Bright Futures Initiative: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund
Summer 2018 Application Available Early April 2018
The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.  This scholarship is generously funded by the Eisen Family Internship Scholarship, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, and individual donors through Maryland Giving Day.

If you are an undergraduate student who has secured an unpaid summer 2018 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, you are eligible to apply.  Additional eligibility details are provided below.

Eligible Candidates
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2018 semester, who have an unpaid internship for summer 2018, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2018 & August 2018) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2018. Preference will also be given to those who have not previously received this scholarship.

In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency.

  • Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 24, 2018.

  • Supervised by a professional in the field.

If you have immediate questions about the Bright Futures Initiative, contact:

Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships