USG’s Internship Scholarship was developed by USG’s Board of Advisors in response to a critical need to provide financial support for students enrolled in programs at USG, who seek to participate in meaningful, yet unpaid internship
Requirements for Student Participants
- Eligible students must be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate academic program at USG
- Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA and be in good academic standing
- Must be able to work a minimum of 100 hours at an internship placement site during the semester
- Interested students may work at one of our pre-approved employer sites (listed below) or may identify an employer of their choice. All employer sites must be a nonprofit agency, government agency, or small srart-up business in the local region. Any employer site not on our pre-approved list must be approved prior to the start of an internship.
Student Application Process
- Interested students must apply by completing USG's Scholarship Application by August 1 for the fall semester and by January 1 for the Spring semester. Students may complete USG's Scholarship Application by linking here.
- Student applicants must submit additional required documents including a position description, work schedule, and Employer Site Agreement before beginning work. Specific instructions about this required documentation will be sent to all student applicants once their USG Scholarship Application has been submitted.
Applicants will be notified of ther status by August 15 for the Fall semester and January 15 for the Spring semester. All selected participants will receive a scholarship award ranging from $1000-$2000 for a one semester internship placement. All award recipients are required to complete the internship in full and must attend an Internship Reflection Session held at the end of the semester.
Requirements for Employer Sites
- Employer participants must be a nonprofit organization, government agency, or small "start up" business located in the local region to qualify
- Employers must also commit to providing a meaningful learning/training experience for students, and must provide professional staff supervision for all student participants
- Employers are required to complete an Employer Site Agreement and Intern Performance Evaluation"for each student participant
Interested in becoming an approved employer? Contact Deborah Zimmer to learn how.
Authorized Employer Sites
Approved employers are permitted to host an intern within their organization who will provide a minimum of 100 hours of work at no cost to the employer. Students may choose to work with other employer sites not included on this list, as long as the employer completes the required application documents and is approved by the start of the internship. Authorized employer sites are listed below:
God's Connection Transition
State's Attorney's Office for Montgomery County, MD