Funding your internship Furman University

We fund hundreds of internships and research opportunities all over the world. Furman has one of the few programs in the United States that directly funds student internships each summer, providing competitive fellowships for students who would otherwise receive little or no payment.

To be considered for these fellowships, you must obtain either a full-time summer internship with an organization or a full-time research position working with a faculty member at another university/institute; working 35 to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks. If you receive funding, you’ll be required to complete academic assignments that compliment what you’re learning in your summer experience.

FURMAN HOUSING**:  Students who obtain local area full-time internships that last for at least 8 weeks are eligible for Furman campus housing at a discounted rate. 

**Students must apply to Housing and Residence Life and indicate the summer session(s) desired on their housing application.  Housing registration begins in January and the 2018 deadline is in early April.  Students will be notified of their housing status April. 

Apply for funding: 

Please choose one of the options below, based on your status by the March 1 deadline and follow the instructions outlined in the form.

Students who have NOT yet confirmed an internship or academic research position with a professor at another university or research institute:  submit this initial form by March 1 to be considered on-time, pending obtaining the internship/research opportunity by the end of March:

Summer 2018-Initial Form

Students who have obtained a full-time internship:

Summer 2018 Intern Fellowship Application

Students who have obtained a full-time academic research position with a professor at another university or research institute:

Summer 2018 Academic Research-Internship Fellowship Application

Frequently Asked Questions about the application process.
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Fellowship amounts

Your stipend will vary based on the amount of pay provided by the sponsoring organization and your demonstrated financial need. Generally, our fellowships are between $2,500 and $3,500. If you are receiving $3,500 or more from an organization, you will not be eligible to receive a fellowship.

Award notification

You'll be alerted via email between late-March and mid-April regarding the status of your application. If you've received approval from our faculty committee, you'll be asked to attend a meeting in April to complete the required paperwork.

Requirements

If you are awarded a fellowship, you'll be required to post weekly to an on-line forum, write a reflection paper, provide an evaluation of the internship, and be available to speak about your experience at Furman Engaged Day and other events.

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