Experiential Learning Center Unpaid Internship Support Summer Scholarship

The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) at the University of Colorado Denver as a point of equity and access hope to make doing an internship possible for more students. Unpaid internships are frequently found in specific industries including non-profits and in the arts. With this program, we hope to make an unpaid internship a possibility. We are offer the following three awards for the Fall 2019 semester.

The Unpaid Internship Support Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Daniels Fund.

TYPES OF AWARDS (2-6 AVAILABLE) & REQUIREMENTS:
Sponsorship Award:
$3,400 Sponsorship Awards will be available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in full time internship opportunities which are unpaid. The award is presented with the following expectations:
● 300 internship hours completed and documented in ELC provided timelog.
● Weekly reflection on internship experience submitted to ELC.
ELC provided End-of-Semester Evaluation (student and employer).

Support Award:
$2,300 Support Awards will be available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in internship opportunities which are unpaid. The award is presented with the following expectations:
● 200 internship hours completed and documented in ELC provided timelog.
● Weekly reflection on internship experience submitted to ELC.
ELC provided End-of-Semester Evaluation (student and employer).

Assistance Award:
$1,200 Assistance Awards will be available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in internship opportunities which are unpaid. The award is presented with the following expectations:
● 100 internship hours completed and documented in ELC provided time log.
● Weekly reflection on internship experience submitted to ELC.
ELC provided End-of-Semester Evaluation (student and employer).

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the Experiential Learning Center Unpaid Internship Support Scholarship, you must meet these requirements:
● Be an undergraduate, degree-seeking student at CU Denver.
● Be eligible for either the Not-for-Credit or Academic Internship Programs at the ELC (minimums: GPA of 2.0; 15 credit hour at CU Denver).
● Be enrolled at CU Denver for a minimum of 6 credits in Fall 2019 semester.
● Have an internship at a non-profit organization or tax-exempt organization. Internship cannot be with a political party, a candidate’s campaign, or on a campaign for or against a ballot measure.

Internship Restrictions:
● Internships shall not take place at CU Denver or the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. No research projects or work under any department at the undergraduate or graduate campuses will be funded. See Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for research funding available.
● Internships shall not take place with a political party, a candidate’s campaign, or on a campaign for or against a ballot measure.
● Host organizations cannot be a “for-profit” employer.
● Virtual/independent and unsupervised internships will not be considered.
● Host organizations cannot be owned or run by a member of the intern’s immediate family.
● Internship must be done through ONE employer and must be supervised by someone at the site. Supervisor MAY NOT be a family member.

SELECTION PROCESS:
The Experiential Learning Center will review all application materials and make awards based on exhibited financial need and the merits of the opportunity. We reserve the right to accept or deny candidates based on any of the above criteria. Scholarship recipients will be notified by or before September 1.

Award
Up to $3,400
Scopes
Experiential Learning Center
Deadline
08/05/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Before starting this application, complete the following 3 steps first. Completion of these steps is required to be eligible for this scholarship. Once complete, please check all three boxes below:
  2. Please affirm the following:
  3. Please check the funding option you are applying for based on the criteria noted below.
  4. Class standing (at the time of application).
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