Undergraduate LAS Community- and Project-Based Learning (CPBL) Internship Scholarship
Undergraduate LAS Community- and Project-Based Learning (CPBL) Internship Scholarship is awarded to part-time or full-time undergraduate students in in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. There are multiple scholarships per quarter. Students must be of sophomore, junior or senior status. Students can be majors or double-majors/minors. The internship must be for-credit, but the amount of credit and way in which that is approached (class, independent study, etc.) should be determined by the department/faculty sponsor and the student. For example, a student can select to complete this internship as a part of a class (2 to 4 credit hours) or they may decide to engage in the internship as a part of an independent study (usually 1 credit hour) set-up with a faculty member. This information will be required prior to awarding of the scholarship.
This scholarship is intended to support a 10 week, 10 hour/week department-sponsored internship with a domestic or international non-profit, non-governmental organization, or government entity. The internship must be project(s)-based and related to the student’s academic skills or interests, designed in collaboration with the internship site, for the benefit of the community or organization. In the application questions, the student must focus upon the project-based nature of the work. Not all academic internships or clinical experiences are project-based.
Please note, the faculty name and email being provided is NOT for a reference letter. This should be the person in charge of the academic portion of your internship. This faculty or staff member will be asked about assessment goals and grading. Some units have advisors that handle this, some have chairs/directors, some have faculty/staff point people and some allow faculty at-large to sponsor these academic endeavors. If you are uncertain, please speak with your department chair/director. Failure to obtain the correct point person may result in the dismissal of the application.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and enrolled as part-time or full-time in the quarter in which the internship takes place.
Financial need is not a requirement, but is a consideration, for this award. Further information on eligibility and requirements are found at https://las.depaul.edu/student-resources/internships/Pages/cpbl-internship-scholarships.aspx. By submitting an application for this award, you certify that you have read the information in its entirety and understand the guidelines.
If the student fails to complete the internship in a satisfactory manner as outlined by the department, the award will be rescinded and the student will owe the university that amount. For this reason, students must be certain they understand the requirements of the internship prior to accepting the scholarship.