Funding your internship Furman University

We fund hundreds of internships and research opportunities all over the world. Furman has one of the few programs in the United States that directly funds student internships each summer, providing competitive fellowships for students who would otherwise receive little or no payment.

To be considered for these fellowships, you must obtain a summer internship or research position at another university that requires 35- to 40-hours per week and lasts at least eight weeks. If you receive funding, you’ll be required to do a number of academic assignments that compliment what you’re learning in your internship.

FURMAN HOUSING**:  Students who obtain local area full-time internships that last for at least 8 weeks are eligible for Furman campus housing at a discounted rate. 

**Students must apply to Housing and Residence Life and indicate the summer session(s) desired on their housing application.  Housing registration begins in January and the 2018 deadline is in early April.  Students will be notified of their housing status April. 

Apply for funding: 

Complete at least the initial application by March 1 to be considered for a  fellowship, even if your position has not been finalized. Once your summer opportunity has been finalized, you'll then need to submit all three sections of the application by early April.
Please choose the application that equates to your status on March 1 and follow the application instructions.

Students who are have not yet confirmed an internship or research position with a professor at another university:  Initial Fellowship Application-to be posted in November

Students who have obtained a full-time internshipInternship Fellowship Application-to be posted in November

Students who have obtained a full-time research position with a professor at another universityResearch-Intern Fellowship Application:-to be posted in November

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Fellowship amounts

Your stipend will vary based on the amount of pay provided by the sponsoring organization and your demonstrated financial need. Generally, our fellowships are between $2,500 and $3,500. If you are receiving $3,500 or more from an organization, you will not be eligible to receive a fellowship.

Award notification

You'll be alerted via email between late-March and mid-April regarding the status of your application. If you've received approval from our faculty committee, you'll be asked to attend a meeting in April to complete the required paperwork.


If you are awarded a fellowship, you'll be required to post weekly to an on-line forum, write a reflection paper, provide an evaluation of the internship, and be available to speak about your experience at Furman Engaged Day and other events.

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