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: 

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 deadline for the semester has passed, applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected. 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 Eligibility: 

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
  • 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:

  • Interning with a UNT department
  • Already receiving grants/funding through another department
  • Past award recipients






In order to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Your internship must meet the internship requirements set by your academic department (internship must qualify for course credit even if you are not enrolled in a course)*
  • You must complete the internship in good standing

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









How to apply:

  1. Submit online application (below) by providing information about the internship you have secured/accepted
  2. Submit personal essay (1-2 paragraphs) as part of the online application describing the following:
      • Your academic and career goals
      • Skills and knowledge that will be gained from the internship that will support those goals
      • Any financial considerations (e.g., out-of-pocket expenses) that are affecting your ability to pursue your internship
  3. Upload current resume to Handshake
      • If you need help uploading, please view this article: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/218692648
  4. 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.)

Application Deadlines:

  • Application for Fall 2022 has not opened up yet, but will be open in August 2022.
  • The deadline for Fall 2022 will be September 12, 2022 11:59pm CT.



Thank you for your interest in the Unpaid Internship Scholarship.

  • Once the application is open for Fall 2022, the application form to be completed will appear here.

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