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Financial Support

The Career Center is proud to offer various opportunities for financial assistance to Vanderbilt students.

Levy Internship Fund

The Career Center is excited to announce that Opportunity Vanderbilt Students can apply for a summer internship funding award of $6000 for un(der) paid internships. Eligible applicants can apply for summer internship funds for either the fall or spring semesters. First-year students through juniors are eligible to apply. Eligible internships include a minimum of 8-week unpaid and underpaid summer internship experiences. Funding can be used for housing costs, meals, transportation costs (to/from internship, commuter travel, etc.), and professional attire.

Timeline for Fall 22 Awards:

  • Applications Open: October 1
  • Applications Close: November 25
  • Application Review Period: November 28 – December 9
  • Notify Award Recipients: December 9
  • Confirm Summer Internships: by December 17

Timeline for Spring 23 Awards:

  • Applications Open: February 1
  • Applications Close: March 20
  • Application Review Period: March 20 – March 31
  • Notify Award Recipients: April 3
  • Confirm Summer Internships: by April 14

Find more details and apply on Handshake or watch this presentation by Alayna Hayes, Assistant Provost and Senior Director of the Career Center.

Lovinger Family Internship Fund

Undergraduate students interested in media-related careers are encouraged to apply for a stipend through the Lovinger Family Internship Fund. Recipients will be awarded up to $5,000 to help offset the costs of low or no-pay internships or programs, regardless of location. Several factors determine award amounts, including financial need, location, weekly hours, and anticipated graduation date.

Applicants may apply before receiving an internship offer but must have secured a written request before processing the award by April 7, 2023. A complete application includes uploading a resume via Handshake, an internship description, a 200-300 word essay on what you hope to learn through this experience, and a proposed budget (transportation to the city, housing, daily transit). Applicants must be current Vanderbilt undergraduate students returning full-time for at least one undergraduate semester in the fall after their internship or program.

  • Application period: Now – April 7
  • Application review: April 8 – 14
  • Award notification: By May 1

In addition to uploading the items listed above, applicants must complete this form to be considered for the scholarship.

Vandy in Hollywood Internship Fund

Undergraduate students who have been accepted into the Vandy-in-Hollywood Summer Internship Program are encouraged to apply for a stipend through the ViH Internship Fund. Recipients will be awarded an amount within the range of $500 – $1,500 to help offset the costs of low or no-pay internships. Award amounts are determined by several factors, including financial need, location, hours per week, and anticipated graduation date.

Applicants may apply prior to receiving an internship offer but must have secured an offer in writing by May 1 before awards will be processed. A complete application includes a resume via Handshake, an internship description (if accepted), a 100–200 word essay on what you hope to learn through this experience, and the proposed budget (transportation to the city, housing, daily transit). Please put all of your answers into a word document and upload it as an additional document.

Applicants must be current Vanderbilt undergraduate students returning full-time for at least one undergraduate semester in the fall after their internship.

  • Application period: February 1 – April 22
  • Application review: April 22 – 29
  • Award notification: May 2

Commodore Closet for Professional Attire

Are you in need of professional attire for an upcoming interview, Career Fair, or other professional development experience? Apply for the Commodore Closet Program!

Qualifications: You must be a current undergraduate or graduate student and have financial needs based on records with the Office of Student Financial Services.

What is expected of me? After your application is accepted, you can pick up your gift card & info packet at the Career Center. Within a week of purchasing your professional attire, turn in all receipts to the Career Center, write a thank-you note to the donor (you may remain anonymous if preferred), and then give the note to the Career Center in person or electronically. If submitting via email, send it to careercenter@vanderbilt.edu.

Please note: The card will not affect your financial aid, but you may need to complete a Form 1099 for income tax purposes. We have a limited supply of cards due to funding. Please allow up to 10 business days from the time of the request to receive your card. Stop by or email careercenter@vanderbilt.edu for more information.

Lyft RideShare Assistance for Commuting to Internship

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