Career Development Center

Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Award Program 2015

Skidmore College is pleased to announce the Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Awards Program (SSFIAP) for 2015. The Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Awards Program was created to provide Skidmore students with an opportunity to participate in unpaid internships, volunteer, or community service projects over the course of the summer through the generosity of various donors of the Skidmore Community (Skidmore's Parents Council, parents, alumni, employees, and friends of the College).

Please review Skidmore's Summer Funded Internship Awards booklet for detailed information on each award.

It is each student's responsibility to apply for both internships of interest directly with an organization and then apply for funding on the CDC website.


The Career Development Center is happy to work with students to help them find internships relevant to their major or career interests. Students can contact the Career Development Center by calling (518) 580-5790, to schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor. For students studying abroad, please email CDC, cdc@skidmore.edu, and we can set up a Skype appointment.

If you're thinking you'd like to apply for internship funding, take a look at what some of our students accomplished in their internships last year.

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that students review the eligibility of each internship award and prepare their documents early.

IMPORTANT:

Projects undertaken in countries assigned a Travel Warning by the U.S. Department of State are not eligible for any Funded Internship Awards.

Students will be considered independent contractors and will receive a 1099 form indicating the amount of the payment early next year. A copy of the IRS Form 1099 is sent to the IRS. Students will be responsible for paying income and social security taxes on the award amount when they file their 2014 tax returns. A 30% tax withholding is required for all international students who do not hold dual citizenship.

Students who receive any other type of funding - stipend, scholarship, grant or any other award - are limited to receiving only one award per summer.

All internships, research, volunteer and community service projects must be completed on site. No virtual internships will be approved for funding.

Submitting an application for one of Skidmore's Summer Funded Internship Awards grants permission to The Career Development Center to review a student's record in regards to financial need, financial and academic status, to determine eligibility.

In the event that a student does not complete the full commitment of the internship, volunteer experience, or community service project, they may be required to reimburse the College for the number of weeks they did not work. Students must complete all requirements of the internship, volunteer experience, or community service project prior to receiving final payment.

Any application changes regarding internship placements must be submitted and approved by the Career Development Center (along with an essay) prior to the March 27 deadline. No organizations will be considered after this deadline.


TO APPLY: Students can apply for the following awards by logging into their My CDC Account.


Career Development Center Funded Internship Awards


Internships with Early Deadlines: February 27, 2015


The Megan McAdams Roldan '08 International Community Service Funded Internship Award
This award was established through the McAdams Family to promote the value of participating in a summer community project abroad. Preference for this award will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Students will be notified of award status no later than March 13. Faculty recommendation letters are required with the subject line: FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER.

Additional Awards – Deadline to Apply: March 27, 2015

Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Awards Program
The SSFIAP is 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.

Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach Film Industry Award
This award 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 with a subject line of FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER.

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

The Jane '50 and G. Yale Eastman Skidmore College Summer Entrepreneurship StartUp Grant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    StartUp Grant Awards invite students (individuals or teams) to explore new ventures; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to turn their entrepreneurial energy into real world ventures.

The Parents Council Award                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Parents Council Funded Internship Award will be offered to assist a Skidmore student in gaining valuable work experience and help them to become more marketable in today's competitive job market. Students must have internship secured prior to applying for this award.


Students will learn the status of their application no later than Wednesday, April 24 and must accept and have their internship secured no later than Thursday April 30, 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).

 



Please read carefully.


It is recommended that students submit all application materials early so that if you need assistance or have any questions, you are able to contact Penny Loretto before Spring Break. Due to the large number of application submissions, it is highly unlikely that students will be able to schedule an appointment the week of March 23 in time to prepare for the Funded Internship deadline. Career Coaches are available during drop-in hours to review resumes. Please check with Skidmore's Writing Center if you would like to have your essay reviewed as well.

IMPORTANT:

Projects undertaken in countries assigned a Travel Warning by the U.S. Department of State are not eligible for any of these awards.¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬

Any application changes regarding internship placements must be submitted and approved by the Career Development Center (along with an essay) prior to the March 27 deadline. No organizations will be considered after this deadline.

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

The following awards are also available; please view their individual websites for complete details:

Treuhaft Fund for Art Technology
This fund is designed to provide technology in support of student opportunities to work with faculty in new and innovative ways in any art form or medium. The guidelines are flexible and meant to encourage new kinds of opportunities. Deadline to Apply: February 5.

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.

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
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 Internship Award (RCIA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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.
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 - stipend, scholarship, grant or any other award are limited to receiving only one award per summer.

Application Instructions:

When applying for Skidmore's Funded Internship Award Program, be sure to read this list thoroughly:
1. Go to My CDC Account, upload all documents required (application, resume, essay, reference letter (if required) in My Documents for each individual award you are applying to. All required documents must be uploaded in order to be considered.
2. The application form listed for each internship must be downloaded, completed, saved, and uploaded to My Documents.
3. Please code the essay as "cover letter" and the application as "other".
4. No cover letters are required to apply.
5. To Apply: Click Jobs/Internships Tab, all jobs & internships, Position Type: Internship Funding.
6. Confirm application(s) was submitted:

  1. Go to My CDC Home Page
  2. Click "X Applications Submitted" (top left corner of page)
  3. Confirm Applications were submitted for each internship

7. For information on other internships not affiliated with The Career Development Center (FACT, SEE Beyond, Levine, Environmental Studies, SGA, Treuhaft Fund for Art Technology, etc.), please check the links above and contact the appropriate department.
8. The Career Development Center will close promptly at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 27. If you have any questions on Funded Internships, it is highly recommended that you contact the office prior to spring break.


Career Coaches (Spring 2015) – Resume & Cover Letter Critiques
E-Resumes – careercoach@skidmore.edu

Photo Contest! (imbed link)
Photos are a great way to highlight your internship experience. We're looking for entries that capture a great internship moment, whether it be a beautiful location, cultural landmark or tradition, event, meeting, or a photo of you or you and your CEO, mentor, or colleagues working on the job. Creativity is encouraged. Deadline to submit your photos for the contest is Friday, August 21, 2015.

No late or incomplete applications will be considered for a Funded Internship Award. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL. Faculty/staff recommendation letters will be accepted via email and must be sent to Penny Loretto, ploretto@skidmore.edu, with FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER in the subject line.

 

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