Graduate Student Internship Fellowship

Application deadline is Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Access the 2019 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship application here.


The purpose of the Graduate Student Internship Fellowship is to assist graduate students with attaining experience related to career goals and professional development. The Graduate Student Internship Fellowship will be awarded to students who demonstrate how their Summer or Fall 2019 work experience will be impactful for their career trajectory and demonstrate financial need.


There are up to five $2,000-2,500 fellowships that will be awarded based off the following criteria:

  • Shows how the experience has potential for substantive career learning experience
  • Financial need and impact of fellowship to ease need in order to engage in opportunity
  • Completion of application, submission of a resume, and met eligibility criteria
  • Interview to articulate work opportunity (will take place April 2 & 3)
  • For a strong application, please be sure to demonstrate how this work opportunity fits into your larger career trajectory.

Additional eligibility and funding prioritization is based off of these criteria:

  • The work experience is meant to be an opportunity for students to learn job/career skills in a non-academic setting. This opportunity must be an internship/job that is not a part of academic requirement/expectation of program.
  • For students who are in programs where the internship/job is required or expected (e.g., CCSP psychology students, Bren Master’s students) to be eligible to apply, you need to do another internship beyond your program general requirements.
  • Priority will be given to students who have a work opportunity that lasts over 4 weeks or 160 hours minimum.
  • This funding opportunity is about professional development and is not open to students who are seeking an opportunity to solely advance their research and academic goals (e.g., this is not dissertation funding research).
  • The setting of the internship/job experience needs to be in a professional setting (e.g., non-profit, for profit setting). This is not open to students attending a training course.
  • Open to all graduate students who are enrolled through the quarter after their internship/job ends. Graduating students in Summer 2019 are not eligible.
  • Students do not need an internship already secured in order to apply. Students may be in the process of applying to multiple sites. Graduate Students must secure an internship by May 30th in order to be given the funding. Students will be required to submit proof of internship/job. 
  • Demonstrate financial need and impact of fellowship award. This fellowship was established to help make it feasible for students to complete non-paid or low paying opportunities. This is not open to students who are receiving a salary or hourly wage.  

For more tips, FAQs, and further information visit the UCSB Graduate Student Career Website. For questions, please email

Application Details and Deadline

The application opens January 7th, 2019 and will remain open until Sunday, March 17 at 11:59 pm. Access the 2019 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship application hereSelected applicants will proceed to the interview round, where a 20 minute interview will be conducted the first week of Spring Quarter (April 2nd & 3rd). Awardees will be notified May 1st, 2019.