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The Internship Plus program was established to support DePaul University students participating in unpaid internships that demonstrate financial need. This program awards up to $2500 in financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students working in a quarter-long unpaid internship.
All awards are issued as scholarships to the student's tuition account. They are treated as financial aid. Please speak with Student Accounts to confirm what impact this will have on your tuition account and how money will be disbursed if there are no current tuition charges.
To be considered for Internship Plus for the upcoming quarter, students must submit their application no later than the deadline stated below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with scholarships being awarded up to the end of the application process (or until all funds are awarded).
The program application is hosted on
DePaul Scholarship Connect.
In order to be eligible for this award, the following requirements must be met:
The application will include questions regarding your unpaid internship opportunity – or the
internship you are considering. You will be asked to include detailed information of your
internship from the start and end dates, your anticipated responsibilities, and how many hours
you will be working at your internship.
There are 5 essay questions that will ask you to discuss how you have prepared for this
internship, what you hope to do and learn at your internship, and how this experience will aid
towards your personal, academic, and career goals.
Lastly, the application includes a series of questions related to your finances and budget.
Specifically, you will be asked to share a detailed description of how you intend to use the
award. We will also ask for you to include a breakdown of costs associated with working at your
unpaid internship. Award amounts vary from $500-$2500 based on the budget you provide.
These are some of the most important pieces of your application. Your reflective and
professional response is encouraged. Be sure to provide details and examples.
At the conclusion of your internship, award recipients must submit a blog post reflecting on their
experience (prompts to be provided by the Career Center) and provide 2-3 photos of
themselves “in-action” at their summer internship. These blog posts and photos will be used by
The Career Center for marketing of Internship Plus.
The application is posted on the DePaul Scholarship Connect portal. Search for “Internship Plus” within the portal and apply directly.
As of September 2020, students that have received Internship Plus funding in the past will not be eligible to receive funding again
For questions, you can reach out to the Employer Engagement team at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 312.362.5201