Student internships are both a valuable learning tool and a source of resources to the agencies that sponsor the internships. In most cases, non-profit and public organizations lack the resources to support an intern. The Sigler Foundation will provide funds to support basic living expenses for internships in which the student provides services to a non-profit or public organization that lacks resources for internship support. The size of the award will be determined by the cost of living in the area in which the services will be provided. In some cases, funds will be made available to support the internship activities. Funds will be awarded based on the value of the services to the organization and on the value of the learning experience for the student. Determination of value is a subjective process. Decisions as to the value of a project and the level of funding to be allocated to successful applicants will be made by Foundation staff. Funds will be awarded at the discretion of the Foundation.

Application Process

Student applicants for support for an internship designed to provide services to a non-profit or public agency will prepare a proposal that will include:

  1. A brief description of the goals of the internship;
  2. the activities that will be undertaken to achieve those goals; and,
  3. he anticipated benefits to both the organization that will receive the service and to the student.
  4. A letter of support from the organization that will receive the services.
  5. A letter of support from the sponsoring academic department.
  6. A proposed budget.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a report of their activities at the conclusion of the internship.