Funding and Housing




Career Center Funding Programs Summer 2014 Guidelines


Funding Program


Class Level



Arts & Letters Summer Internship Program





Gluck Pioneer Internship Program





Alumni Internship Assistance Program





Presidents Circle Fund





Student Affairs Internship Support Fund





Indiana Careers Internship Program




Indiana Only

Soenen Entrepreneurial Program All Jr Both Both

Non-traditional Time Frame Fund








  1. Applicants must have an internship offer in order to apply for funding as approval is given for a specific internship.
  2. Employment must be on a full-time basis (32-40 hours per week) for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer of 2014, not while taking coursework.
  3. If unpaid – eligible to receive up to $3,000, if paid - eligible to receive up to $1,000 in expense reimbursement to cover food, transportation and housing costs incurred as a result of participating in the internship.
  4. Duties must be consistent with the student’s level of education, related to their area of study and consistent with their career goals.
  5. Internship must involve working for an “organization” while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization. The components of an internship should include the opportunity to grow intellectually thus enhancing skills developed through their Notre Dame education, develop knowledge and skills specific to a career or setting, provide a positive impact on the organization, explore career options, understand career pathways, and acquire professional skills.
  6. Volunteer programs are not eligible
  7. Only one application per person will be accepted
  8. Program fees paid to programs are not reimbursable
  9. Internship may be in any industry
  10. If applicant is applying for additional funding through other Notre Dame programs they must make note of that on their application. If funding is received from other sources, in excess of the amount requested, students will withdraw from receiving GII Funding, if the amount received is less than the approved award, the difference will be paid.


1.     Meet with a member of The Career Center’s Funding Program team to discuss policies and procedures. Set up a 30 minute appointment by calling 631-5200. If you are studying abroad, you may email LoriAnn Edinborough at for a virtual appointment.

  1. You need only submit ONE application to be considered for all funds in which you are eligible.
  2. Complete and submit the application at the link below by the April 15th deadline.  Application includes:
    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Essay
      • Content of the 1-2 page essay
      • describe your internship organization and position including roles and responsibilities
      • how you will grow intellectually, thus enhancing skills developed through a Notre Dame education
      • specific learning objectives, focusing on how the internship will help you develop knowledge and skills specific to a career or setting, how this experience will help you to explore career options, understand career pathways and acquire work skills, e.g. communication, coping, teamwork, time management, interpersonal skills and goal setting
      • why the funding support will be beneficial to you
    • Waiver
    • Employer Verification Form – you will provide your internship supervisor’s name and email and they will complete the form on-line.  It will automatically post into your application documents upon their submission..  NOTE: You will not be able to submit your application without that form having been completed so make sure your employer gets that completed on time!
    • Expense Sheet – itemize the expenses you will incur
    • If the internship is outside the US you must also submit a Request for International Travel to the International Office and receive approval to travel to that location in order to receive funding.  You will see directions on how to submit your request for in the on-line the Application Form. 
  3. All applicants must read the Tax Implications Letter regarding receipt of this award and the affect it may have on your taxes.
  4. All applicants receiving financial aid should contact the Financial Aid office to evaluate the impact receiving of these funds may have on their financial aid package.
  5. Application Link:

For International Internships.  In addition to submitting the Request for International Travel form, below are some additional Notre Dame websites and information to consider addressing before traveling abroad:

  • Read the International Travel Information through the Office of International Studies; Safety Tip, Travel Links, Health Abroad, and Insurance. Consider purchasing the insurance noted on that page through HTH.
  • Ensure that your personal health insurance policies cover international travel. The University offers affordable additional policies through HTH at the site listed above.
  • When traveling abroad make sure you have addressed any health issues by visiting the Notre Dame Travel Abroad Nurse at the Health Services.
  • When accepting an international internship ensure that you have addressed all VISA and Work authorization requirements with your prospective employer and applicable government agencies
  • For additional insights into understanding different cultures and living abroad please visit


  • Applicants will be selected based upon the
    • Quality of the internship experience related to their career goals.
    • Quality of essay in describing the value of the internship experience as related to their career goals.
    • Description of funding need.
    • Juniors do take preference as it is their last opportunity to participate in an internship
  • Selections and notification will be announced within two weeks with checks being disbursed the week of May 5, 2014.


  1. Students may receive up to $3,000 in total during their entire tenure as a student at Notre Dame from the GII program.
  2. Once accepted into the program the recipient’s responsibilities include:
    • Represent Notre Dame by engaging in your internship at the highest level of performance and to follow student conduct guidelines as written in du Lac.
    • After the summer internship is completed, submit a reflection paper (2-3 pages) outlining how your internship related to your curriculum, its intrinsic value, the impact it will have on your future career plans, whether it was an impetus to changing your career plans, and how valuable the funding was to the experience.  Due October 1, 2014. (Reflection papers and application essays will be provided to the donor)
    • Recipients will be required to provide future career updates in order to track and calculate the impact this funding program had on student success.
  3. Funds will be paid in a lump sum check in May 2014.
  4. Stipends are meant to cover travel and temporary living expenses related to their internship with stated employer. They are not considered payment for work for the employer or service to Notre Dame. Therefore all internship employment issues, etc. will be between the student and their internship employer, not the student and Notre Dame.
  5. If a student fails to complete the agreed internship or does not utilize all of the awarded money, it is the student’s responsibility to notify The Career Center and return unused expense monies.
  6. While students will be considered to receive funding from all programs that are applicable to their eligibility, funding will only be received from one of the available programs during the summer.
  7. Career Center funded internships may be eligible for credit.

The University and The Career Center Funding Program may add to, delete or amend these policies at any time. Any updates will be posted on The Career Center website and it is the applicant’s responsibility to review an changes at this location.


Other Funding Programs on Campus for Notre Dame Students

Center for Languages and Cultures

The Center for Languages and Cultures provides assistance and funding programs for students pursuing undergraduate research opportunities abroad that draw upon foreign language.

Center for Social Concerns

The Center for Social Concerns offers grants to support joint faculty-student-community research partnerships addressing a need articulated by the community organization.  

Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)

The Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement provides grant support for independent research, scholarship or creative endeavors conducted outside of regular coursework.  

Institute of Latino Studies

The Institute of Latino Studies offers the Julian Samora Scholarship Fund Award to third year undergraduate students. 

Kellogg Institute Summer Internships

The Latin American Area Studies Program and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies will support Notre Dame undergraduate students for internships that fit within Kellogg’s themes.

Kellogg/Kroc Institute Undergraduate Summer Grants Program

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies announces a Summer Grants Program for undergraduate students at Notre Dame. The grants are intended for juniors whose interests include a clear international dimension related to Kellogg Institutes’ themes.

Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies facilitates internship opportunities in Dublin, Ireland for juniors based on their intellectual passions, individual expertise and career ambitions. Airfare and living allowances are covered by the Institute.

Nanovic Institute Research and Travel Grant Program for Undergraduates

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies offers research and travel grants to University of Notre Dame undergraduate students. The grants support students who need to spend time at libraries and archives in Europe, or conduct interviews.

Student International Business Council (SIBC)

The Student International Business Council aims to utilize its members and resources to maintain and develop internship opportunities. SIBC covers a range of program fees, flights, visas, vaccinations and housing for students pursuing an SIBC internship.

Undergraduate Research (UROP) Through the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters are eligible to receive financial support to engage in independent research and creative projects.

Internship Housing

The following may be able to help students locate housing for their internship. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when reviewing listings and contacting potential roommates and landlords.