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Internship Stipend - Summer 2018


The application period to apply for the summer 2018 Internship Stipend is from February 5 to April 9, 2018.

Sigma Tau Delta offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting non- or low-paying internships. The Internship Stipend is a competitive program providing a limited number of stipends of up to $1,500 each.

The internship must involve working for an "organization" while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the internship’s duties must be consistent with the applicant’s level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length. Applicants are responsible for obtaining and providing verification of the internship. Please review the application guidelines for additional information.

Application Guidelines

Step 1

Sigma Tau Delta uses the AwardSpring platform for the application process. The AwardSpring link will be posted here on February 5.

Register for an account with your email address and a password.

Step 2

Complete the questionnaire, including contact and academic information, to determine if you are eligible to appy for the Internship Stipend.

Step 3

Request two letters of recommendation via the AwardSpring application.

  • Request the letters through the AwardSpring application.
  • Although the application is due by November 6, recommendation letters are due no later than November 13.
  • At least one recommendation letter must be from a college faculty member.

Step 4

1. Complete all question fields about the internship.

2. Answer Personal Statement Essay Questions (up to 200 words each)

  • Describe your participation in, and contribution to, Sigma Tau Delta.
  • Describe your internship organization and internship position, including roles and responsibilities.
  • Detail how the internship will help you grow intellectually and professionally.
  • Explain how the funding support will be beneficial to you. To help the committee determine need, applicants will want to address why their financial situation warrants support.

3. Upload Required Materials

  • Resume
  • Internship Verification - The internship organization's letter stating you have been awarded the internship.
  • Budget - Itemize the funds and expenses associated with the internship, such as salary, grants, housing, transportation, etc.

    Sample Internship Budgets
    Sample A
    Sample B
    Sample C

    How to Develop a Budget
    The Foundation Center
    UNC Writing Center

Application Deadline and Notification

The application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT). Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to

Following the internship, stipend recipients are required to submit an article (400-600 words) for WORDY by Nature, the official Society blog, sharing such things as how the internship contributed to their professional growth or field of study; its impact on their future career plans; and the importance of the funding to the internship experience. The blog and accompanying images are due by May 31, 2018.

WORDY by Nature suggested Blog Guidelines

Past Recipients

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