The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Internship Funding Awards

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) has implemented an exciting and convenient new system, Academic Works, which automatically matches you with the financial awards (such as internship funding, academic scholarships, and study abroad funding) you’re eligible for. These include scholarships offered through SBS, Commonwealth Honors College, CICS, the Alumni Association, financial aid, and your major department. By spring 2019, all scholarships offered at UMass will be in the Academic Works Platform.

Simply enroll in Academic Works, fill out the general scholarship application and the application for your college, and watch as all the scholarships you’re qualified for are populated on your screen.

Enrollment in Academic Works starts now, and SBS and scholarships from your major department will be open on February 5th. Enroll now, then check in later to see what you’ve been matched with.

How to enroll and apply

  1. Go to the Academic Works webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.
  2. Complete the General Application. Once you do this, you’ll see all the scholarships you qualify for. Once you do this, you’ll see any supplemental applications for your major(s).  Completing the supplemental applications will qualify you for additional scholarships.
  3. Click on a scholarship link and upload supplementary documents (resumes, letters from faculty, etc., depending on the award)
  4. Submit your application and see your dashboard, which shows you the status of any pending and submitted applications.

If you have questions, please email us at acadworks@umass.edu.

ENROLL IN ACADEMIC WORKS


Funding through the UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Other funding sources are available through the university, the alumni association, and your major department.

“Early Decision” SBS Internship Scholarship Funding

Funded by multiple donors, this award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall ’19 semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 

Please note, the Early Decision round is for students with confirmed internships offers only. Early Decision Funding will close on March 3rd. Students who are awaiting formal confirmation of internships can apply for funding in the General round of Internship Scholarship Funding which immediately follows the Early Decision round.

Deadline: March 3, 2019

Notification: The week of March 18, 2019


General SBS Internship Scholarship Funding

Funded by multiple donors, this award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall ’19 semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Students can apply for funding in this round regardless of whether they have received confirmation of acceptance to their internship.  Students who are awaiting formal confirmation of internships at the time of application must show documentation of their offers prior to dispersal of an award.   Please note, if you applied to Early Decision Internship Funding for the summer or fall ’19 semester, you cannot reapply unless there has been a drastic change in your financial need or you will be pursuing a different internship opportunity than originally planned. 

Deadline: April 22, 2019

Notification: The week of May 1, 2019


Connor Internship Award

Funded by Paula J. and James Meyer, this award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer or fall semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. Preference will be given to students with financial need as determined by the financial aid office. Preference will be given to students with confirmed offers from employers but students who are awaiting formal confirmation may still apply. All internships must be confirmed to receive the award.

Eligibility: Seniors graduating in Spring 2019 are not eligible to apply, and you must have 45 residential credits.

Deadline: April 22, 2019

Notification: The week of May 1, 2019


Christopher C. Gardner Internship Award 

This scholarship was funded by SBS alum Christopher C. Gardner and supports SBS students who are conducting an internship abroad or with an international company with offices in major US cities or conducting an internship in the technology or E-commerce industries. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or better to apply.   Preference will be given to students with financial need as determined by the financial aid office. Preference will be given to students with confirmed offers from employers but students who are awaiting formal confirmation may still apply. All internships must be confirmed to receive the award.

Eligibility: Seniors graduating in Spring 2019 are not eligible to apply. Over a 3.0 GPA required.

Deadline: April 22, 2019

Notification: The week of May 1, 2019