SMPA Career Access Network Internship Fund Application Form
SMPA Career Access Network Internship Fund
Looking for extra funding to support an unpaid or low paid summer internship? Apply now to receive a stipend of up to $3,000 from the SMPA Career Access Network (SMPA CAN).
The fund permits SMPA undergraduates to pursue enriching summer internship experiences that they otherwise might not be able to afford. The fund is awarded in the spring to rising seniors and graduate students. Applications are judged based on merit, professional promise and need.
SMPA CAN Internship Fund (3 awards)
J. Michael Shanahan Journalism Internship Fund (3 awards) supports an SMPA program that Professor Shanahan (1943-2014) cared about deeply and worked on extensively — student internships. All applicants must be in good academic standing, rising seniors and working for an established media organization.
Kwittken Internship Award (3 awards) supports undergraduate and graduate students in the field of media and strategic communication.
If you know you are receiving incidental financial support for your internship, such as funding for housing, transportation and/or meals, that does not automatically disqualify you from applying for additional funds. Please be sure to mention any such support in your application.
Funds can be applied to a summer internship experience that has already been accepted or one that has been applied to but not yet accepted.
You can print your full unofficial transcript from GWeb and scan it, or print it to a .pdf and submit that. It must be your full unofficial transcript, not just the current semester.
Winners who have not yet secured their summer internship by the application deadline must prove acceptance by May 15 or will forfeit their prize.
Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis and evaluated against the student's financial need, demonstration of the internship’s connection to career and academic goals and the quality of the internship. Winners will be selected by the internship coordinator for SMPA along with the director and associate director of SMPA.
The award will be treated as taxable income for federal and state income tax purposes. Students should consult their parents or a tax advisor for federal and state income tax filing questions.