Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Awards 2017
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):
- International Community Service
- Film Industry Award
Internships must be secured prior to applying for these awards:
The deadline for the FACT Internship
has been extended to April 21. See the
description below for more information.
- International Community Service
- 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.
SSFIA Descriptions | Special Donor awards | Additional Awards | Status of Applications
Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Award Descriptions
- EARLY DEADLINE (Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 10, at 12 noon)
Hewitt Physics Internship Fund Edwin Hewitt, husband of Betty Hartz Hewitt '57, will provide a stipend to up to 3 students who secure an internship with the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), of the California Institute of Technology, the leading US center for robotic exploration of the solar system in Los Angelas, CA. Internship funding must be secured prior to applying. Please apply no later than Friday, February 10, by 12 noon, to be considered for this award. Students will find out their status no later than Wednesday, February 15, at which time the winners will need to apply for the internship directly.
- ALL OTHER AWARDS (Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 24, at 12 noon)
Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Awards - General Fund The SSFIA’s are the general awards 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, and friends of the College.
Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach 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 email@example.com with FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER – Student Name in the subject line. Deadline extended: March 31, 12 Noon.
The Gilbert Family Endowed Arts Administration Internship FundMegan McAdams-Roldan '08 International Community Service 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 required and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER – Student Name in the subject line. The Parents Council/Class of 2019 Parents Fund Internship Awards Skidmore's Parents Council and the Class of 2019 Parents Fund Internship Awards are designed to assist students in gaining the relevant experience required when applying for jobs in this competitive job market. This fund is made possible through the Parents Council and a group of parents from the Class of 2019. A number of awards will be offered.
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 Haley 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.
Each storyteller will be provided an opportunity to do a summer live-in residence program for 4 – 6 weeks. The tools of the trade would be specific to the student’s mode of storytelling. In other words, students may choose to tell the not-for-profit’s story through writing, painting, sculpting, photography, film or even writing a symphony or popular song; in other words, any chosen medium which captures the story of the NFP’s activities and goals. Extended Deadline: April 28, 12 Noon
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. Deadline to Apply: April 2.
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. Deadline to Apply: April 2.
Additional Skidmore awards are also listed below and students must contact the appropriate department in order to apply.
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. Deadline to Apply: April 3.
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
The FACT award offers Skidmore students an opportunity to explore the field of disability services or disability studies. Deadline has been extended to April 21.
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 21
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.
SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals.
SGA's Responsible Citizenship Award
SGA’s Responsible Citizenship Award (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.
Environmental Studies Funded Internship Awards
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.
Status of Applications
Students will learn the status of their application no later than April 26 and must accept and have their internship secured no later than May 5, 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).