Academic Semester Internship Experience

The Academic Semester Internship Experience is offered through the Knowlton Center for Career Exploration and provides students an opportunity to explore career fields and apply academic coursework to the workplace while gaining valuable professional experience and developing career readiness skills in a structured learning environment. 

STIPEND SUPPORT

Academic semester internship stipend support lowers the barrier to engagement in high-impact academic year internships by providing the opportunity for middle and low-income students to access funds. Both Fall and Spring Internship Stipends are $1,000*  and will be disbursed to the awarded student’s direct deposit bank account.  All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to take part. 1st year students may be accepted on a case by case basis; please email Kati Bear, beark@denison.edu, if you are a 1st year student who is interested in participating.   *Employer partnership stipends may be different. Please see Handshake posting for the stipend amount.

Requirements to receive a stipend:

  • Secure an unpaid Internship
  • Ensure the employer is an off-campus entity unaffiliated with Denison
  • Complete and submit an online registration prior to the deadline
  • Intern a minimum of 100 hours over the course of the semester
  • Submit an employer verification letter with all the necessary details

EMPLOYER VERIFICATION LETTER
In order to participate, students must have a secured internship with verification from the employer. The verification should be a letter in PDF format and must include:

  • Student’s Name
  • Intern Title
  • Employer Name
  • Confirmation the internship is unpaid (if seeking a stipend)
  • Approximate beginning and end dates
  • Approximate total hours

IMPORTANT FALL SEMESTER DATES & DEADLINES

DATEACTIVITY
Monday, August 28, 2023Application Opens
Monday, September 11, 2023Priority Deadline for stipend requests*
Monday, September 18, 2023Award Notification for Priority Deadline Applicants
Monday, October 9, 2023Final deadline for rolling applicants**
September -December 20, 2023Students participate in internship

*Registrations must be completed and submitted with ALL necessary components and information. ** If funding remains, additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, October 9th.

Thank you for your interest in the Academic Term Internship Experience. Funding for this semester has been allotted. Please check out the dates for next semester. Email career@denison.edu with any questions.

IMPORTANT SPRING SEMESTER DATES & DEADLINES

DATEACTIVITY
Monday, January 15, 2024Application Opens
Monday, January 29, 2024Priority Deadline for stipend support*
Monday, February 5, 2024Award Notification for Priority Deadline Applicants
Monday, February 12, 2024Final deadline for rolling applicants **
January – May 2024Students participate in internship

*Registrations must be completed and submitted with ALL necessary components and information. ** If funding remains, additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, February 12th.

Due to an increase in student interest, the spring stipend application has CLOSED. Please email Kati, beark@denison.edu, if you need to participate in the Denison Internship Program this spring for reasons other than stipends.