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Second Chance Funding 2018 

CP&R is excited to announce a second chance round of funding for Internship Grants in Summer 2018 for students conducting internships that have a connection to fine art, performing art or graphic design. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from now until May 10 at 11:59pm or until funding has been allocated, whichever comes first. Students may apply for funding via Formstack

Examples of internships that would be eligible for this funding include internships at arts organizations (such as museums, galleries, or music/dance centers) or internships whose primary intern function is connected to art (such as photography, music, graphic design). If you have questions if your internship is eligible, email Valinda Lee at


The Scripps College Internship Grant Program provides financial support for students to pursue summer internships. Currently funded grants supporting summer internships have been provided through the generosity of alumnae, family, and friends of the College.

Students use grants to intern at a variety of places all over the world. View the list of previous Internship Grant recipient hosts.

The deadline for Summer 2018 has passed. Applications will be available late Fall 2018 for Summer 2019 with a spring deadline. 


CP&R uses the definition and terms of an internship provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Please review our Position Statement on Internships.

  • Student must have secured an internship related to arts (see above). 
  • Currently enrolled Scripps undergraduate students in good academic standing.
  • Internship must take place during the summer break.
  • Internships must be unpaid (students may not decline an hourly wage to accept an Internship Grant)
  • Internships must consist of at least 160 hours and adhere to Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Internships at for-profit organizations in the United States must be approved for academic credit
  • Experiences may not be at organizations owned or run by immediate family members (or if the intern supervisor is a family member)
  • Experiences may not be directly affiliated with the Claremont Colleges, 
  • Students must not be charged fees for the internship
  • Student many not return to an organization where they have previously conducted an internship
  • Students must be at an on-site internship; no work-from-home internships may receive a grant.
  • Previous grant recipients may reapply but priority will be given to first-time applicants. Students may not have accepted more than one Internship Grant in the past to be eligible.

In order to support as many students as possible, recipients of other internship stipends or major awards from Scripps College are not eligible to receive internship grant funding.

Terms of the Award

Students residing at home are eligible for a $2,000 internship grant. Those who will pursue internships away from home will also be eligible for a $2,000 grant and may apply for supplemental funding to cover their internship-related expenses up to $4,000. (In prior years, most grants awarded ranged between $2,000-$4,000).

Students will receive the majority of their grant funding on or before June 1 (assuming all necessary materials and information have been submitted). An amount equal to 10% of the total award will be withheld until on or around September 1 at which point a final reflection paper and thank you card are due.

Recipients should be willing to share the internship experiences in classes, with donors, and other settings on campus as requested. Returning students will be asked to share their experiences at Family weekend the following February. 

Applicants must also disclose any monetary stipends or compensation received from their host organization. Recipients who fail to complete the internship or submit required documentation in a timely manner will be required to return all or part of the award. Any false information on a student’s grant application may result in recovery of the full grant amount.

Application Process

To be considered for internship grant funding students must first submit the following:

  1. Online application that describes their intended internship experience, what they hope to learn, how it will help them achieve their goals, and how they intend to conduct their internship search. Competitive applications will include a specific field or area of interest and identify 1-2 primary locations. 
  2. Budget proposal (included in the online application) that describes and itemizes their funding needs. The minimum award for a summer grant is $2,000 and the maximum is $4,000. Limited supplemental funding up to $5,000 may be available on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Current resume (this provides context to your application only; it does not bear weight in your total score from reviewers)
  4. Students will be notified by mid-March whether their application has been accepted. They will have until mid April to submit supplemental materials to CP&R verifying that they have secured an internship that fulfills the goals they put forth in their application. The employer must confirm the terms of the student’s internship with CP&R.

How to Apply

Students may apply to Second Chance funding for 2018 via Formstack until May 10 at 11:59pm. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to have an internship already lined up when I apply?

A: No. Your application should address (a) what kind of internship you want, (b) what career-related purpose you hope it will achieve, (c) in what way you are qualified to do the internship, and, (d) how you will go about finding it.

Q: When will I find out the status of my application?

A: CP&R hopes to notify students on before March 1 whether their application has been approved, declined, or if they have been put on a wait-list. Students who have been approved or “wait-listed” should continue with their internship search. Only students with a firm internship offer will be ultimately be eligible to receive a grant.

Q: How soon after my application is approved do I need to prove I have received an internship offer?

A: It is to your advantage to submit your materials as soon as possible. The last day to do this will be April 15, 2018. After that, students on the wait-list will be invited to re-open their application.

Q: What is the typical amount of an internship grant?

A: Each grant will be at least $2,000. Students who will be living away from home and may need help getting to their internship destination (and with out-of-town-living expenses) may apply for additional funding outlining their expenses in the budget.

Q: Are there other opportunities for funding my summer internship?

A: The number of internship grants available depends on donor funding and we cannot guarantee that additional funds will be available. For information on fellowships and awards, visit Scripps’ Fellowships website.

Funding Sources for Internship Grants

Grant funding for summer internships is made possible by donors who have established named operating and endowed internship funds or support the Scripps College Internship Grant Program. We would like to thank our donors who have recently contributed to Internship Grants:

Alumnae Association Internship
Rebecca Barber Adams ’61
Barbara Bixby Blackwell ’63
Barbara Bruner ’76
Angelica Kusar Clark ’84
Class of 2007, Vanderloop Memorial Fund
Margaret Towne D’Albert ’54
Joanna Dunklee '62
Eileen Schock Laspa ’67, P’95 and Jude Laspa HMC ’65, P’95
Dr. David “The Dogman” Null
Anne McMillen Scheyer ’80
Linda Davis Taylor P’11, Trustee, and the Davis Family Foundation
Anonymous Donors

Other recently named internship grants:
The Barbara Bice and Scott Bice Internship 
The Fran Brossy ’50 Non-Profit Internship 
The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation in Environmental Analysis
The Ghadar Family Foundation
The Gabrielle Giffords ’93 Internship in Public Service
The Constance "Connie" Minnett '74 Internship 
The Judith Nelsen Keep ’66 Internship
The Marquardt Family Internship
The Meggan Parkinson ’97 Health Education Internship 
The Scripps Family and Friends Internship 

We are grateful to all of the donors who support internships at Scripps College. Consider making a gift to support internships at Scripps College.