Award for Engagement in an Unpaid Academic Internship

Loyola University Chicago undergraduate students currently enrolled in an Academic Internship course where the internship is UNPAID are eligible to apply for $1,500 funding. 
As a recipient of this fund, students will be asked to participate in the following activities.
  1. Be enrolled in an Academic Internship Course
  2. Provide a photo, bio, and description of internship
  3. Submit a copy of your Learning Agreement
  4. Present at the Spring Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium

Once applications are reviewed, all applicants will be informed whether they have been selected for an in person interview. After the in person interview finalist will be informed that they have been selected as a candidate for the award. 

Who can apply? Undergraduate students enrolled in an academic internship course in conjunction with an unpaid internship. Selections will be based on quality of application and financial need.

How do I apply? Fall Applications will open at the end of August 2024

Please use this link to complete the application.

All final payments are processed through Loyola's Financial Aid department. Students will have to complete all required paperwork in order to receive payments, which will be applied to the student's Loyola account.

Note: If a student has maxed out their aid for the full academic year (received scholarships and loans up to or beyond their official Cost of Attendance), Loyola will apply the Mellon award to the student's loan balance.

For more information about the Unpaid Academic Internship Award, email CELTS@luc.edu


Read about the experiences of the Spring 2024 recipients and Fall 2023 recipients.