Stipends for Unpaid Summer Internships

Career Center Stipends

Undergraduate students interested in exploring career options in the public, private and non-profit sectors are encouraged to pursue a summer internship. To help offset the costs of unpaid summer internships, the Career Center provides a limited number of stipends to qualified students.

Undergraduate students can apply for a merit award, up to $1,000, or a need-based award, up to $3000. Award amounts are determined by several factors including, but not limited to, number of weeks working, hours per week, location, budget and financial need.’

Internships must be unpaid and last a minimum of six weeks during the summer, full- or part-time. Internships may be located in the U.S. or abroad.

The following are not eligible to receive a stipend:

  1. Students required to receive academic credit by the employer
  2. Students working on political campaigns
  3. Students participating in a program they must pay to attend
  4. Students interning or performing research for a WashU or WashU Med department (*please apply for an award with the Office of Undergraduate Research instead).

Qualifications

  • Stipend applicants must be current undergraduate students returning full time for at least one undergraduate semester in the fall after their internship.
  • Students must secure a summer internship offer prior to applying for a stipend.
  • Internships must be unpaid and last a minimum of six weeks during the summer, full- or part-time.

How to Apply

Applications will be open January 1. Application deadlines are March 1 and April 1. Decisions will be made by April 1 and May 1. Students who receive offers after April 1 can apply to the waitlist and will be contacted by the Career Center on the possibility of a stipend.

If you have further questions, please contact the Career Center at 314-935-5930.
Apply for a stipend