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Internship Fund

Newcomb-Tulane College Career Services has established the NTC Career Services Internship Fund to fund full-time Newcomb-Tulane College undergraduate students up to a maximum of $2000 for underpaid or unpaid internships that they would otherwise not be able to participate in due to financial limitations.

Application Criteria

The Fund seeks to support students seeking financial support to participate in internship experiences that provide experience related to their ultimate career goals in any Liberal Arts or Science and Engineering field. This includes housing, travel, and living expenses. Additionally, the fund can be awarded in lieu of wages.

As part of the pilot year of this program, international experiences will not be eligible for funding.

Self-guided research, such as independent study or independent research projects (including honors theses), is ineligible for funding. Research Internships with a university, employer, or other organization are eligible.

Funds cannot be used for any "pay-to-play" internship experiences. Requests for such funding will be denied.

Please contact NTC Services Career Coach Gabriel Rodriguez at grodri5@tulane.edu with any questions.

Important Application Dates

Application Opening: March 15, 2022 @ 8 am

Application Close: April 15, 2022 @ 5 pm

FAQs

Who is eligible for funding?

At this time, currently only full-time Newcomb-Tulane College undergraduates are eligible for funding.

What will the fund cover?

The Fund will cover expenses related to the stated internship experience, including housing, travel, professional materials (such as laptops, professional clothing, etc.), or living expenses. Additionally, the fund can be awarded in lieu of wages in the case of unpaid internships. Students will be asked to elaborate on their reasons for requesting funding in the required cover letter and budget sections.

How do I apply?

You can click the “APPLY” button above to access the application, which is nested within the NTC Grant application hosted by the NTC Grants Office. To apply, navigate to the “Type of Application” question and select “NTC Career Services Internship Fund” option. You can then proceed to fill out the application.

Do I have to be accepted into an internship already to receive funding?

Yes. Only students who have been accepted into their internship experiences at the time of application are eligible for funding this year.

What pieces does the application include?

The Financial Aid release question will allow the Office of Financial Aid to share a limited summary of applicant’s financial need during the decision-making process to ensure that the NTC Career Services Internship Fund is as equitable a resource as possible.

How do I make a budget?

You can start making a budget using the official NTC Grants budget template. Be as specific as possible when listing items. Instead of listing "Housing - $500", specify what you are specifically looking to cover and why: "July Studio Apartment Rent - $500".

Thoughtful, thorough applications are more likely to receive funding.

Do I need to submit recommendations?

Recommendations are not required but are recommended. Recommenders can include Tulane faculty, staff, or non-Tulane professionals who can vouch for an applicant’s responsibility and professionalism.

Recommenders must submit recommendations using the NTC Recommendation Letter Submission form.

I don’t have a resume. How do I make one?

NTC Career Services offers several resources related to resumes on our "Student Career Guides" page. If you would like further support, consider making an appointment with a Career Coach or meet with one of our fabulous Career Peer Advisors during our daily Drop-In Hours.

How do I write a cover letter?

NTC Career Services offers several resources related to cover letters on our "Student Career Guides" page. Cover letters should be no longer than one page.

I have never applied for a grant. Where can I get help with the application materials?

Sign up for a meeting with an NTC Career Career Coach!

When will I know whether I am funded or not?

Applicants will receive a message of denial or acceptance by May 4, 2022 by 5 pm.

Questions for Grantees

What do I if I am accepted?

Grantees will receive an email with instructions on how to formally accept their grant and begin their processing paperwork.

Acceptance paperwork includes a Grant Acceptance form, a Direct Deposit form, and a W-9 or W 8-BEN for international students.

How will I receive my funds?

Funds will be disbursed through direct deposit.

How long will it take to receive my funds?

Processing times can vary. Expect to wait up to one month before receiving your funds.

Do I have to do anything after receiving my funds?

Yes. Grantees are required to attend 1 career coaching meet after internship completion to add their experience to their resume or CV.

Additionally, grantees will be featured on Career Services social media pages in order to ensure continued support for the grant program.

 

Interested in applying or learning more about the NTC Career Services Internship Fund?

Email Gabriel Rodriguez at grodrig5@tulane.edu.