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). 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 NYU CareerNet using the appropriate Job ID# below.
  • Download the Student Form (word document attachment) and provide the requested information. Save as a PDF.
  • Upload the Student Form, your most updated resume, and unofficial transcript in the “Documents” section of NYU CareerNet.
  • After your Student Form, resume, and unofficial transcript are uploaded, click “APPLY” to select these documents from the drop down menu and click "SUBMIT".
  • Complete the required survey included in the job posting on NYU CareerNet.

Wasserman Center Internship Grant

For students studying in New York in Summer 2019

Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant

This grant will be available with more details in Fall 2019. Please apply to our general Internship Grant for Summer 2019.

 

Completed Application

  • To view your completed application, click Jobs > My Job Applications.
  • If you think you submitted an incorrect resume or document, go to NYU CareerNet > Jobs > My Job Applications and click Withdraw. You may now reapply with the correct documents.

Short Answer Questions

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.

  • 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 · 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.

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 or been awarded the Wasserman Center Internship Grant in the past can apply again as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.


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 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.


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
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.