Funding Your Internship

The Career Center funding program supports students who need financial assistance to participate in full-time summer internships.

General Application Criteria:

  • Must have an internship offer in order to apply for funding
  • Employment must be on a full-time basis (32-40 hours per week) for a minimum of 8 weeks in the United States, 7 weeks abroad
  • Funding is for expenses incurred as a result of participating in the internship.  For unpaid internships selected applicants can receive up to $3,500 to help with food transportation and housing costs, up to $5000 for this year's California Initiatives Fund
  • Internship must be related to career field
  • Applicants need only submit one application for consideration.  If selected, recipients will receive funding from one of the stated funding sources

Before you Apply:

In order to apply, all applicants must make an appointment with The Career Center to review the application process.

Check out The Career Center’s Website for our monthly “Finding & Funding” workshops for invaluable internship search tools as well as additional information about the funding programs!

Click here for complete instructions on applying for The Career Center Funding Program.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2015 


  • Arts & Letters Summer Internship Program: Provided through the generosity of the Rogers and Aviles Families
  • California Initiative Internship Funding: Provided through the generosity of donors in California
  • President’s Circle Fund:  Provided through the generosity of key alumni that are members of the prestigious President’s Circle
  • Student Affairs Internship Support Fund: Provided through the generosity of the Student Affairs Division at Notre Dame
  • Soenen Entrepreneurial Program: Provided through the generosity of the Soenen Family
  • Indiana Careers Internship Program: Provided through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment supporting job development in Indiana
  • Alumni Internship Assistance Program: Provided by the Class of 2009 Senior Class Legacy Gift and additional alumni donors (for an unpaid internships only)
  • Non-Traditional Time Frame Fund: For juniors studying abroad that do not have 8 weeks in the summer to participate in an internship, but do during the winter-time