School Profile: Northwestern’s Summer Internship Grant Program

(Northwestern – University Career Services) — What if internships in your chosen field are unpaid and you cannot afford to work for free?

The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) was developed in part to answer that question. In 2007, the Associated Student Government, Northwestern Alumni Association, and University Career Services collaborated to develop SIGP to fund stipends for students completing unpaid summer internships. In addition to money, the program provides a structured reflection process designed to help improve students’ career decision making.

In 2011 generous NU alumni donors provided funds for 57 grants of $2500 each for students completing unpaid summer internships.

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