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Innovation + Entrepreneurship Internship Grant

Through the generosity of a Davidson alumnus, the Innovation + Entrepreneurship Internship Grant supports students pursuing unpaid or low-paying internships with organizations of an entrepreneurial mindset. Opportunities with for-profit startups and innovative companies will be given priority. Grants are available in the amount of up to $5,000.

Eligibility

You and your chosen internship must meet the same requirements listed for the Career Development Summer Internship Grant. Graduating seniors are able to apply, in addition to students who plan on being registered in courses in Fall 2018.

How to Apply

To apply for a Davidson College Innovation + Entrepreneurship Internship Grant, first identify and apply for an internship that meets the requirements referenced above. The Center for Career Development can help guide you through an internship search. Once you are offered the internship or are in the interview process, you may apply for the grant.

The application process includes submitting a common application, your résumé, a prospective budget, and a description of the internship. Prior to submitting your application, you may wish to have a career adviser review your application materials during walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) to make sure that they are in the best possible shape.

Grant Timeline

Two information sessions will be offered during Common Hour (11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.).

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 - register (login required)
  • Thursday, March 15 - register (login required)

Application deadlines and award notifications/distributions are scheduled as follows.

  • March 1 - Applications available
  • April 1 - Applications due
  • April 20 - Award recipients notified
  • Mid May - Awards distributed

Expectations of Grant Recipients

If selected for a grant, recipients agree to:

  • Submit a Grant Acceptance Form prior to the receipt of funds.
  • Refund Davidson College for funds not used for specified experiences or in excess of the prospective budget (the Center for Career Development staff retains the authority to determine the sum of such a reimbursement).
  • Secure a performance evaluation from internship site supervisor.
  • Complete a written survey at the completion of the internship.
  • Write thank you letters to assigned donors, sharing the impact of the experience.

Acceptance of an Innovation + Entrepreneurship Internship Grant is, in turn, acceptance of the Davidson Honor Code. If any infractions are suspected, the student risks forfeiture of part or all of the award, and Honor Code charges.