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Community Service Internships

For the past several years, Union College has received endowed funds to support students interning during the summer at community service non-profit organizations. These internship funding opportunities are open to Union students interested in working full-time interacting with underprivileged clients served by non-profit organizations. Students secure their own internship opportunity and then apply for the funding. For assistance identifying internship opportunities please contact the Becker Career Center at careercenter@union.edu.

Summer 2018 Funding Opportunities

-Class of 1973 35th ReUnion Community Service Intern-$3000, 30 hours/week, any US location

-Roger H. Hull Community Service Intern-$3000, 30 hours/week, Capital District location

-Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mohammad Omar ’94 Memorial Community Service Intern-$2750, 27 hours/week, any US location

 Application Criteria

-Site must be a non-profit organization and internship must be UNPAID

-Student must commit to working full-time (270-300 hours) over 10 weeks during the summer

-Open to current undergraduate students; all things being equal, preference will be given to juniors

-Preference will be given to students securing opportunities in which they will provide direct hands-on community service interacting with clients in an underserved population

Previous Intern Sites

Previously, students have interned at organizations such as: Habitat for Humanity; Bethesda House; Girls, Inc.; Regional Food Bank; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Boys & Girls Clubs; Breakthrough Collaborative in Cambridge, MA; Hospitals; Schenectady Community Action Program; AIDS Action Committee in Boston; Gilda's Club; U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants; New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty; St. Francis House in Boston, MA; Law, Order, & Justice Center; School on Wheels; the Joan Nicole Prince Home; Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Long Island, NY; and more!

Application Details

Key Dates 

  • Information Sessions

           Monday, Feb. 5, 1pm, Becker Career Center

           Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1pm, Becker Career Center

           Monday, March 5, 1pm, Becker Career Center

  • Application deadline: April 9, 2018
  • Interviews held: April 11 -18, 2018
  • Notification of selection: week of April 16, 2018

Additional Funding

Recently, the Becker Career Center learned of an outside funding resource for students: the B.A. Rudolph Foundation

-Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship (deadline 4/11): supports female undergraduate/recent graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including metro DC locations in MD and VA. 

-STEM Scholarship (deadline 4/4): intended for female undergraduate/recent graduate students preparing to enter a profession in the sciences, who are applying to or have secured an unpaid or underpaid summer position (internship, fellowship, research assistantship, etc.) in a related field.

 Contact Rochelle Caruso at the Career Center with any questions carusor@union.edu