F&M Donors Enrich Students' Summers
Recognizing the value of summer experiences and the financial hardship posed by those that are unpaid or underpaid, many generous donors have supported these opportunities for F&M students. Each year OSPGD facilitates processes through which students can apply for funding toward summer internships, research, volunteer, and other experiences that will increase their professional marketability on a trajectory of success.
2022 Summer Experience Fair
The 2022 Fall Research Fair & Summer Experience Fair featured 175+ F&M students sharing the stories of their summer internships, research, academic travel, and volunteering during True Blue Weekend.Learn more about participants
Funded Student Class Years: Summer 2022
Funded Student Experiences: Summer 2022
Available Funds and Opportunities
Epidemic Disease Public Health Policy & International Human Rights Law Internship Endowment
Support for a summer experience focusing on epidemic or endemic infectious disease, or an experience with a focus on all humans’ right to health.
Health Professions Advising Funds: Hershfield Biomedical Research Endowment
To provide support for student participation in off-campus summer opportunities in laboratory research projects at academic centers or non-commercial research institutions in the area of biomedical research. Award amounts range between $2,000-$4,000.
Health Professions Advising Funds: Rackow & Kaminsky Endowed Fellowship for Pre-Health Students
For pre-health students to receive funds to support research projects, community or service projects, internships, or to defray educational expenses (CNA or EMT courses for example). Award amounts range between $2,000-$4,000.
Ken Duberstein '65 Public Service Internship Endowment
Supports students who secure unpaid or minimally paid internships in public service in Washington, DC. These funds are intended to support interns working in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government in Washington. Award amounts range between $4,000-$5,000 (location must be Washington, DC).
Bill Jahn '65 and Sharon Jahn Public Service Internship Endowment and Fund
To provide support to students who secure unpaid or minimally paid internships in the public service sector. To qualify for funding, the internship must be with a public service entity that gives back to a community or society. Examples of such entities could include, but are not limited to: The Nature Conservancy, National Park Foundation, Sierra Club, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Food Aid International or state or federal government agencies that provide support to communities. Award amounts range between $4,000-$5,000.
NEW for 2023!
Sidney Wise Public Service Internship Endowment
Supports students through a 10-week internship in public service, namely federal, state & local government, and government-related non-profits. Award amounts range between $4,000-$5,000.
Schapiro-Cadwell Internship Endowment (environment, sustainability)
Provides support for students who secure unpaid or minimally paid internships in the non-profit or public sectors, with a focus on sustainability, conservation, or the environment. Students are encouraged to seek internship opportunities which are extensions of, or precursors to, their academic research and curricular experiences. Award amounts range between $4,000-$5,000.
Steinwurtzel Environmental and Legal FellowshipProvides F&M students with the opportunity to work as a paid fellow with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Thomas J. Tourish, Jr. P’11 Memorial Endowed Fund Internship
Provides two F&M students with the opportunity to work as interns during the summer with the US Attorney's Office, District of Columbia.
General F&M Summer Experience Funds (all majors, career interests)
Provides support for a broad range of unpaid student summer experiences supporting career development in all disciplines. Award amounts range between $2,000-$4,000.
Roy Goldman '69 Actuarial Sciences Support Fund
To provide support for unpaid or minimally paid internships in the field of actuarial sciences. Additionally, the Goldman Actuarial Sciences Fund will provide funding to students for the cost of actuarial sciences exam fees and the purchase of textbooks or other materials related to actuarial exam fees.
Are you a donor?
Due to the frequent unpaid or minimally paid nature of these transformative opportunities, many students would not be able to accept these positions if not for the generous support of F&M's donors. To learn more about how you can support these enriching summer experiences for students, or if you have questions, please contact us.Contact Us
Are you a student looking for funding?
OSPGD welcomes applicants to the Summer Experience Funds with or without a summer experience already secured by the time of application submission. Applications typically open in January with a deadline in early March.Learn More