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Career Corner: Finding the Right Internship & Funding

Hiring season is upon us! Whether you are beginning your search, applying for internships, or secured offers from employers, it is important to know which internship is right for you. This article will help any student navigating the internship application process on helpful tips to securing internships, knowledge on the different types of internships, and funding programs. In addition, students looking for financial assistance this summer for either a PAID or UNPAID internship should heavily consider applying for the School of Communication’s Internship Awards. All School of Communication undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the internship award programs. You do not need to have a secured internship when applying! Deadline to apply is Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9:00am. The Hammerschlag Internship Award is an initiative made possible by the generous donation of  the Hammerschlag family, provides funding to students interning over summer quarter in any market.   The Molotsky Internship Award is an initiative made possible by the generous donation of Barbara Molotsky, provides funding to students to help defray the living expenses associated with interning outside of the Chicagoland area.   The WCLV Internship Award is an initiative made possible by the generous donation of Robert Conrad, provides funding to students interning over summer quarter in any market. While all students are welcome to apply, preference is given for students with internships in the radio industry.   FAQs:
  • Nationwide/International internships: If you are interning outside of the Chicagoland area, you are eligible for all three awards and are welcome to apply to all of them
  • Chicagoland internships: If you are interning in the Chicago area, you are NOT eligible for The Molotsky Internship Award
  • Paid versus unpaid internships: You may apply for these awards for both paid and unpaid internship experiences
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Degree to which the internship will help the students in his or her future career
    • Financial need
    • Academic performance
  • Award amount: Award amount varies for each program. On average student have been awarded up to $2,000-$3,000
  • If you have any questions, feel free to email us at epics@northwestern.edu