The Pitzer Internship Fund (PIF) is the result of generous gifts from Pitzer Alumni, Parents, and Friends to provide funding for unpaid or very low-paid summer internships. The goal of the Pitzer Internship Fund is to support student engagement in meaningful internship experiences that facilitate career exploration and the development of professional skills and networks.
This program is very competitive and all applications will be assessed according to the criteria outlined on the application. Students who fail to address all components of the application will NOT be considered. Before you begin your PIF application, it is HIGHLY recommended that you visit with a Career Services counselor to discuss the program and ask any questions.
Students do not need to have a specific internship secured in order to apply. Before funds are disbursed, however, a student must show proof that an internship that meets the requirements of the program has been secured.
Students can apply for funding for any summer during their Pitzer career. Graduates are not eligible to receive funding. Due to limited funding, Pitzer students may only receive funding for one summer during their Pitzer career.
The application process included the formation of a budget estimating the amount of funding that will enable a student to complete an otherwise unfunded internship. Students should be as realistic and conservative as possible when creating the budget. Please note that funding through PIF is limited and students often receive an award that is less than the budgeted request. Students are under no obligation to accept PIF funding. Funding will be given for domestic and international internships.
||Event / Deadline
|Tuesday, January 22, 2019
||Application materials available
|Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m. PST
||Award notifications sent out
|Friday, April 26, 2019
||Awardees must show proof of a secured internship by this date to receive funding
Additional Internship Funding Opportunities
David Sadava Endowed Student Internship Fund
Named in honor of Dr. David Sadava, Emeritus Pritzker Professor of Biology at the Keck Science Department, the Sadava Endowed Student Internship Fund supports the engagement of one Pitzer student in a summer internship/research experience. Eligible students must be a current sophomore or junior (i.e. rising junior or senior for fall 2017) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; have demonstrated financial need; have an academic concentration in biology; and have demonstrated a strong career and/or research interest in medicine or a related field focusing on human health. Applications are available on January 22, 2019. For more information, contact Teresa Flores-Roberts at email@example.com.
Thomas Poon Endowed Student Internship Fund
Named in honor of Dr. Thomas Poon, Professor of Chemistry at the Keck Science Department and former Interim President of Pitzer College, the Poon Endowed Student Internship Fund supports the engagement of one Pitzer student in a summer internship/research experience. Eligible students must be a current sophomore or junior (i.e. rising junior or senior for fall 2018) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have an academic concentration in chemistry or biochemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated financial need. Applications are available on January 22, 2019. For more information, contact Teresa Flores-Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Internship Fund
Award preference for the Science Internship Fund will be given to Pitzer students majoring in neuroscience, cognitive science or any of the degree options offered through the Keck Science Department, jointly managed by Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Awards will support student internships in the sciences, which can include placement in a student/faculty science-focused research project in coordination with the proper academic staff. Awards will be given to at least one student annually and be determined by the Office of Career Services. Funding for summer 2018 equals up to $4,000. To apply for funding, students must complete an application and submit a resume. Applications are available January 22, 2019. For more information, contact Teresa Flores Roberts at email@example.com.
For More Information
Contact Teresa Flores Roberts, Associate Director, Career Services