COFA Career Services is pleased to announce two intern scholarship funds: The Meredith and Cornelia Long Internship Fund and the Becker Intern Scholarship. These need-based scholarships offer undergraduate and graduate fine arts majors the opportunity to professionalize their artistic and entrepreneurial ambitions.
Students must demonstrate significant financial need in order to receive a scholarship. Students may apply for up to $2,000 of funding to support their internship experience.
- Applications are reviewed three times a year: on May 1, August 15, and December 1.
- Fall semester applications are due August 15.
- Spring semester applications are due December 1.
- Summer semester applications are due May 1.
- Be an undergraduate or graduate student with a major in COFA.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Have identified an acceptable internship. You do not have to have an internship secured at the time of the scholarship application. Students may apply with in-person or remote/virtual internships.
- Student teaching positions are not eligible for the Intern Scholarship.
- Internships requiring the student to pay a fee to participate are not eligible for the Intern Scholarship.
- Students may only receive the Intern Scholarship once during their time at UT.
- In order to support as many students as possible, students may not receive COFA internship funding for the same internship in more than one semester. (For example, if you receive a UTNY scholarship for an internship at The Whitney in the spring and your internship is extended through the summer, you will not be eligible to receive the Intern Scholarship for The Whitney internship in the summer.)
- Off-campus internships are highly encouraged and will receive funding priority.
As part of the application you will be asked to:
- Upload an updated resume
- Upload the completed budget form
- Write a 250-300 word statement demonstrating the opportunity’s professional significance, and a 250-300 word statement demonstrating the student’s financial need
- Statements that are under or over the word count will be disqualified.
Students who are awarded a scholarship must:
- Provide written documentation of an offer from the employer.
- Enroll in an approved fine arts internship course*: FA 140/340/640/940 (or other approved internship course) and successfully complete all assignments. Internship course information here.
- Complete at least 150 hours of internship work hours during the funded semester.
- Write a thank you letter to the donor.
*Graduate students are not required to enroll in a course, but will have to submit a contract signed by themselves and their supervisor.