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Career Center Internship Grants



In order to apply for internship grants at the University of Mary Washington, you need to be a degree-seeking student. The basic criteria for applying for an internship grant are the following:

  • The application must be done for an internship taking place during an upcoming semester or summer. You cannot apply based on past internships or an internship you have already started or are currently doing.
  • 12 credit hours must have been completed at UMW prior to the internship grant application.
  • 2.5 GPA at the time of the application.
  • You must have secured an unpaid, low-paid, or stipend-based internship. Internships must consist of a minimum of 126 contact hours to be eligible for the maximum award.
  • A completed Career Services Grant Internship Application through this Scholarship Manager page. 
  • Students applying for the Shedlick grant must follow the instructions included in the grant description with regard to submitting a reference letter or faculty name. 


The following internship grants are currently available to UMW students who meet the above criteria:


SPRING 2024 INTERNSHIPS
These grants are open from October 1 - December 1, 2023

Beyond the Classroom Internship Grants: The Beyond the Classroom Endowment for Student Research and Learning provides grants to students pursuing unpaid or low-paid internships. The committee will review the rate of pay or stipend offered by the internship employer and consider factors such as location, housing, transportation, etc., to determine if a paid internship qualifies as low-paid.
Most awards are between $500 and $1000; higher awards will be considered in some circumstances. These grants are competitively awarded through a selection process administered by the Center for Career and Professional Development. 
Application Open: October 1 - December 1, 2023


Financial Services Internship Grant - $2,300: Students considering a career in finance (banking, wealth management, finance, insurance) qualify for this grant if they have an approved internship related to financial services. Internships outside of Virginia or DC are a priority but are not mandatory. You can use grants for internship expenses and/or stipends. Both credit and non-credit internships are allowed. Two friends and 1998 grads, Mike Cirami and Sean Tuffy, majored and business and went on to have successful careers in finance. They funded this endowment to help students afford to try out careers in major financial centers like NYC. The endowment provides annual support for students. Application Open: October 1 - December 1, 2023


Gail Madden Shedlick '78 Internship Grant - $5,690: Political science and international affairs majors qualify for this grant if they are participating in a UMW-approved internship experience for which they are not paid or receive minimal compensation by the sponsoring internship employer or organization. The grant is intended to help students overcome the expense of taking an internship with an organization outside of UMW or the Fredericksburg area. Students can use the grant for internship expenses or stipends. Both credit and non-credit internships are allowed; internships receiving academic credit must be sponsored by a member of the teaching faculty. Gail Shedlick always remembered the exciting and valuable experience she gained from her internship on Capitol Hill while a student. Ed Shedlick created this internship grant in her memory to help students secure real-world experiences and achieve successful careers like his wife had. The grant is endowed and provides annual support for students.

PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE GRANT, IT REQUIRES THE NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS OF ONE UMW FACULTY MEMBER WHO WILL SERVE AS A REFERENCE OR ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM THE SAME INDIVIDUAL. THIS IS MANDATORY AND MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE GRANT DEADLINE (December 1). Application Open: October 1 - December 1, 2023



Tara C. Corrigall ’82 Internship Grant - $1,560Business, economics, or political science majors
qualify for this grant if they are participating in a UMW-approved internship experience for which they are not paid or receive minimal compensation by the sponsoring internship employer or organization. The grant is intended to help students overcome the expense of taking an internship with an organization outside of Fredericksburg; internships in Richmond or DC are a priority but not required. Students can use the grant for internship expenses or stipends. Both credit and non-credit internships are allowed; internships receiving academic credit must be sponsored by a member of the teaching faculty. Internships during the academic year are preferred. Tara Corrigal, a financial investment executive, got her start by taking an internship in DC while a Mary Wash student. She funded this grant to help students take advantage of similar opportunities. The grant is endowed and provides annual support for students. Application Open: October 1 -  December 1, 2023


To proceed straight to the application, use the button below.  Please note that in order to log in, you will need your NetID provided by the University.  

If you have any questions regarding this internship site, please contact the Career Center at 540-654-5646 or stop by the University Center Suite 206 to speak with our staff.