Established in memory of Tom Anstrom '04, the Tom Anstrom Internship Fund has been endowed by Tom's classmates, friends, and family to honor and advance his passion for public service, social justice, and human and civil rights. Through his life and work in Washington, D.C. and the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Tom gained an appreciation for how progressive efforts in politics could make a positive difference. The grant, provided through the Center for Career Development, has three $5,000 grants available each summer for students interested in progressive public policy, politics, or social justice.
Students and internships must meet the requirements listed for the Career Development Summer Internship Grant. The internships must also meet the following requirements.
To apply for a Tom Anstrom Internship Fund 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.
Two information sessions will be offered during Common Hour (11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.).
Application deadlines and award notifications/distributions are scheduled as follows.
If selected for a grant, recipients agree to:
Acceptance of a Tom Anstrom Internship Fund Grant is, in turn, acceptance of the Davidson Honor Code. If any infractions are suspected, students risk forfeiture of part or all of the award and Honor Code charges.