The Wasserman Center Internship Grant and the Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant were established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid internships in qualifying industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. The Wasserman Center offers the $1,000 grants during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Applications are reviewed by Wasserman Center staff and representatives from various NYU academic departments.
For students currently attending class on the New York campus.
For students currently studying away (including at NYU in Washington, DC). This grant is only offered during the fall and spring. During the summer all students should apply to the Wasserman Center Internship Grant.
This grant will be available with more details in Fall 2019. Please apply to our general Internship Grant for Summer 2019.
The Student Form includes information about you and your internship as well as three short answer questions. The short answer questions are one of the most important components of the review process. Each answer should be detailed and informed, but no more than 200 words.
Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program at one of the following NYU schools:
College of Arts and Science · College of Global Public Health · College of Nursing · Gallatin School of Individualized Study · Graduate School of Arts and Science · Liberal Studies · Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service · School of Professional Studies · Silver School of Social Work · Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development · Stern School of Business (Undergraduate only) · Tandon School of Engineering · Tisch School of the Arts
Note: Students studying at NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and schools not listed above are not eligible to apply.
Qualifying internships must be held at organizations that do not traditionally pay their interns, which includes industries such as non-profits, the arts, fashion, media and journalism, etc.
Students who hold more than one internship can apply for the grant as long as both internships combined meet the eligibility requirements. When submitting the Student Form and survey you must list both internships and the number of hours and weeks you spend at each organization.
In general, the deadlines for the Wasserman Center Internship Grant and Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant are as follows.
Applications Open: August
Application Deadline (WCIG): Late September
Application Deadline (Global WCIG): Early November
Applications Open: December
Application Deadline (WCIG): Mid/Late February
Application Deadline (Global WCIG): Late March/Early April
Applications Open: May
Application Deadline: Mid June
Decisions are made approximately 4-6 weeks after the deadline. Checks are mailed 15-20 business days after decisions are made. For international students, it typically takes 4-6 weeks for the university to process checks after all tax forms are completed.