Dobbs Ferry, New York (PRWEB) November 03, 2016
In the competitive job market of today – internships are essential. Now to help more Mercy College students have the opportunity to complete an internship, the College is unveiling a new Internship Grant Program. The Program will award eligible students a $1,500 grant for working an unpaid, for-credit internship (380, 381, 399 courses only).
Senior Director of Career and Professional Development Jill Hart said: “This is an incredible opportunity for our students! Many internships are unpaid and thus not financially viable for students. A grant may remove that financial barrier and enable students to gain experience, skills and connections that are valuable in the marketplace.”
Mercy College President Tim Hall said: “An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory. I am so pleased to now be able to offer financial incentives so more Mercy College students can participate in internships.”
Hart said the application process is competitive, and students will have to prove a clear relationship between their planned internship and career development goals. The selection committee will consist of Division of Student Affairs staff members and a rotating Faculty member.
The application went live Monday, October 31. Eligible students need to apply via Career Maverick – “2017 Spring Internship Grant Awards.” Grant awards will be paid in disbursements. A minimum of 30 credits is required: Full time matriculated sophomores through seniors are eligible. Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The deadline is November 21.
Students may secure an unpaid internship at a non-profit or for-profit organization (subject to Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act).
The grant will have no impact on Financial Aid Awards, and will be treated as taxable income for federal and state income tax purposes.
For additional information or assistance, students may contact the Career and Professional Development team at CPD(at)mercy(dot)edu.