Sam '75 and Meg Woodside Endowed Fund for Career Exploration
Purpose: Sam ’75 and Meg Woodside established this fund in 2008 to support students pursuing unpaid internships or other workplace experiences with domestic government or non-profit organizations. Preference should be given to students with financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services.
Sam and Meg Woodside established this fund based on their desire to build a link between young adults in college and real-life work experiences. It is the donors’ hope that students with financial need who have access to these internships and career exploration opportunities will deepen their awareness of career possibilities. This support is intended to create an expanded set of post-graduate choices for students for whom such opportunities would otherwise not have been available. The fund has the potential to support up to five internships per year.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 5:00 pm.
- Seniors are not eligible
- Applicants must have already accepted an internship and must be receiving financial aid to be eligible.
- Students will be selected based on financial need and how the internship relates to their career goals.
Students must first apply (in the fall or winter term) to the organizations sponsoring the service internship. This process needs to start early since these programs can fill up, have long lead times, or an extensive application process.
Please apply through the Tunnel. Application information will appear in the Tunnel as a job, listed under Carleton Career Center as the employer and 2013 Sam and Meg Woodside Endowed Fund for Career Exploration Application as the position title. **Remember, the required documents must be uploaded in the document area of your "Tunnel" account before you will be able to apply.
Application Checklist: (See link in the Related Documents section on the top right corner of this web page to download the 2012-2013 Funded Internship Common Application.)
- Internship Funding Application Form
- Personal Statement of no more than 2 pages
- Current Resume
- Budget Proposal Worksheet
- Unofficial Transcript
- Faculty Recommendation Form. (DO NOT UPLOAD INTO THE TUNNEL). Hard copy of the form must be received in the Career Center by Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
- A copy of the Confirmation Letter of your internship from the organization
Note: It is your responsibility to ask a faculty member to fill out the recommendation form. Please give the recommender a copy of your application materials and provide them with 30 days notice. If the recommender is not able to meet the deadline, please ask someone else. It is your responsibility to see that the recommendation form is received by the deadline.
**Student must be receiving financial aid to be eligible. By applying, student is allowing us to verify his/her financial need status with Carleton’s Student Financial Services office. Student will be paid a summer stipend of up to $5000. Award amount will be at the discretion of the selection committee. The grant will be paid in two installments. Half will be paid at the beginning of the internship and the balance will be paid at completion of the Bring Back Session during the Fall term.**
Contact: Brian Murphy in the Career Center with questions at x4446 or email@example.com.