
- 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 GEL.
- 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.
- Friday, March 15 – Application and Faculty/Staff Recommendations due
- Friday, April 12 – Scholarships Awards announced
- Sunday, April 21 – Signed Acceptance Contract Due
- Tuesday, April 30 – Maximizing your Summer Internship event required
- Early June – Funds Disbursed
- Late August/Early September - Required meeting with your career coach
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.
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.
- Alignment with the purpose stated above.
- Internships must be a minimum of 6 weeks. If for credit, must comply with departmental requirements
- Application deadline for Summer 2019 is Friday, March 15, 2019.
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.
The GEL 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.
- 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.
- The application and recommendation form must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
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 zero-credit internship (G ST 490: Internship – 0 credit.) Grant funds will not be disbursed until ALL internship application requirements are complete on GoGlobal.
Other offices on campus that offer summer internship/research scholarships:
The offices listed below offer scholarship opportunities but are not currently using the Common Internship Scholarship Application.
- Dr. Norman Ewert Business/Economics Travel Fund
- Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics, and Economics Scholars Program
- James G. Dixon Junior Award
- Global Health Internship Scholarship
- Health Scholars Summer Internship Scholarship