Internship Plus Program

This program awards up to $2,500 in financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students working in a quarter-long unpaid internship. The Internship Plus program was established to support DePaul University undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships that demonstrate financial need. All awards are issued as scholarships to the student’s tuition account and are treated as financial aid. Please speak with Student Accounts to confirm what impact this will have on your tuition account and how money will be disbursed if there are no current tuition charges.

In order to be eligible for this award, you must fill out the general scholarship application as well as the Internship Plus application, and the following requirements must be met AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPLICATION, no exceptions:

  • Must be a current full-time undergraduate student during the quarter of your internship. For summer awards, students must be enrolled full-time during the quarter following their internship. You must be enrolled full time for the upcoming quarter at the time of your application.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0.
  • The student will be working in an UNPAID internship over the course of the academic term.
  • The student is not receiving any other scholarships/awards for this unpaid internship opportunity.
  • The student demonstrates an understanding of their internship role and organization and have articulated the value of this internship experience within their application.
  • The student demonstrates financial need.

Students should have an offer for an unpaid internship, but can still apply if they haven’t fully accepted the offer. Please note that applicants with fully confirmed internships will be prioritized over those with internships still being developed.

To apply for this scholarship, you must answer the following questions completely in short-essay format. A large part of our assessment will focus on how this internship will impact your professional and career development and what you hope to learn in your internship in relation to your major or field of interest, career exploration, and/or skill development. Your responses must be well thought out with little to no grammatical or spelling errors.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, which means that awards are made until funds are exhausted or the end of the application period.

For more info and FAQs, visit the website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Employer Engagement team in the DePaul Career Center:
(312) 362-5201

Supplemental Questions
  1. Select the option that describes your internship status:
  2. Will you be receiving academic credit for your internship?
  3. Have you had an internship (with this organization or another organization) prior to now?
  4. If you are registering for academic credit for this internship, what course and how many credits?
  5. How did you hear about the Internship Plus funding opportunity?
  6. If you selected other, please explain below:
  7. What is the reasoning for your financial need? (Select all that apply)
  8. If you selected other, please explain below:
  9. Enter the TOTAL dollar amount that you are requesting:
  10. Have you received funding from Internship Plus in the past?
  11. Please provide the following details of your internship:
    • Address of the company/organization:
    • Direct supervisor's email:
    • Direct supervisor's job title:
    • Direct supervisor's name:
    • Direct supervisor's phone number:
    • How many hours per week will you be working at this internship?
    • Name of the internship organization/company:
    • Official internship title:
    • Website for the company/organization:
    • What is the end date of your internship?
    • What is/was the start date of your internship?
  12. Please include your preferred contact information here:
    • Email:
    • Phone Number:
  13. Essay Questions
    • Approximately how many hours per week will you be devoting to this internship?
    • How have you prepared yourself academically and/or professionally to succeed in your internship? Describe past and current professional, volunteer, personal and academic experiences/coursework, including the skills and knowledge you have gained and how these will be useful and relevant in your internship.
    • In your own words, explain in detail what you plan to do in your internship. Include roles, responsibilities, specific skills you will learn, structure of internship and any professional development opportunities.
    • What other information would you like to share with the award committee?
    • What professional and personal goals do you have for this internship, and how will completing this internship help you achieve those goals?
  14. Are you receiving any funding or scholarship SPECIFICALLY for this internship?
  15. I will be enrolled full time at DePaul during fall 2021
  16. Statements of Agreement
    • At the conclusion of my internship, I agree to submit a reflection on my experience (question prompts provided by the Career Center) and provide two photos of myself “in-action” at my internship. These responses and images may be used for marketing purposes and donor solicitation.
    • By submitting this application I am confirming that I am participating in an unpaid internship this upcoming quarter. I understand that if I receive an Internship Plus scholarship that it will be used to help offset internship, tuition, and/or living expenses directly related to my internship. If there are any changes to my internship, I will notify DePaul’s Career Center immediately. I certify that the information provided on this form is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
    • I certify that I will be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student at DePaul during my internship.
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