Summer Internship Award

What is the Summer Internship Award?

The Summer Internship Award supports eligible undergraduate USD students participating in meaningful summer internships, undergraduate research, or career-related community service. 

The award is not a replacement for wages, but rather is intended to offset living, transportation or other expenses associated with participating in a summer internship.  Students granted this award are eligible to receive up to $3000 that will be dispersed in three payments.

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Application Process

Step 1:  Start Your Application

Applications Open:

January 28th , 2019

Step 2:  Submit Application & Internship Verification

Submission Deadline:

March 31st, 2019

Step 3: Wait for Selection Results

Selection Process:

Applications will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee made up of Career Development Center staff members. Chosen applicants will be invited to interview in early April. After the interviews, final decisions will be announced in mid-to-late-April.

For questions regarding the selection process please contact Maya Sykes at

Internship Eligibility

Eligible internships must:

Ineligible internships include:

  • Internships that require students to pay to participate
  • Internships that require students to receive academic credit in order to have the internship*
  • Internships that are virtual/remote
  • Internships unaligned with USD's mission & values

*Students may choose to volunteer to receive academic credit as long as it is not required by internship provider

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, you must:

  • Have an internship secured at the time you submit your application. Verification from the internship provider prior to and at the conclusion of the internship will be required.
  • Be a full-time University of San Diego undergraduate student who is neither incoming freshmen nor outgoing senior and who will be enrolled full-time at the University of San Diego (or in a USD study abroad program) in the fall following the summer internship.
  • Not be on academic or disciplinary probation.
  • If you are an international student you must apply for Curricular Practical Training(CPT)

What is required of students who receive this award?

  • Summer Internship Award orientation in May 2019
  • End of summer reception in September 2019
  • Inform the USD Career Development Center immediately of any changes to the internship information included on the application
  • Submit photos/videos of internship throughout the summer
  • Have supervisor complete internship confirmation form
  • Complete end of summer survey
  • Submit reflective statement at end of summer


  • Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation
  • USD Parent Fund
  • USD Career Development Center

For More Information:

For more information about this award please contact Maya Sykes at or 619-260-4654.