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Internship Grants through the CDO

These funds are administered through the Career Development Office, please visit the website for further details; More information about any of these funds can be obtained by visiting the CDO website or emailing igf@vassar.edu

The Tananbaum Family Leadership Program for Work and Development is a unique fellowship opportunity designed to provide internships, mentoring and enriching educational opportunities for Vassar juniors who demonstrate a commitment to professional and personal growth, achievement and success. Fellows are selected in the fall of their junior year, and receive personalized career coaching, mentoring, and internship search guidance over the course of the spring, the duration of their summer internship opportunity, and through senior year. Fellows participate in enriching workshops on topics like: internship search skills, interview preparation, professional conduct, and networking.

Internship Grant Fund (IGF) Provides financial support to Vassar students who are participating in low-pay and unpaid summer internship opportunities. Any current Vassar freshman, sophomore, junior or senior with an unpaid or low-pay internship secured is eligible to apply. Note that IGF money can not be used to assist with fees associated with tuition-based programs or internship placement organizations. Applicants are asked to present a specific proposal for their summer work experience and a budget detailing expenses via an online application. The Internship Grant Fund (IGF) Selection Committee will evaluate student applications on the basis of clarity, relevance of proposed experience to your academic and career goals, and financial need. Application components include: information about your secured internship(s), resume, cover letter, budget, financial aid award letter, and contact information for 2 references. Applications (available in February) will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning mid-March and will continue until funds are depleted. This year, the committee expects to award approximately $60k in grants ranging from approximately $250 to $2500.

Ellen Rudnick ‘72 Internship Fund Provides financial support for two (2) Vassar students to pursue summer opportunities in start-ups/entrepreneurial ventures, preferably in conjunction with a Vassar alumna/us. Awards are $5000. Open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Applicants are asked to present a specific proposal for their entrepreneurial summer experience via an online application Application components include: information about your proposed opportunity, resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references. 

Thompson-Bartlett Fellowships for Women in Science, Mathematics and Computer Science have been created to encourage highly motivated women to pursue summer opportunities that will allow them to build their scientific, mathematic and computer science knowledge and advance their career goals. Supported through a generous gift from Dede Thompson Bartlett ‘65, women are encouraged to seek internships and research positions in corporate, university, or medical fields in which women have been historically under-represented. Applicants should have their internships secured at the time of application. Internships should last for approximately 8 to 12 weeks, and may be paid or unpaid. Sophomore and junior women of US citizenship are eligible to apply. Strong preference will be given to applicants majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics. Preference will be given to applicants majoring in Biochemistry, Biology or Neuroscience. It is strongly recommended that all applicants have taken 1-2 (or more) college courses in mathematics. Applications will be coordinated through the Career Development Office and made available online in the spring. The application will consist of a letter of recommendation (faculty preferred), resume, transcript, information about the proposed internship, and a series of essay questions related to the applicant’s future career plans and goals. Up to five (5) students will be selected for awards of $4000 each.