**Applications for the Internship Grant Fund, Geneen Fund, Rudnick Fund, Thompson-Bartlett Fellowship, and Woodward Fund now open**
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!
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 first year, sophomore, junior with an unpaid or low-pay internship secured may apply. Preference will be given to students who receive financial aid at Vassar. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in March and will continue until funds are depleted. Typical grants are $250-$2500. Any student who applies to the Internship Grant Fund will automatically be considered for funding through all funding sources.
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.
Harold S. Geneen Fund for Internships in Corporate Life
The Harold S. Geneen Fund for Internships in Corporate Life has been created to promote corporate citizenship among Vassar's students. Any current Vassar first year, sophomore or junior can apply. 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.
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, mathematics 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.
Woodward Fund Student Veterans Internship
The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Watertown was created to assist veterans with their summer internships. Applications and one letter of recommendation are due April 15, 2019. The awards are $5,000 each and will be awarded to veterans enrolled at Vassar, in order to enable them to take unpaid or low-paid internships in government, non-profit organizations and business. More information and the application can be found here.