SPU Career Center

Center for Career and Calling

SERVE Internship Grant

The SPU Center for Career and Calling, together with the SERVE grant, funds service/non-profit, unpaid internships during Winter, Spring and Summer quarters.  Students receive an award of $1000.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain relevant job experience and skills, explore career and vocational interests and begin to develop a network within the non-profit sector.

Stories from previous SERVE grant recipients

** Student is responsible for any applicable Federal income tax**

Eligibility for the SERVE Internship Fund

  • Junior or Senior
  • Good standing with the university
  • Internship must be unpaid with a non-profit 501(c)3 organization or government agency
  • Internship must be off campus and not student teaching.
  • Must work at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Students are eligible to apply for the scholarship without regard to financial need

Application Process

  • Print application below..
  • Talk with your potential internship employer and define the expected responsibilities for your position.  It is your responsibility to give the internship employer the “Employer Information Sheet,” which outlines his/her responsibilities for the program.
  • Complete all sections of the application.  Be as specific as possible.  It is strongly suggested that you make an appointment with a career counselor to review your resume before you submit your application.
  • Submit your application (signed by your supervisor), including resume and transcript (unofficial), to the Center for Career and Calling; 2nd Floor SUB by the deadline listed below.

*Click Here for Application Form*

Winter 2016 Application Deadline :
5pm, Monday, November 30

Spring 2016 Application Deadline:
5pm, Monday, March 7

Summer 2016 Application Deadline:
5pm, Tuesday, May 31

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