Loyola University Chicago

Fellowship Office

Fellowship Internship Grant (FIG)

Funding for unpaid internships

ALL FUNDS FOR THE 2020 FIG HAVE BEEN DISBURSED, THEREFORE
THE 2020 FIG PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED. 
NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS CAN BE CONSIDERED.

The Fellowship Internship Grant provides funding to undergraduate students at LUC, who are pursuing a summer unpaid internship that could support an eventual application to a nationally-competitive fellowship.  In other words, if you secure an unpaid internship with, for example, the office of an Illinois senator because you are interested in pursuing public policy as a career, you could apply for a FIG to cover your summer expenses, with the intention of eventually applying to a Truman Scholarship, or the Schwarzman Scholars Program, or any other nationally-competitive scholarship that the FO works with.

To apply, email the following documentation to Lisa Knepshield:

  • A copy of the signed agreement between you and the internship provider, confirming the dates of the internship, your responsibilities as an intern, and complete contact information of the internship provider (please send this as an email attachment), and
  • In the body of the email, confirm that you understand it is your responsibility to attend at least one Fellowship Office information session over the 2020-2021 year, to prepare to apply for a nationally-competitive fellowship.

Awards from $1000 up to $3000 will be made.  A student may only apply for one award per summer.  Students may apply until all funds have been disbursed.