Funding Unpaid Internships

Internships are a key way of building relevant work experience. They can build your resume, add needed skills, expose you to the professional workplace, help build your network, help you find positive references, and lead to a full-time job. They also can help you choose your major or career.

Funding an unpaid internship can be tricky, but not impossible! The Starr Career Development Center provides assistance with funding unpaid internships with eligible non-profit, government and/or legal institutions through one of the following fellowship programs:

Max Berger Pre-Law Unpaid Internship Stipend Program
The Max Berger Pre Law Unpaid Legal Internship Stipend Program provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who complete an unpaid legal internship with a legal employer in the public sector during the summer, while encouraging them to develop their professional and educational goals through programs offered by the Max Berger Pre-Law Program at Baruch College.
Stipend Awarded: $2,500 at the end of the internship
Program Information: Click Here

Sidney and Laura Gilbert Internship Award

Through the generosity of the Sidney and Laura Gilbert Internship Awards Fund, the Starr Career Development Center will be able to provide a financial assistance to selected students who have received and accepted internship offers. The Award will supplement some costs involved related to being able to engage in the internship. The Award will support students undertaking experiential learning through an internship relevant to the student’s educational or career goals. The monetary amount of the Award will be dependent upon each applicant’s financial need/costs involved in participating in the internship.
The 2022 application booklet: 
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 Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship Award

The Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship Award provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who complete 230 hours in an unpaid internships or volunteer with non-profit organizations serving the ‘common good.’ This fellowship was named in memory of Dr. Wendy Heyman, psychologist and advocate for volunteerism and gaining valuable work experience while making a difference in the world.

Stipend: $3,000
Application: Student must submit an application and employer must complete a verification form to apply.

Student Application