Unpaid Internship Scholarship

The UNT Career Center is offering scholarships in the form of stipends for current students participating in unpaid internships. The intention of the scholarship is to encourage and support experiential learning opportunities that help students prepare for their careers.   

Scholarship Details: 

Selected recipients will receive a scholarship in the form of a stipend of up to $500.00. The number of awards and dollar amounts will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. Within a few weeks after the application deadline for the semester has passed, applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected. This is a competitive scholarship, and the entirety of the application will be factored into the selection process. Typically, selected recipients will receive funding in one disbursement towards the end of the semester once completion of the majority of internship hours can be verified.

Scholarship Deadlines:

Summer 2024 (for students working in an unpaid internship during the Summer 2024 semester)

    • Opens: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 4:59PM CT
    • Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2024 at 4:59PM CT

Fall 2024 (for students working in an unpaid internship during Fall 2024 semester)

    • Opens: Monday, August 12, 2024 at 4:59PM CT
    • Deadline: Monday, September 9, 2024 at 4:59PM CT

Spring 2025 (for students working in an unpaid internship during Spring 2025 semester)

    • Opens: Monday, December 2, 2024 at 4:59PM CT
    • Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2025 at 4:59PM CT

Scholarship Eligibility and Application Process: 

Applicant Criteria: Internship Criteria: Application Process:
To apply, students must:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at UNT Denton (includes UNT Frisco as well)
  • Have completed 30+ UNT credit hours for undergraduate students OR 9+ UNT credit hours for graduate students (including transfer credit)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • International students must have work authorization for the internship to be eligible*

*Work authorization for the internship must be retained from the International Student and Scholar Services office or USCIS to be eligible. Please see the following site for more information: https://international.unt.edu/content/f-1-curricular-practical-training

Please note that this program is not open to students who are:

  • Past award recipients
In order to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Your internship must be related to your degree
  • You must complete the internship in good standing

Please note that this program is not open to students who are:

  • Interning with a UNT department
How to apply:

  1. Report the internship in the “Experiences” section of Handshake
      • If you need help reporting the internship in Handshake, please view this article: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021199693-Request-an-Experience-as-a-Student-
      • For “Experience Type” you will either select your department or “not for credit” (If you do not see your degree department listed, please select your college and “not for credit”, even if you are enrolling in a course for credit.)
  2. Submit online application (below) by providing information about the internship you have secured/accepted


Thank you for your interest in the Unpaid Internship Scholarship. The application for Summer 2024 is now closed.

Please feel free to email Sarah Spath (sarah.spath@unt.edu) with any questions.