Support the Student Affairs Internship Fund

Help Alleviate the Burden of Unpaid Internships

The Binghamton University Student Affairs Internship Fund allows students with financial needs to apply for up to $5,000 to offset the costs associated with completing unpaid summer internships. The Fund enables access to valuable, hands-on experiences all over the world that students could not otherwise afford. These experiences make students more marketable for post-graduation jobs, and help them make informed decisions about their careers.

The annual goal is to double the number of students with unpaid internships who receive funding through this program. Previous internship sites include the White House, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Marvel Entertainment, Broome County District Attorney, and Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Italy.

In the summer of 2016:

44 students were awarded funds.

Amounts ranged from: $500 - $3,950

Students gained valuable hands-on experience in many fields, including:

Healthcare, Finance, Government, Criminal Justice, Social Services, Communications/Media and Biomedical Research

Your Support at Work

As internships are key to students’ success in obtaining full-time positions after graduation, it is crucial to give students from all backgrounds access to these meaningful experiences. Your support will allow students to participate in internships they otherwise could not afford.

Your support helps students finance all aspects of living with an unpaid internship, including:

  • Housing and meals for students
  • Commuting costs
  • Tuition for credit-bearing internship seminar class

Student Success Stories

Caludia Maisch at the League of Women Internship Site

You have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning and gaining experience. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

-Claudia Maisch, ’14, Latin American and Carribean Studies

Devon Duncan working at St. John's hospital

I learned so much while I interned in the hospital of St. John’s. Without this funding I do not think that I would have been able to devote as much time doing what I love.

-Devon Duncan, ’15, Anthropology