Non-Profit Internship Grant

By Jamie Stamey

This campaign ended on December 05, 2015, but you can still make a gift to Davidson College by clicking here!

Internships are an expected element in launching a professional career. Many Davidson students choose to combine opportunities for career development with the chance to impact the world around them. From social service, advocacy, education, and arts internships to medical and scientific research, our students are gaining valuable professional experience locally and internationally. Unfortunately, the nonprofit organizations they are partnering with often cannot afford to pay them for their efforts. For many students, this lack of compensation makes it impossible for them to pursue these opportunities.

In the summer of 2015, 23 students received grants up to $5,000 to help cover cost-of-living expenses while they participated in an unpaid or low-paying non-profit internship. While these grants aided many students in pursuing their passions, over 25 applicants did not receive grants due to lack of funding. These non-profit experiences are imperative to the personal and professional development of our students.

By raising $10,000 for non-profit internships, we will provide two students with the opportunity to work for and learn from organizations that have positive impacts all over the world.

2015 Internship Partners:

GLAAD - New York, NY

Golden Door Scholars - Rock Hill, SC

Water Missions International - Charleston, SC

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt - Nashville, TN

Hamlin Fitula Hospital - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Washington Performing Arts - Washington, DC

Theatre Lab - Washington, DC

Comments from 2015 Grant Recipients:

“The financial support from the grant was critical to my ability to live in the city and commute to work. Without the grant, I would not have been able to afford to live in an apartment in New York and complete my internship.”

“[The grant] allowed me to fully embrace the experience and learning opportunity without having to worry about how to cover these costs with an unpaid internship.”

“Without the financial support, I doubt that I would have been able to do this internship. It also allowed me to focus on the work at hand, instead of the anxiety caused by an unpaid internship.”

Donor affiliations

67% Alumni

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9% Parents

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9% Faculty/Staff

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Donor list

Abigail Showalter & Graham ShowalterAbigail Showalter photo
Alissa Curran
Kristin Kelly
Terry Marsh
Laura Hodge
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Scott Sellers
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Alanna Ford & ALANNA Ford

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