Funds for internships, projects, and other career development

Funds for internships, projects, and other career development

INTERNSHIP FUND (open to all majors and career interests)

We get it – taking an unpaid or low-paying internship is just not an option for many students. Through the generous support of alumni and friends, Lawrence students are eligible to apply for funding to support summer internships. Funding can help defray transportation costs, living expenses, and more so that students can pursue opportunities that will expand their classroom learning and help them acquire important transferrable skills for future success.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be returning to complete at least one term at Lawrence after the internship. 
  • Have applied to or finalized plans for an internship.  
  • Have a named supervisor to support your learning goals, provide performance feedback, and act as point of contact for the Lawrence Career Center. 
  • Priority will be given to students: 
    • Doing unpaid or low-paid work (e.g., stipend allotment below minimum hourly wage). 
    • With a demonstrated financial need (as verified by Financial Aid office). 
    • Who have not previously received funding from the Career Center in past years. 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Seek out a qualified opportunity. Looking for ideas? Meet with a Career Advisor to explore potential internships that align with your goals. 
  • Complete and submit an online Internship Fund application.  

Priority deadline: Friday March 31st, 2023

All students who apply by this deadline will hear back by the end of April. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after the priority deadline if funding remains. 

Questions? Michelle Buchinger can help!  Email her at michelle.m.buchinger@lawrence.edu

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

  • How are funds disbursed? Students are issued stipend awards in two equal lump sums (unless the total amount is less than $1500). The first deposit will be made upon approval of funding and completion of all pre-award requirements from the Career Center. The second deposit will be made after your mid-project check-in has been completed. 
  • Can international students receive funding? Absolutely!  All international students should work closely with the Career Center and International Student Services to make sure any work authorization paperwork is completed well in advance. No award disbursements will be made until work authorization is granted.
  • Will the LU Internship Fund help cover personal technology purchases ? No, this fund will not cover personal technology purchases.
  • What is the maximum funding award? No student will receive funding more than $5,000, for any one internship or any combination of funded Lawrence experiences. 
  • Is my award considered taxable income? The award or grant you receive may be considered taxable income per IRS regulations. The IRS considers any award or grant that does not pay for tuition, books, expenses, and other fees as income. It is your responsibility to report the appropriate amount on your tax return. Please consult a tax professional for assistance. Per IRS regulations on payments to Nonresident Aliens, the award may be taxed upfront. If so, it will either be included on your Form 1042-S or W-2 form. If you have any questions regarding this tax treatment and/or form, please contact Financial Services, Financial_Services@lawrence.edu

KASEL TRUST FUND FOR PRE-HEALTH EXPERIENCES

The Kasel Trust enables Lawrence students to be of assistance to humankind through the development of techniques and training for the improvement of the medical profession. Additionally, the trust is designed to encourage individuals who might otherwise not be able to afford such medical training. The Kasel Fund supports unique research projects, medical field internships, and medical training (e.g., CNA and EMT coursework).

Support will be considered for projects falling within the following categories:

  • Traineeships/Internships: Student-originated proposals to work under the direct supervision of a health professional sponsor in an area hospital, nursing home, medical laboratory, etc., will carry the highest priority.
  • Student Research: Support may be awarded to cover expenses involved in a student-designed independent study project.
  • Certification or Medical Training: Financial assistance may be provided for medical training (e.g., CNA or EMT training) to Lawrence students who are clearly committed to careers in the health sciences.
  • Priority will be given to students:
    • With a demonstrated financial need. 
    • Who have not previously received funding from the Career Center in past years.
    • Returning to complete at least one semester at Lawrence after the experience.
    • With clear learning goals/outcomes listed on their application.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Seek out a qualified opportunity. Looking for ideas? Meet with a Career Advisor to explore potential options that align with your goals. 
  • Complete and submit an online Kasel Trust Fund application.  

Rolling deadline: Applications will be considered year-round as long as funding remains.

Questions? Michelle Buchinger can help!  Email her at michelle.m.buchinger@lawrence.edu


DENNIS HUEBNER PRE-LAW STIPEND

The Dennis Huebner Pre-Law Stipend, was established in 2000 in honor and memory of Mr. Dennis Huebner ’96. The stipend can offset or cover expenses related to exploring or pursuing opportunities related to a career in the legal profession.

Applications have closed for Summer 2022.