Career Development Center

Summer Experience Fund

The awards are designed to offer full-time Skidmore students an opportunity to gain the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience employers require of entry-level candidates. Since previous work experience is often listed as a requirement for job applicants, this program was created to provide students with an opportunity to gain the relevant experience and skills needed to become a competitive candidate in today's job market.

One common application will be used for most awards. Students are required to apply to all awards they are eligible for in order to be considered.

Designated interest areas requiring Faculty Recommendation Letters (no other areas require a Faculty Recommendation Letter):

  1. International Community Service
  2. Film Industry Award

Internships must be secured prior to applying for these awards:

  1. International Community Service
  2. Film Industry

Note: Additional funding opportunities may exist. Please check with your academic department to see if they offer or know of any internship scholarships or funding sources. Students who receive any other types of funding from Skidmore - stipend, scholarship, grant or any other award are limited to receiving only one award per summer.

 

CDC Summer Experience Fund Descriptions

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, March 23, 2018, 12 Noon.

Special Donor Awards Additional Awards   |  Status of Applications  

CDC’s Summer Experience Fund (SEF) – General                                             

The CDC’s Summer Experience Funds (general awards) are open to all full-time students regardless of career interests, major, or class year. Students with demonstrated high financial need will be given preference for these awards. Donations to this fund are made by Skidmore alumni, parents, staff, and friends of the College. You must apply for internships prior to applying for funding but internships do not need to be secured when applying for this fund.

The Endowed Arts Administration Internship Fund

Gilbert Family Endowed Arts Administration Internship Fund will provide a stipend to two students interested in pursuing a summer internship in the field of Arts Administration. Preference for this award will be given to financial need students.

The Entrepreneurial Artist Apprenticeship Award

The Haley Entrepreneurial Artist Apprenticeship Award will support a student in a summer-intensive experience with a working artist, gallery, or other entrepreneurial learning opportunity designed to connect one’s passion for art making with practical, basic business experience in order to provide the skills needed to live as a working artist.

 

Special Donor Awards

The Career Development Center has several special donor awards (Quebec Labrador Foundation and Earthos Institute) that are different from other internship awards. These awards are listed separately under the filter - Internship Funding - in Handshake.

The Quebec Labrador Foundation Award

QLF is open to juniors or seniors (20 years old or older) majoring in environmental studies or related field. Interest in working outdoors and in rural areas. Wildlife and conservation focus helpful. Willingness to work as part of a team and to relate to local community residents, especially young people. Willingness to mentor others, local and high school students on the team.

 

Additional Awards on Campus

Additional Skidmore awards are also listed below and students must contact the appropriate department in order to apply.

 

SEE-Beyond Awards

SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to face real world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals.        

Documentary Studies Summer Experience Award Competition

The Documentary Studies Summer Experience Awards are offered on a competitive basis to support Skidmore students who wish to undertake advanced independent, community-based or collective projects, or summer internships in organizations or companies working in Documentary Studies. On an exceptional basis, the Award may be offered for advanced classes not offered at Skidmore College, based on strong justification

Gaier Family Paid Internship

The Gaier Family paid internship offers self-identified Skidmore students with a disability an opportunity to explore an academic field of study or professional development experience of their choice.  The opportunity allows students to advance an individualized plan based on academic interests and career goals.  In order to be considered students must submit a proposal for participating in an established unpaid internship or develop an experience of their own.  Deadline to Apply: April 2, 2018.

Environmental Studies and Sciences Summer Internship Award

The Environmental Studies Summer Internship Awards are offered on a competitive basis to support Skidmore students who wish to undertake summer internships in fields related to Environmental Studies.

 

 Film Industry Award

This award in memory of Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach will be offered on a competitive basis to provide financial support for students interested in pursuing a career in the film industry. All majors may apply. Internship must be secured prior to applying for this internship award. Faculty recommendation letters are required and should be sent to internshipfunding@skidmore.edu with FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER – Student Name in the subject line. 

The International Community Service Award

The Megan McAdams-Roldan ’08 International Community Service Award has been established through the generosity of the McAdam’s-Roldan ’08 family to promote the value of participating in a summer community service project abroad. Internships must be secured when applying for this award. Preference for this award will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Faculty recommendation letters are also required and should be sent to internshipfunding@skidmore.edu, with FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER – Student Name in the subject line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Earthos Institute 

Earthos is seeking interns with a strong interest in sustainability issues who possess excellent writing, communications and critical thinking skills. Successful applicants will also be able to grapple with complex concepts and systems thinking. Applicants should be organized, self-directed, and able to conduct basic research. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

 

 

 

 

 SGA’s Responsible Citizenship Awards

SGA’s Responsible Citizenship Awards (RCIA) was created by Skidmore’s Student Government Association to provide students financial support for undertaking unpaid summer internships that will expand their sense of community involvement, service, awareness, and civic engagement. 

The Thorne Family Award

The Thorne Family Awards invite first-generation college students to explore new techniques, technologies, of modes of inquiry or expression to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges. Please contact Kim Marsella in the Office of Academic Advising for more information.

The Furthering Awareness Community and Technology (FACT) Internship Award

The FACT InternshipAward offers Skidmore students an opportunity to explore a variety of fields related to disability services or disability studies. Examples of possibilities include but are not limited to career development in a field that serves people with disabilities such as learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mental health, conditions and developmental disorders, Research in disability studies, Access services in higher education, state and federal policies related to people with disabilities or comparative public policy, and research in the areas of assistive technology such as robotics, computer programming, or prosthetic design.  Deadline to Apply: April 2, 2018.  

The Levine Internship Award

The Levine Internship Award is offered on a competitive basis to support Skidmore students who wish to undertake government internships in fields related to the practice of American government, politics and/or law.

Note: Additional funding opportunities may exist. Please check with your academic department to see if they offer or know of any internship scholarships or funding sources. Students who receive any other types of funding from Skidmore - stipend, scholarship, grant or any other award are limited to receiving only one award per summer.


Status of Applications 

Students will learn the status of their application no later than April 25 and must accept and have their internship secured no later than May 4, at which time we will then offer the award to the next student on the list. It is advised that students contact the organization prior to this time to check on the status of their application (you may let them know that you've applied for funding through your college; and, if selected, you will need to accept the award immediately). 

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