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Eagle Internship Fund

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About The Eagle Internship Fund

The Eagle Internship Fund supports AU undergraduate students in pursuit of challenging, professionally focused internships that enhance and complement their career goals and academic progress.

The Fund awards 15-20 stipends of $2,000 each semester (spring, summer, and fall) to financially eligible students and is administered by the AU Career Center. Stipends allow students to participate in unpaid internships in the public and nonprofit sectors and support AU's tradition of developing professional experience through public service.

Student Eligibility

Recipients will be selected based on a combination of factors, with priority given to seniors and juniors and students who have not yet received an Eagle Internship stipend.

  • Applicants must be Pell grant eligible for the academic year in which they are interning. Students should consult with their financial aid counselor if uncertain of eligibility.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required at the time of application. 
  • All applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
  • Recipients must be available to participate in an in-person Career Center led professional development workshop (if interning in the Washington, D.C., area).
  • Recipients are required to complete two brief online reflection exercises related to their internship. An online post internship brief reflection survey will also be required.

Internship Eligibility

Unpaid internships (for-credit or non-credit) with the following organizations are eligible for consideration: 

  • Government (U.S. Federal, State, County, City)
  • Nonprofits/Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • International/oversees internships, provided they meet the above criteria (cannot be with a for-profit company)

Participants must participate in their internship for at least 160 hours over the course of the semester.

Continuing or ongoing internships are eligible. However, applicants should demonstrate any new skills and/or responsibilities that will be added to their internship. Completed internships cannot be funded retroactively.

Please Note: Minimal compensation, such as an employer provided stipend for transportation or food, does not disqualify an internship.


Application Timeline

Application opens:
December 16, 2016

Application closes:
January 31, 2017

Recipients notified:
February 17, 2017

Check mailed or deposited:
March 10, 2017

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