Wasserman Center Internship Grant Summer 2015 FAQ

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Still thinking of applying to the $1,000 Wasserman Center Internship Grant, but have some questions? Not to worry, see below! For any questions not covered below, please email us at wassermaninternshipgrant@nyu.edu.

Top Wasserman Center Internship Grant FAQs

  1. What is the Wasserman Center Internship Grant?
  2. Who is eligible?
  3. Is this internship only for students interning in not-for-profit organizations?
  4. When are the deadlines?
  5. If I have already applied, can I reapply to the WCIG?
  6. How can I apply?
  7. I recently started interning and my supervisor doesn’t know me well. Should he/she fill out the supervisor form?
  8. I have more than one internship and together I reach the eligibility requirements. Can I still apply?
  9. When are decisions made and checks mailed?

 Answers

1. What is the Wasserman Center Internship Grant?

The Wasserman Center Internship Grant (WCIG) was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing non-paying internships in the arts, education, public service, not-for-profits and within other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. Typically, the Wasserman Center is able to offer approximately 100-120 $1,000 grants during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Applications are reviewed by the Wasserman Center Internship Grant Committee and representatives from various NYU academic departments.

 2. Who is eligible?

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant in the summer:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in degree granting programs at NYU with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks at a non-paying internship at a not-for-profit organization or within an industry that does not traditionally pay their interns in the US or abroad
  • Students must secure the internship prior to the application deadline

3. Is this internship only for students interning in not-for-profit organizations?

No. The WCIG is awarded to students interning at organizations that do not traditionally pay their interns which include the arts, fashion, media and journalism, etc.

4. When are the deadlines?

In general, the deadlines for the WCIG (NYC and Global) are as follows for each semester:

Semester

NYC

Global

Fall

Late September Early November

Spring

Mid/Late February Late March / Early April

Summer

Mid June Mid June (same application as US)

 

For the specific deadline, refer to the NYU CareerNet Job posting for the current semester. For Summer 2015, the Job ID# is 967073.

5. If I have already applied, can I reapply to the WCIG?  

If you have applied in the past, whether you did or did not receive the grant, you are able to apply as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.

6. Where and how can I apply?

To apply:

  • Log into NYU CareerNet
  • Download the attached word documents (Application and Supervisor Form) and provide the requested information.
  • Go to the “Jobs” tab to access the Wasserman Center Internship Grant posting – you can search “967073” in the keywords section.
  • Save as separate documents (PDF) and upload them in the “documents” section of NYU CareerNet.
  • After Application, Supervisor Form, and Resume are uploaded, click “APPLY” and select these documents from the drop down menu.
  • Complete required survey at this link: bit.ly/WCIGSummer2015

7. I recently started interning and my supervisor doesn’t know me well. Should he/she fill out the supervisor form?

The supervisor form is not due until the deadline; therefore, you can wait to send in the form. If your supervisor does not feel s/he has sufficient information, it is fine for supervisors to make recommendations based off of what they have currently observed. They may also want to include some thoughts concerning the criteria used in selecting you for your internship.

8. I have more than one internship and together I reach the eligibility requirements. Can I still apply?

Yes, you may apply as long as both internships are non-paying. You should submit  an application (make sure you list both internships and the number of hours and weeks you spend at each) and 2 Supervisor Authorization forms (one from each supervisor).

9. When are decisions made and checks mailed?

In general, decisions are made 1 month after the deadline. For Summer 2015, WCIG decisions will be released on July 21, 2015. In general, checks are mailed approximately 10 business days after decisions are made. For Summer 2015, checks will be mailed around August 5, 2015.

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