Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship

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The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships with non-profit organizations and government agencies.  The Bright Futures application for summer 2016 unpaid internships is now open!

Eligible Candidates

All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an internship for summer 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors graduating in December 2016 and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the summer and completed by Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

To Apply:

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 25 at 5 p.m.



If not addressed on the above website, contact:

Erica Ely

Program Director, Internships

University Career Center & The President's Promise or 301.314.0362