The deadline to apply for summer 2020 funding is April 15. See updated guidelines - Applying for Remote Internship & SURF Funding in 2020 (Published April 7, 2020)
In prior summers, remote internships or research fellowships were not eligible for University funding. In recognition of the extraordinary situation due to COVID-19, students are now eligible to apply for University funding for Summer 2020 to participate in remote internship and research opportunities.
● If interning remotely full‐time (30‐40 hrs/wk), the stipend will be $250 a week, maximum $2000 (8 weeks)
● If interning remotely part‐time (20‐30 hrs/wk), the stipend will be $175 a week, maximum $1400 (8 weeks)
● If interning remotely part‐time (10‐20 hrs/wk), the stipend will be $125 a week, maximum $1000 (8 weeks)
SURF Research Fellowships hosted by Sewanee faculty are still developing and where possible, converting opportunities to allow remote projects. Due to the circumstances, you may apply for Research Funding until April 15. Reach out to your professors for updates and request documentation describing remote duties with your application.
The sponsor's name, department, phone number and email address;
The number of hours per week and weeks for the internship;
A brief description of the responsibilities of the intern, and documentation describing remote duties.
An internship is an arrangement to gain experience in a particular field or job function under the guidance of a supervisor or sponsor. The learning that occurs and the experience that is gained usually benefits the student participating in the internship more than it benefits the sponsor. Sewanee considers internships to be a valuable and integral part of a field of study.
Currently enrolled, degree-seeking Sewanee students are very fortunate to be able to apply via Handshake for internships and to apply for a portion of the over $617,000 available in funding for unpaid internships. Around 260 students received funding from Sewanee for the summer of 2019 to do internships and research fellowships in Sewanee, all over the United States, and abroad.
*ACE internships are any internships that are for Sewanee students only; they can be paid or unpaid
Here is a list of the steps to finding an internship this summer, along with a suggested timeline:
1. Get your resume in great shape. (Nov. 1-Jan.30)
2. Choose what occupation you want to “test drive” this summer. (Dec. 15-Jan. 30)
3. Research and find internship opportunities. (Dec. 15-Jan. 30)
4. Write your cover letters. (Nov. 15-Feb. 15)
5. Create your list of references. (Nov. 15-Feb. 15)
6. Apply for around 6-12 internships (both ACE and external ones)...and have a good backup plan. (Feb. 1-Mar. 1; ACE deadline is Feb. 15)
7. Prepare for your interviews. (Feb. 1)
8. Get an internship offer. (Feb.-Mar.)
9. If your internship is unpaid, apply for internship funding ($375/week for up to 8 weeks) from Sewanee (Mar. 1 for research fellowships with Sewanee faculty; Apr. 15 for all others)
10. Complete the internship, then reflect on how it informs the next steps in your career/life path.
Need help? We are ready to offer our assistance to you every step of the way! Many opportunities are available to get the help you need. Make an appointment with a Career Center advisor through Handshake or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!
To post an internship for a Sewanee student, please complete this form.