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 and spring 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 site and LA Program). This grant is only offered during the fall and spring. During the summer all students should apply to the Wasserman Center Internship Grant.
Only complete submissions will be considered for the grant.
The Student Form asks you to respond to three short answer questions. The short answer portion is one of the most important portions of the review process, so make sure to be detailed and informed in your responses. Each answer should be 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 · Gallatin School of Individualized Study · Graduate School of Arts and Science · Liberal Studies · Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service · Rory Meyers College of Nursing · School of Global Public Health · 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.
Students attending NYU in F-1 or J-1 status are eligible to apply as long as they fulfill all other requirements for the grant and for maintaining their immigration status. Please contact OGS to learn more about authorization for unpaid internships and volunteer work.
Students who have applied for the Wasserman Center Internship Grant in the past can apply again as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. Students may receive the Wasserman Center Internship Grant a maximum of two times per degree.
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 the internships combined meet the eligibility requirements. In the application you must list each internship 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/Early October
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.