As a pillar of professional development, internships provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in their career interests and grow their resumes. From networking, personalized guidance and now financial support, Career Services and partners diligently work to identify and remove barriers that students may face throughout their career development.
Helping to connect students not only with internship opportunities, Erin Smith, Career Services internship program coordinator, also supports students in connecting to professional development support services and resources. “Internships may present hidden costs associated with temporarily relocating, traveling and more. We’re here to help students remove financial burdens and not only achieve their professional but also thrive while at Syracuse University and beyond.”
Internship Funding Award Applications
Career Services and partners established the Internship Funding Award, offering financial support to sophomores and juniors of any major seeking to pursue summer internships. Students should apply through Handshake by Thursday, June 30. Visit the Internship Funding webpage for complete details.
Supporting Student Success
Prior recipients believe that the Internship Funding Award provides enough financial assistance and support for them to succeed in their internship and strengthen their career trajectory.
Prabha Singh ’22 was offered an internship with L3Harris KEO working in an aerospace engineering position. However, Singh also had to consider relocation expenses. “Receiving the award helped me beyond belief since [with it] I could pay my security deposit, buy essentials and get ready to relocate. It was eye-opening how the award was able to help me pursue an opportunity that I likely wouldn’t have taken since I couldn’t afford relocation.”
The award also generates opportunities for students to take advantage of learning more about professional industries in direct relation to their studies, while strengthening professional networks.
“Without the award, I likely would have not been able to afford the travel and living expenses,” says Eleanor Lawler ’22. As a participant of the Rapid Transit’s Engineering Internship Program, Lawler had the opportunity to contribute to creating safe and easy travel initiatives for San Francisco and surrounding communities. “[With the award] I was able to do so and learn what working in the engineering industry demands, practice the skills I had obtained during my time in the Syracuse University aerospace engineering department, and it resulted in an abundance of networking opportunities and professional connections I have already started to use.”
Students are also encouraging to explore additional annual internship opportunities such as the Clements Internship Awards. For questions or additional support, contact the Career Services team and explore free resources to assist throughout all student application and interview processes.
Written by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern, Bella Podgorski ’22, College of Visual and Performing Arts