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Internship Support Grants

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About Internship Support Grants

The Internship Grant Program supports current VCUarts students who are in need of financial assistance to participate in an internship that will expand a student’s professional experience and network. If you would like to find an internship, VCU Career Services is a great place to start.

Awards are between $500 and $1,500. Students must be continuing and in good standing at the time of the internship and award.  Preference is given to students who have earned an internship in a city, state or country away from home or campus. Grants are contingent on multiple factors, including the student’s potential ability to succeed, linkage between the internship and real world professional goals, and need. Grants may be distributed through a scholarship, travel reimbursement, or other means.

The deadline is rolling. Reviews begin March 15 and the application will stay open until all funding is awarded.

Apply for Internship Support Grants

The grant application is currently closed.

  • Please enter a number from 0 to 4.0.
    You must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to apply.
  • Please submit the name of the person, organization or company you will be interning for, as well as the location of the internship. (Example: Whitney Museum, New York, New York)
  • For example: Summer 2017
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Please upload documentation showing that the internship is secured. This could be a formal letter of acceptance, or an email confirming your participation. This field will accept .doc, .docx or .pdf only. If the internship is not yet secured, leave blank.
  • Please submit the name of the supervisor or person you will be reporting to for the internship.
  • Please submit the email address of the supervisor or person you will be reporting to for the internship.
  • Please submit the total number of hours you will be working for the internship. Depending on the internship 35-45 hours equal one credit hour.
  • Select 'yes' if you work for VCU in any capacity currently, or in the past.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Please put your name on the top of the document. In 400 words or less, please explain your current professional trajectory and how this internship/opportunity will help you achieve these goals. Include the duties you will perform while interning and what you hope to learn.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, xls, xlsx, .
    Using the template provided here download and complete the spreadsheet of all assumed costs for your internship or opportunity. This includes flights or any transportation, meals and lodging. Also include financial support already secured which could include savings, family assistance, or other. After you have completed your budget, upload it back into your application. It is understood that this grant may not cover all of your costs. Be realistic in your numbers.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, mov.
    Please upload additional materials that directly relate to your proposal that may help create a convincing argument for funding. These materials are not mandatory, but may better assist you in telling the story of your future goals and this experience. This field will accept .doc, .docx or .pdf only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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