How to Apply
Applications and all required forms must be submitted by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered. The 2014 deadline has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.
To apply in future years:
- Complete the Application Form.
- If you do not receive a pop-up confirmation message after submitting your Application Form, please contact Career Services (315-228-7380) to confirm whether the application was received.
- You can view a PDF of the application here, but must complete the Google Form for your application to be considered.
- Submit the following materials via the naviGATE posting. You will not be able to apply through naviGATE until your resume has been certified by Career Services.
- Budget Proposal: Please download form and fill it out locally, as calculations will be figured automatically. After you've completed the budget sheet, SAVE IT AS A PDF. Upload it to the 'My Documents' tab in naviGATE with a document type of 'Other Documents.'
- Essay Responses: Once completed, upload the file to the 'My Documents' tab in navigate with a document type of 'Cover Letters'.
- Resume : Resumes must be certified by Career Services during the 2013-2014 academic year.
- After uploading all documents to 'My Documents', go back to the position listing. Click the 'Apply' button and submit your application materials. Application materials must be submitted through the posting for your application to be considered.
Career Services will compile all paperwork, remove student names and ID numbers, and distribute to members of the selection committee.
The Summer Funding Selection Committee is comprised of faculty and staff. The committee members will review applications against a rubric (see attached). Every application will be reviewed by three separate readers. Scores will be aggregated and candidates ranked accordingly. Funding will be disbursed to the highest ranked eligible candidates, and is not available to all applicants.
The Committee will evaluate applications on the following criteria:
- Strength of application (evidence of time spent, compelling rationale, well-written).
- Clarity of learning objectives (was applicant able to clearly define potential takeaways from the internship?).
- Persuasive articulation of how THIS internship (as compared with other experiences) allows applicant to accomplish proposed learning objectives.
- Based on whether the student indicated the experience was exploratory in nature or purposeful with regard to his/her career goals, the internship will allow the applicant to explore a potential area of interest AND/OR demonstrates a clear relevance to applicant’s future goals.
- Proposed budget was an accurate representation of costs associated with internship, and did not project inflated expenses.
- The student provided compelling rationale as to why this experience is critical to his/her career development as compared with a similar experience that is more convenient or with fewer associated expenses (closer to home, in a paid position, etc.)?
- For international internships, evidence of research and/or understanding of cultural dynamics, and the maturity to be able to successfully navigate a new culture.
Students should expect to hear determinations on funding from Career Services by Friday, April 11, 2014
If an applicant is offered and accepts an internship other
than that proposed in his/her application:
- The student must resubmit his/her proposal to demonstrate how the new internship is comparable in value and its ability to satisfy the projected goals of the original experience.
- Students should consult with Shauna Hirshfield in Career Services (firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-228-7380) immediately when an employer makes an offer and before the student accepts it.
- Career Services reserves the right to retract funding offers if the final internship does not accomplish similar goals to those outlined on the original proposal.