About

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.

Wasserman Center Internship Grant

For students currently attending class on the New York campus.

Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant

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.


To Apply

  • Find the application on Handshake using the appropriate Job ID# below.
  • Download the WCIG Student Form from Handshake and fill in the requested information. Save as a PDF.
  • Click Apply Externally in the Handshake job posting.
  • Respond to all survey questions.
  • Upload PDF versions of your current resume, unofficial transcript and student form.

Only complete submissions will be considered for the grant.

Wasserman Center Internship Grant

For students studying in New York in Spring 2020

  • Apply on Handshake under Job ID #3343507
  • Application Deadline: February 20, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant

For students studying away in Spring 2020

  • Apply on Handshake under Job ID #3343520
  • Application Deadline: March 26, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

 


Short Answer Questions

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.  

  • Why have you chosen this specific internship? Please explain its connection to your short or long-term career goals and/or how it will allow you to explore a potential industry.
  • What are your responsibilities and learning objectives for your internship?
  • How would you benefit financially from receiving this grant? Describe, with specific examples, how it would help meet your needs.

Eligibility

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 · 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 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.

Fall/Spring Grants

  • Students must be enrolled in classes during the fall or spring semester to apply.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Work a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks at an unpaid internship in a qualifying industry. Cumulative hours will not be accepted.
  • Students must secure the internship prior to the application deadline.

Summer Grants

  • Summer session enrollment is not required.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks at an unpaid internship in a qualifying industry. Cumulative hours will not be accepted.
  • Students must secure the internship prior to the application deadline.

Previous Applicants

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.


Internship Requirements

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.  


Timeline

Application Deadlines

In general, the deadlines for the Wasserman Center Internship Grant and Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant are as follows.

Fall
Applications Open: August
Application Deadline (WCIG): Late September/Early October
Application Deadline (Global WCIG): Early November

Spring Grant
Applications Open: December
Application Deadline (WCIG): Mid/Late February
Application Deadline (Global WCIG): Late March/Early April

Summer Grant
Applications Open: May
Application Deadline: Mid June

Decisions and Payment

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.