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Summer Funding Applications Open 2/1!

**Applications for the Internship Grant Fund, Geneen Fund, Rudnick Fund, and Thompson-Bartlett Fellowship will open on February 1st**

The CDO has a wealth of resources for students considering summer opportunities. From internship databases to workshops on how to make the most of your summer, the CDO can help you connect with an experience that’s a great fit for you and your interests. Internship deadlines approach quickly -- plan ahead and meet with a CDO Career Assistant or Counselor to learn more about these opportunities!

For more information about any of the following funding opportunities, please email igf@vassar.edu

Internship Grant Fund (IGF)

The Internship Grant Fund (IGF) provides financial support to Vassar students who are participating in low-pay and unpaid summer internship opportunities. Any current Vassar freshman, sophomore, junior with an unpaid or low-pay internship secured may apply. Preference will be given to students who receive financial aid at Vassar.

Application components include the following: information about your secured internship(s), resume, cover letter, budget, financial aid award letter, and contact information for 2 references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in March and will continue until funds are depleted. Typical grants are $250-$2500.

Students who are Pell Grant eligible who also have a summer earnings requirement will also be considered for a one-time summer earnings relief up to $2000, in addition to the IGF award.

Applicants usually receive notification of their award status 2-3 weeks after their application is submitted.

Click here for a list of FAQs about the IGF.

The Internship Grant Fund is made possible through the generous support of Carol Ostrow ’77 P’09 P’15 and Michael Graff P’09 P’15, Jason Blum '91, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Elizabeth C. Schwartz ’70 Internship Fund, and Ann Friedberg Kolker ’62 Internship Fund
 
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation supports internship grants and summer earnings relief for Vassar's Pell-eligible and undocumented students. The Elizabeth C. Schwartz ’70 Internship Fund supports students pursuing internships broadly in the field of Environmental Studies, with a preference for students who are interested in native plants, food quality, or farm to table subject matter. The Ann Friedberg Kolker ’62 Internship Fund supports students pursuing unpaid internships in health policy and/or advocacy, preferably in the Washington, D.C area. 
 
Any student who applies to the Internship Grant Fund will automatically be considered for funding through all funding sources.

Ellen Rudnick ‘72 Student Entrepreneur Fund

The Ellen Rudnick ‘72 Student Entrepreneur Fund provides financial support for Vassar students of all class years to pursue summer opportunities in start-ups/entrepreneurial ventures. Opportunities may be self-initiated or with an entrepreneur or start-up organization. Special consideration will be given to opportunities proposed in conjunction with a Vassar alumna/us. Two students will be selected to receive an award of $5000. Applications are due April 15th.

This fund is made possible through the generous support of Ellen Rudnick ’72, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Harold S. Geneen Fund for Internships in Corporate Life

The Harold S. Geneen Fund for Internships in Corporate Life have been created to promote corporate citizenship among Vassar's students. Priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in corporate management and governance; all majors welcome, students pursuing the major in Economics and/or Political Science are especially encouraged to apply. Students must have a relevant internship secured at the time of application. Applications are due April 15th. Two recipients are awarded $4000 each; additional "summer earnings relief" possible for high-need students pursuing unpaid or low-pay internships.

This fund is made possible through a generous gift from The Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust.

Thompson-Bartlett Fellowships for Women in Science, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Thompson-Bartlett Fellowships for Women in Science, Mathematics and Computer Science have been created to encourage highly motivated women to pursue summer opportunities that will allow them to build their scientific, mathematic and computer science knowledge and advance their career goals. This opportunity is open to sophomore and junior women majoring in STEM fields who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have applied for naturalization. Applications are due April 15th. Five recipients are awarded $5000 each.

This Fellowship is offered to open up opportunities for women and remedy past discrimination faced by US women entering science fields. Strong preference will be given to applicants majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics. Preference will be given to applicants majoring in Biochemistry, Biology or Neuroscience. It is strongly recommended that all applicants have taken 1-2 (or more) college courses in mathematics. Summer opportunities may be in industry or research/lab-based, but on- or off-campus research opportunities with Vassar faculty are not eligible. Previous recipients are not eligible to apply. 

Supported through a generous gift from Dede Thompson Bartlett ‘65, women are encouraged to seek internships and research positions in corporate, university, or medical fields in which women have been historically under-represented. This Fellowship has been established to honor Emilie Jones Thompson, Ms. Bartlett’s mother, a champion of higher education who overcame enormous obstacles to graduate at age 45 with honors from New York University.