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Frank Matthews II ‘49 Center for Career Development Summer Internship Grant

The Matthews Center Summer Internship Grant assists students with cost-of-living expenses while they participate in unpaid or low-paying summer internships. Grants are available in $1,000 -$6,000 amounts.

To be considered for any of the individual named grants below, students and internships must meet the same requirements listed for the Matthews Center for Career Development Summer Internship Grant along with any additional requirements for that particular grant. 

Anne Stanback ’81 and Charlotte Kinlock Internship for Non-profit Leadership

Established by Anne Stanback, Class of 1981, and her wife, Charlotte Kinlock, this internship provides assistance for students, preferably from historically underrepresented populations, who have demonstrated financial need and are pursuing an internship with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.

Bill Boyd Entrepreneurial Internship Grant

The Bill Boyd Entrepreneurial Internship Grant supports students pursuing internships with organizations of an entrepreneurial mindset, in particular, opportunities in business, sales or leadership with small- to medium-sized companies. 

The internship must be completed with a small- to medium-sized entrepreneurial organization, specifically in the realms of business, sales or leadership.

Boswell Family Experiential Learning Grant

The Boswell Family Experiential Learning Grant supports outstanding students in the pursuit of hands-on experiences that will contribute to their overall professional development and understanding of the corporate / business world. Award recipients may pursue developmental experiences such as professional internships or high-impact certification programs that deliver tangible career development through leaders in the field.

The internship should be focused in fields such as investment banking, investment management, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship, management consulting, accounting, corporate finance and / or operations, or another similarly tangible business application. High-impact certification programs that deliver tangible career development through leaders in the field are also eligible.

Boyd Family Internship Grant

Established by Maurya MacNeil Boyd, Class of 1987, and Bob Boyd, Class of 1988, the Boyd Family Internship Grant assists students who are participating in unpaid or low-paying internships with a focus on education, public service or civic engagement.

Dr. Randy Nelson Summer Internship Grant

The Dr. Randy Nelson Summer Internship Grant was established by former students and friends of Dr. Randy Nelson to honor his significant contributions to the College, the internship fund supports Davidson students pursuing summer internships in the visual, literary and performing arts. 

Gerald Lee Wilson '58 and Virginia S. Wilson Internship Fund Grant

The Gerald Lee Wilson '58 and Virginia S. Wilson Internship Fund Grant supports students exhibiting financial need in their pursuit of internships that are consistent with their career interests. Priority is given to students demonstrating financial need.

Ginny Newell '78 Arts Fund

The Ginny Newell ‘78 Arts Fund enables students to broaden their horizons—both physically and intellectually—through summer internships in the study of and/or support of the visual arts, beyond the scope of North Carolina or their hometown.  

Hall Family Internship Grants

The Hall Family Internship Grants assist students who are participating in unpaid or low-paying internships with organizations of entrepreneurial mindsets or those that are focused on community and social service.  

Hasty/Smith Internship Grant

Established by Andrew Smith, Class of 1980, and Lisa Hasty, Class of 1981, this grant provides assistance for students pursuing internships or fellowships through the Matthews Center for Career Development.

Janet Burt Anderson First-generation Internship Fund

Established by Joseph and Nancy Craven, in memory of Nancy’s immigrant grandmother, and in recognition of the challenges that first-generation students face, this fund provides assistance for students who seek summer internships and are the first members of their families to attend a four-year college or university.

Juliana Tazewell Porter Memorial Internship Fund

The Juliana Tazewell Porter Memorial Internship Fund assists outstanding Davidson students, with priority given to student-athletes, pursuing summer internships in the medical or another healthcare-related field.

Layendecker Family Internship Fund

Established in honor of Katherine Layendecker, Class of 2015, the first graduate of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and recipient of the Sally G. McMillen Prize for her honors thesis, to honor and advance her passion for public service, social justice and human and civil rights, this fund provides financial assistance to students who are participating in unpaid or low-paying internships related to gender and sexuality issues or to help fund summer research in gender and sexuality issues.

Locke White Jr. Internship Fund

Established anonymously in memory of Professor Locke White Jr., Class of 1939, for student internships with a preference for students pursuing careers in science, technology, medicine or public service. 

MacDonald Family Internship Grant

The MacDonald Family Internship Grant supports students pursuing summer internships that are consistent with their career interests.

Summer research experiences do not qualify.

Morehead Family Internship Grant

Established by Cindy and Richard ‘Dick’ H. Morehead, Class of 1956, this fund supports high-impact summer internships in a broad scope of industries. 

Pioneer Internship Fund

This fund was established by women from the Class of 1977 (the first four-year class that included women at Davidson), and it was created in 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Davidson.

This fund provides assistance for students with financial need who engage in internships, with a preference for those who seek internships in non-profit or governmental organizations.

Tom Anstrom Internship Fund 

The Tom Anstrom Internship Fund Grant supports students pursuing internships in progressive public policy, politics, or social justice.

The internships must also meet the following requirements.

  • Internships should be with government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), political offices or campaigns for candidates whose work and missions reflect progressive public policy and social justice.
  • Work performed must be high quality with clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and supervised by a professional who provides regular feedback.
  • The work should offer students the ability to complete 300 hours during the summer prior to the start of the next academic term.
  • A cover letter needs to be submitted with application

Wildcats in Clarkston

Established by Ellen Ott Marshall and Tommie Marshall, both Class of 1991 alumni, this fund is in support of students who have secured a summer internship with the nonprofit organization New American Pathways.