Unpaid Internship Scholarship

The UNT Career Center is offering scholarships in the form of stipends for undergraduate 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.   


Recipients will receive scholarships in the form of a stipend of up to $750.00. The number of awards and dollar amounts will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. 

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

  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate at UNT
  • Have completed 30+ UNT credit hours
  • Be in an internship that qualifies for course credit
  • Be registered on Handshake
  • 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 note that this program is not open to students who are:

  • Interning internationally
  • Already receiving grants/funding through another department
  • Past Award recipients
  • Graduate level students
In order to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • You must complete the internship in good standing
  • Your internship must meet the internship requirements set by your academic department*

* To see your department’s requirements, select your college on this page and click on the internships link.

How to apply:

  • Submit online application (below)
  • Provide information about the internship you are most likely to secure if you have not already secured (accepted) an internship position
  • Upload current resume to Handshake
  • Report the internship in the “Experiences” section of Handshake
  • Submit personal essay
    • Essay should be about 500 words describing your academic and career goals and how this internship fits into those goals
    • Be sure to include your interest in this specific internship as well as make your case for any financial considerations (e.g., out-of-pocket expenses) that are affecting your ability to pursue your internship

Application deadlines:

  • Fall 2021: September 13, 2021, 11:59pm CT
  • Spring 2022: February 5, 2022 11:59pm CT


Disbursement of Funds:

Selected recipients will receive funding in two equal disbursements: half upon selection and the other half at the end of the semester.  

Post-Internship Letter: 

Prior to receiving the second half of the scholarship disbursement, recipients will be required to submit a letter describing what you learned from your internship and how this internship will help advance your career goals. You will also be required to write a one-page (12 point text, 1” margins, double-spaced) description of your internship and your internship site to be shared with students. 


Thank you for your interest in the Unpaid Internship Scholarship. The application period for the Fall installment of the Scholarship is now closed. Please email Sarah Spath (sarah.spath@unt.edu) if you have any questions.

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