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Gerald and Ivy Mull Internship Grant

Established by Colette Mull and Michael Dreyer, parents of Alex Mull-Dreyer ‘18, the Gerald and Ivy Mull Internship Grant supports students wishing to participate in unpaid or low-paying internships focused on progressive causes. Created in loving memory of Alex's grandparents, the Grant commemorates their dedication to social justice and underserved populations worldwide. Grants are available in amounts up to $3,000.


You and your chosen internship must meet the same requirements listed for the Career Development Summer Internship Grant. Internships that support progressive causes and public policy, social justice, aid to developing countries or helping professions focused on underserved populations are relevant experiences for this grant.

How to Apply

To apply for a Gerald and Ivy Mull 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.


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


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 a Gerald and Ivy Mull 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.