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Financing Your Internship

There are scholarship opportunities available through campus and off-campus to help fund unpaid internships.

Bright Futures Initiative: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund

The summer 2022 application is now closed.  Check back in spring 2023 about next summer's scholarship!


The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships. Scholarships are generously funded by the Eisen Family, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, and individual donors through Maryland Giving Day.  


If you are interested in financially contributing to the Bright Futures Initiative, please visit brightfutures.umd.edu.

 

Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internshipsMarcus Ford's story with the Bright Futures Initiative

 

Other Scholarships Available for Unpaid Internships Through University of Maryland:

A 13-page comprehensive scholarship listing available to UMD undergraduate students is available here.

External to University of Maryland:

Check professional associations in your field(s) of interest to see if they offer awards or scholarships for students
 

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