Mellon Foundation Award for Engagement for Unpaid Academic Internships

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 in Fall 2021 semester
  2. Provide a photo, bio, and description of internship
  3. Submit a copy of your Learning Agreement
  4. Present at the Spring 2022 Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium
If they are awarded the funds, students will then have to submit three short reflection essays on their experience at the end of the semester.

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 Mellon Foundation funding. 

Who can apply? Undergraduate students enrolled in an academic internship course in conjunction with an unpaid internship. 

How do I apply? Use this Form

Deadline for application submissions: 10/8/21

All final payments are processed through Loyola's Accounts Payable department. Students will have to complete all required paperwork in order to receive payments, which can take at least a month to be received. 

For more information about the Mellon Foundation Award for Engagement, email Susan Haarman, Associate Director and Service-Learning Program Manager, Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, & Scholarship shaarman@luc.edu.


Read about the experiences of the Fall 2020 recipients.