Still thinking of applying to the $1,000 Wasserman Center Internship Grant, but have some questions? Not to worry, see below!
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The Wasserman Center Internship Grant (WCIG) was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing non-paying internships in the arts, education, public service, not-for-profits and within other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. Typically, the Wasserman Center is able to offer approximately 100-120 $1,000 grants during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Applications are reviewed by the Wasserman Center Internship Grant Committee and representatives from various NYU academic departments.
The Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant is for study away students only (including the Washington, DC site), while the WCIG is for all other students currently attending class on the New York campus.
Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program at one of the following NYU schools:
Note: NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, MBA, Law, Medical and Dental school students are not eligible to apply.
Additional Criteria for Fall/Spring Grants:
Additional Criteria for Summer Grants:
No. The WCIG is awarded to students interning at organizations that do not traditionally pay their interns which include the arts, fashion, media and journalism, etc.
In general, the deadlines for the WCIG (NYC and Global) are as follows.
Application Open: August
NYC Deadline: Late September
Global Deadline: Early November
Application Open: December
NYC Deadline: Mid/Late February
Global Deadline: Late March/Early April
Application Open: May
All Locations Deadline: Mid June
If you have applied in the past, whether you did or did not receive the grant, you are able to apply as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.
Go into NYU CareerNet > Jobs > My Job Applications and click Withdraw.
You may now reapply with the correct documents.
Yes, you may apply as long as both internships meet the eligibility requirements. When submitting the student form you must list both internships and the number of hours and weeks you spend at each organization.
In general, decisions are made one month after the deadline. Checks are mailed approximately 10-14 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.