Looking to explore career opportunities and develop professional skills? Find an unpaid internship and apply to participate in the Inclusive Internship Project! Student participants can be paid up to a $2,500 stipend for participation in the Inclusive Internship Project when interning at a partnered organization. The full $2,500 stipend is granted for 150 (or more) hours of internship work in one semester, but the stipend may also be paid out at a prorated amount anywhere between 50-149 hours. Students are eligible to receive the stipend for one semester.
Students can receive the stipend if both Student AND Organization are approved for participation, and student has secured an eligible internship through the organization. Please see sections Student Eligibility Requirements, Organization Requirements, and Internship Eligibility for specifics.
Please see the Edgewood College Internship Definition for more information on how an internship is defined and approved at Edgewood College.
Students may already have an internship arranged OR obtain assistance finding an internship through the Inclusive Internship Project Coordinator in Career Development. Available internships from already partnered organizations can be found on Handshake by using the "Inclusive Internship Project Partner" filter on the Job search function.
Stipends are offered on a rolling, first-come, first-served, basis. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as an internship opportunity is identified and/or as soon as there is interested in participating in the program and finding an internship. The stipend is guaranteed when the Contract between the Student and their internship Organization has been completed, submitted and fully approved. The Inclusive Internship Project can support 40 students total within one academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). Students who have an unpaid internship are encouraged to apply. Students who are looking for an internship in Dane County are encouraged to apply.
The community needs a strong workforce—beyond quantity of workers, our economy will benefit from the contributions of quality employees. This includes not only technical skills, but also excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability for self-management. These “soft skills” can be learned on-the-job, but students who learn these early will be able to contribute to their companies faster and more efficiently. By participating in the Inclusive Internship Project, students are gaining valuable experience, a stipend appropriated to the number of hours worked, and aiding in the growth of greater Madison area small/medium, government, and not-for-profit businesses.
Enriched learning experiences - such as internships - play a critical role in students’ personal and professional development, but unpaid internships may also create financial barriers for students. We believe that internship experiences and experience should be equally accessible to all students. Thanks to the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation's gift to Edgewood College, we are able to provide stipends to undergraduate students through the Inclusive Internship Project. This program this program supports students while participating in an internship with an organization that would otherwise by unpaid.
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