Research Fellowships, Teaching Fellowships, and Internships
Students chosen to be Fellows work full-time for 10 weeks during the summer,
assisting professors on research projects. These fellows gain valuable learning
experiences through their participation in the major phases of scholarly research
projects. To qualify, students must be rising seniors with a grade point average
of at least 3.0 in their major field. Research Fellows receive a stipend of
$2700. Forty Fellows are selected each year. Application deadline: Early February.
Teaching Fellows work five hours a week (at a rate of $6.50 an hour) during
the academic year as junior colleagues to faculty members. They assist academic
departments with instructional projects. About 40 undergraduate Teaching Fellows
are appointed each year. Juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.0 average
in their major are eligible to be Teaching Fellows. Application deadline: Late
Internships allow students to put classroom theory into practice and gain valuable
work experience. Approximately 35 interns are appointed each year to work either
full-time during summer months or 10 hours a week during the academic year.
The internships may be in a variety of settings, such as a newspaper office
for English majors, a social welfare clinic for psychology majors, or a government
office for political science majors. Internships are developed by the Director
of Intern Programs in collaboration with students and prospective employers.
The internships must be related to students' field of study and career goals
and be sponsored by a faculty member. The employers are asked to contribute
a stipend and Furman contributes additional support, so that summer interns
earn at least $1350. To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.7 grade
point average in their major. Summer internships are open to rising sophomores,
juniors, and seniors.
All students whose grades and class standing fit the above guidelines are invited
to apply for a Fellowship or an Internship. Student applications are available
from Susan Zeiger, Director of the Furman Advantage Program (x3110, Johns