Interested in gaining more experience but concerned about taking an unpaid opportunity?
The Flames Internship Grant was created to support students who want to take advantage of unpaid internship and/or pre-professional experiences, but need to earn money to offset expenses. The grant provides a stipend ( equal to approximately $16.00/hour) for your internship over the course of one academic semester or the summer. After approval, students will be notified of the amount of the award, based on the hours required for the internship.
Ideally, students should have already secured a position - but if not, that is ok! Students are encouraged to still apply and their application will be evaluated for funding once a position is official. If you need help securing an internship, contact UIC Career Services. Their contact information is listed here: https://careerservices.uic.edu/about-us/hours/contact-us/
Also consider asking about any internship support in your home college! For LAS students, consider resources available through LAS Career Development and Internships: https://career.las.uic.edu/internship-program/
The Flames Internship Grant does require students to participate in a monthly internship support seminar. This requirement can be waived for students who are participating in another internship course at UIC, such as LAS 289 for LAS students.
For more information, visit go.uic.edu/FIG