Monetary Awards Generate Student Internship Prospects

George T. Taft

Keithina Montgomery ’21 fulfilling an internship dream to operate for the National Soccer League (NFL) Network. [The image was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect current public health guidelines.]

Connecting educational expertise with industry experiences, internships generally help students’ results in the course of their expert growth journeys. From hosting options to network, sharpen expert abilities, achieve resume developing proficiencies and more, internships usually make a foundation of priceless activities. Even so, some learners facial area obstacles when navigating internship possibilities. Generally these boundaries encompass finances and geographic places.

“Many of the ‘cookie cutter’ internships out there do not healthy a student’s passions possibly in scope or area,” shares Karen McGee, S.I. Newhouse Faculty of General public Communications assistant dean of student good results and Clements Internship Award Committee member. “Awards such as the Clements Award give learners the possibility to create their very own working experience, doing the job in fields and with industry leaders about the planet, and to not restrict themselves to the internship postings ‘on the wall,’ so to speak.”

From supporting costs affiliated with internship-associated travel, lodging, living fees, internship credit rating needs and required products, the Occupation Services group and cross-campus partners function to support college students in achieving their internship targets by fiscal award prospects. Award highlights contain the Clements Internship Award and the Internship Funding Award.

“My expertise from receiving the Clements Award authorized me to embark on an possibility I hardly ever assumed would be financially economical. Internships and their affordability are scary. Applying, interviewing, budgeting foods and travel expenses, and housing if necessary, specifically for 1st-generation Black, Indigenous and People of Shade (BIPOC) students who have extenuating monetary conditions can be tough,”  shared Davian Thomas ’22. “This perceived intangibility is untrue with the enable of claimed scholarships and possibilities. There are means on campus that are easily available, these kinds of as the Clements Award, that support learners in their desired interests. My time with Broadway Dreams about the summer time was truly unforgettable and something I observed not probable for yrs.”

Ordinarily, awards are made available on an yearly basis. With approaching software deadlines, students are inspired to understand far more and apply. Moreover, the Career Solutions workforce and campus companions are obtainable to help learners if they have concerns, would like resume guidance, apply interviewing, direction locating internships and much more.

“The Clements Internship Award is exceptionally important. As a minimal-earnings pupil, I deeply appreciated the opportunity to pursue my aspiration internship and not have to fear about economic barriers. I utilized to LA’s Writopia Lab as a summer season filmmaking mentor. Writopia Lab is an award-profitable non-financial gain that operates the country’s ideal creative creating workshops for young ones ages 6 to 18. Simply because of this internship, I experienced the distinctive option to start out a modest filmmaking method at LA’s Writopia Lab,” shared Justine Hastings ’21. “I would not have been ready to do this usually thanks to fiscal issues surrounding housing and transportation. I hope that other people know that they really don’t have to sacrifice their goals and plans due to financial barriers, but they can find out assist and apply to amazing means like the Clements Internship Awards. If you are a junior, senior or masters student and you have your eye on a unique internship, undoubtedly examine out the Clements Internship Award.”

Clements Internship Awards
The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards are supposed to allow Syracuse College pupils to undertake one of a kind internships that they have made on their own initiative and that would not be possible to undertake without fiscal aid. With numerous awards manufactured each individual spring semester, Clements Awards ordinarily vary from $1,500 to $6,000.

“I was really in a position wherever I was not heading to be in a position to choose my desire internship because of to monetary hardships, but Vocation Solutions and Syracuse College designed it probable for me through the Internship Funding Award!,” shared Keithina Montgomery ’21. “Being awarded this great option allowed me to not get worried about my financials and gave me flexibility to fulfill my aspiration to get the job done for the National Football League (NFL) Community!”

Internship Funding Award
This award was set up to support funding in the form of conference value of credit rating for college students when necessary by a business, and/or to present assistance for living charges affiliated with summer time internships. Apps are reviewed on a bi-weekly foundation for qualifying summer internships and award quantities could differ.

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