HFA Summer Internship Scholarship

The HFA Summer Internship Scholarship helps students participate in valuable summer internship experiences that have great potential but offer no compensation. We are grateful for the generosity of HFA alumni who know how important these experiences are and who have chosen to help make them possible. This is a competitive program. Those who succeed will be pursuing a high-quality internship that is likely to further their academic and professional goals or their career exploration.

Please note, you do not need to have an internship offer in-hand to apply for this scholarship but you need to have submitted applications for the internship(s) you are seeking. The majority of your time at the internship site should be spent on activities that enhance learning and give you substantive experience. It is important for the position to be designed so you receive ongoing feedback and guidance from your internship supervisor. Applications will be evaluated based on a clear and compelling statement describing the relationship between your professional goals or your career exploration and the internship experience. The inclusion of relevant details, the overall quality of your writing, and understandable explanations will enhance your application. Your initiative and commitment to the position should be evident.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AS THEY ARE RECEIVED IN THE SPRING SEMESTER AND AWARDED UNTIL FUNDS ARE FULLY DEPLETED.

Award
$1,000 - $3,000
Deadline
04/27/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please indicate whether the internship is confirmed or when you expect notification from the organization. (If you are submitting for more than one internship, please include answers for both.)
  2. Have you received funding from an HFA Summer Internship Award previously?
  3. I understand and will abide by all of the following internship requirements. The internship will: 1) Last six weeks or more 2) Offer a minimum of 120 hours of experience 3) Not require any form of payment (e.g., a fee, tuition, donation, etc.) 4) Require on-site participation [Due to Covid 19 this may be remote in Spring/Summer 2020] 5) Be related to my career goals, aspirations, or interests and 6) Not be performed for or supervised by a relative.
  4. INTERNSHIP 1: Provide a statement describing the internship in as much detail as possible (hours, days, duration, etc.) including what you expect to produce or learn and how the internship relates to your academic or career goals and interests. Please also describe the process you followed to find the position and include the internship posting if available. (Do not include your name on your statement as this will be blind-reviewed with your ID number only.)
  5. INTERNSHIP 2: Provide a statement describing the internship in as much detail as possible (hours, days, duration, etc.) including what you expect to produce or learn and how the internship relates to your academic or career goals and interests. Please also describe the process you followed to find the position and include the internship posting if available. (Do not include your name on your statement as this will be blind-reviewed with your ID number only.)