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Unpaid Internship Stipends

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Internships provide an excellent opportunity to explore careers, gain skills, and make connections. What’s more, Boston College provides a number of stipends to rising juniors and seniors participating in unpaid internships.



Available to students who plan to do unpaid summer internships.



Rising Juniors or Seniors (students who are graduating in 2016 or 2017).



  1. You must first apply for an internship.  You cannot submit more than one internship opportunity for stipend support.  For assistance in finding an internship, look at our resources on our Internship Listings page or stop by during our daily Drop-In hours for assistance.
  2. Submit an Internship Stipend Proposal.
  3. Attach a copy of your resume to the proposal.
  4. You must be accepted into the internship before the funds can be paid.  You may still apply for the stipend even if you have not officially received the internship by the deadline date.



Early Decision Deadline to Apply

You will be notified by email/phone if awarded the stipend by TBA.

Final Deadline to Apply

You will be notified by email/phone if awarded the stipend by TBA.


  • The internship must provide career-related experience and learning goals must be established and met.
  • Preference is given to internships with non-profit organizations, government agencies, healthcare facilities, and education institutions.
  • Supervision and training must be provided.
  • The internship must be unpaid.
  • The internship must be at least 20 hours per week but no more than 40 hours per week between June 1 and August 31, 2015. Students can be paid for up to a total of 400 hours total throughout that time period.
  • The stipend will be paid on an hourly rate based on time worked and satisfactory performance. It is considered income and therefore taxable. Students will be paid on a weekly basis.



Read about previous stipend recipients' experiences on our CareerEdge blog series, RealInternships.