Experiential Learning Funds for Internships or Research
Students may apply for up to $1500 of funding that enables their participation in an internship or research opportunity. Funds may be used for transportation to the location of the opportunity, program fees or tuition, extra housing and food costs, conference participation, equipment, or any other reasonable expense necessary to participate.
Generous donations from our alumni and supporters make this funding possible.
- currently enrolled student seeking a degree from CAS
- good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- have applied to an internship or research opportunity that has a documented application process (opportunity must be secured before funding is disbursed)
- enrolled for the term immediately following the internship or research experience (before funding is disbursed)
- preference will be given to students with a level of financial need as determined by a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Experiences may be in-person or virtual, taking place in any term. Students may be engaged full-time in the experience (likely summer terms) or be taking courses in addition to the experience.
- Non-international internships (international internships should go though the Education Abroad funding process)
- 6 weeks or longer with at least 90 hours of work
- employer provides resources, equipment, and facilities needed to perform daily tasks
- employer offers regular supervision and feedback by a professional with expertise and background in the field
- REU programs external to the university
- Conference participation associated with any research experience
- Costs associated with publishing in scholarly journals
Students receiving experiential learning funds will be expected to enroll in one of these courses during the semester of the experience to ensure strong planning, learning outcomes, and reflection:
- CASC 95: Internship (zero credit)
- CASC 395: Internship (1-6 credits)
- CASC 98: Undergraduate Research (zero credit)
- another experiential learning course relevant to the student's academic program
July 15 for fall
November 15 for spring
April 15 for summer
Additional funds are available for study abroad, virtual programs, and international internships. The Education Abroad Office administers the college funds and offers suggestions for other sources of support.