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
-Claudia Maisch, ’14, Latin American and Carribean Studies
-Devon Duncan, ’15, Anthropology