Internship Opportunity Fund

Student gives presentation during internship

The Internship Opportunity Fund provides up to $2,500 stipends to strengthen the career readiness of our students and the quality of their career outcomes. It was established to help students take advantage of high-quality internships in expensive metropolitan areas or at non-profit, social enterprise or start-ups that may not be able to provide a stipend.

The Internship Opportunity Fund is supported by the generous contributions of the Paul College Dean’s Advisory Board and additional Paul College alumni and friends.



Only Paul College students who have secured or are awaiting news on specific summer internships should apply.
  • Students must be in good standing with both Paul College and the university.
  • Students who have secured an internship that is relevant to their career goals will be given priority. Students who have an internship targeted with inquires in process may also apply.
  • Internship location (company/organization) must provide a high-quality learning opportunity related to the student’s career aspirations.
  • Internship must require at least 30+ hours a week and last for at least 8 weeks. (Summer requirement only)
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Students must have attended two (2) Paul College career events before the application date.


Applications for Summer 2024 IOF awards are due by Tuesday, April 9th.


If you have any questions, please contact Kim Clark, Director of Paul College Career and Professional Success at or stop by 104 Paul College.

To be considered for the Internship Opportunity Fund (IOF), students must submit the following by the application deadline:

1. Resume
2. Essay (no more than 500 words) answering the following questions:
  • Why is this internship important for your career goals?

  • Why do you consider this to be a high-quality internship?

  • How will these funds enable you to pursue the internship you desire?

  • Specify the amount you are requesting, up to $2,500.

  • Provide specific detail stating how the money will be used and why these funds will support your pursuit of this internship

3. One letter of recommendation by a faculty or staff member, and/or an employer
4. Verification of an internship offer – or submit descriptions of 2-4 internships you are actively pursuing

The Paul College Dean's Executive Advisory Board, Dean Lucy Gilson and a committee of Paul College faculty and staff will screen final applicants.

Apply now