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Eagle Intern Fellowship Program

Eagle Intern Fellowship Program 
Summer 2017

Experience the World of Work.

OVERVIEW:

The Eagle Intern Fellowship Program is a selective opportunity that provides financial support to Boston College undergraduates who obtain internships with organizations that are not able to provide a salary.  By eliminating financial barriers, this program allows students to explore their career interests, gain new skills and experience the world of work.

ABOUT THE EAGLE INTERN FELLOWSHIP

Selected students will be eligible to receive a $3500 fellowship. Disbursement schedule will be provided to recipients at the Pre-Internship Meeting.

Fellowship will be awarded only to students who have received a formal internship offer for the period stated below.

EAGLE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM OUTCOMES


At the end of this program, fellowship recipients will be able to:

  • Articulate at least three skills and competencies employers are seeking in recent college graduates. 
  • Cite examples of how their internship helped them develop at least two of those skills and competencies in a professional setting.
  • Create three next action steps based on reflection of skills, interests, values, and organizational culture.
     

IF AWARDED AN EAGLE FELLOWSHIP


If selected for the program, you understand that you will need to meet the following requirements for the Eagle Intern Fellowship Program.

  • Participate in a Pre-Internship Meeting before summer 2017.  If you are abroad, you must attend a virtual meeting.
  • Complete the Authorization Form for Direct Deposit in order to receive disbursement payments from Boston College.  Note: Disbursements may be withheld if program requirements are not completed.  
  • Complete 2-3 check-ins (via in-person, phone or Skype) with a career center staff member during the summer 2017.
  • Complete two 300-word blog posts about your internship experience and comment on two other Eagle Fellow’s blogs.
  • Complete one pre-assessment and one post-assessment evaluation of your fellowship experience.
  • Ensure your internship supervisor completes the Employer Evaluation by the end of Summer 2017.
  • Upon completion of your internship experience, present at a Poster Session in early Fall 2017.
  • Complete the Goal Setting Activity at the end of Summer 2017.
  • Complete the internship that you described in your application and will notify the Boston College Career Center of any changes accordingly in regards to changes in your internship description, goals, internship dates, number of hours, direct supervisor, etc.
  • Contact the Career Center immediately to discuss a situation in which you will not begin or complete your internship.

 

APPLICATION


The Application Process for the 2017 Eagle Intern Fellowship Program is closed.  Applications for 2018 will open in January 2018.

APPLICATION DETAILS
 

A complete application must include all documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (1)
  • Application form 
  • Offer letter
*Important: Review criteria for letter of recommendation and offer letter submissions.


APPLICATION CRITERIA

All applicants will be reviewed using the below criteria:

Eagle Intern Fellowship Application Criteria

In addition to the above criteria, financial need will be a factor.

INFORMATION SESSIONS
 

1. BC Internship Funding Opportunities: Information Session (Career Center and Clough Center)

2. BC Internship Funding Opportunities: Information Session (Career Center, Clough Center & Shea Center)

3. BC Internship Funding Opportunities: Information Session (Career Center and Clough Center)

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANT


To have a completed application, each applicant must submit one letter of recommendation by the deadline date.  The letter of recommendation is a required document to submit a completed application.  Applicants will not be allowed to submit their application until all 4 documents are uploaded to their document library in EagleLink.

Option 1: If the individual writing the letter of recommendation is okay with sending it to the applicant, follow the steps below to upload the letter:

  1. Log into your EagleLink account
  2. Click on the Documents tab and then the Approved tab located on the left navigation bar
  3. Click the red Add New button

Option 2: If the individual writing the letter of recommendation is not okay with sending the letter to the applicant to upload, please follow the below steps:

  1. Instruct the individual writing your letter of recommendation to email it to career.center@bc.edu RE: Eagle Intern Fellowship Program
  2. Email subject line must read “Letter of Recommendation - Student’s First and Last Name”
  3. Recommender may add context in the body of the email but it is not necessary
  4. As a confirmation, the recommender will receive an email from career.center@bc.edu confirming the document has been added to the applicant's materials
  5. Please note that it will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the letter is in their application materials and submitted before the early action deadline (March 1)  or regular deadline (April 3)

ELIGIBILITY


  • Available to qualifying students working unpaid internships for Summer 2017, for a minimum of 200 total hours, for 6–12 weeks, June 1 – August 29, 2017. Students may begin the internship before June 1 but must work a minimum of 200 hours between June 1 - August 29.
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (graduating in 2020, 2019, or 2018) in good academic standing.
  • Students will be an actively enrolled undergraduate student at Boston College in both the spring semester before and fall semester after your internship (Students studying abroad are considered actively enrolled).
  • Students may only submit 1 application for consideration for the fellowship during the Summer of 2017.
  • Applicants can only apply to one deadline.
  • Students who have previously been awarded the Eagle Intern Fellowship award (formerly known as the Eagle Stipend) from the Career Center are not eligible.
  • Priority will be given to those who have financial need.
  • While some remote/online work is allowed, the majority of your hours must be spent on-site at the location indicated in your application.
  • To ensure this is a meaningful experience, the internship must include established learning goals and supervision from an organization’s staff member.
  • The internship must be unpaid and in compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act.