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EAGLE Summer Internship Stipend Program

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The 2015 EAGLE Summer Internship Stipend recipients are hard at work!  Follow along as they share their experiences on Twitter through #EagleIntern, as part of the Boston College Career Community on LinkedIn, and through blogs posted to CareerEdge

See here for the complete list of 2015 recipients!


2015 Eagle Summer Internship Stipend


The EAGLE (Explore-Assess-Grow-Learn-Experience) Summer Internship Stipend Program is a selective opportunity that awards stipends 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.

Applications for Summer 2015 are closed. 

  • Selected students will be eligible to receive a $3500 stipend dispersed in two installments during the summer.
  • Stipend will be awarded only to students who have received a formal internship offer for the period stated below.


  • Available to qualifying students working unpaid internships for the Summer 2015, for a minimum of 200 total hours, for 8-12 weeks, June 1 – August 29, 2015.
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (graduating in 2018, 2017, or 2016) 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 internship offer for consideration for the stipend during the summer of 2015.
  • 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.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please e-mail or contact a member of the Career Center.



Apply via EagleLink by going to Jobs/Internships tab and hit Enter. Type Job ID “61489” in the search bar to see the job posting.

Apply with:

  1. Resume

  2. 2015 EAGLE Stipend Application (attached to the job posting or found in the EagleLink Document Library) with written question responses.

  3. Offer Letter from hiring organization detailing supervisor's name and learning goals.

    The offer letter must:
    • Confirm dates of employment, which must be a minimum of 200 total hours, for 8-12 weeks, June 1 - August 29, 2015.
    • Confirm that the internship is unpaid.
    • Explain the intern's responsibilities in detail (or attach a detailed job description).
    • Acknowledge and support student's learning goals (from your application). 
    • Detail how the student will be supervised and indicate if any hours will be completed off-site or remotely.
  4. Letter of Recommendation from BC faculty, staff, or former/current work supervisor (Strongly Encouraged). If your recommender prefers that their letter of recommendation remain confidential, this can be arranged by emailing it to; via BC interoffice mail, or USPS mail. Send to: Attention Dan Jalbert, Boston College Career Center, 38 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, 02467

Note: Applications must be complete with all documents by the respective deadline in order to be considered.


This is a highly selective opportunity, and students will be screened and chosen to receive the stipend based upon the following four main criteria:                  

  • Strength and quality of resume
  • Strength and quality of responses to the application questions
  • Offer Letter from hiring organization detailing supervisor's name and learning goals
  • Optional Letter of Recommendation from BC faculty, staff, or former/current work supervisor


Early Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 1st 11:59PM

You will be notified by email if awarded the stipend by Friday, March 20.
Student applications not selected to receive the stipend for the Early Decision will be considered again for the final deadline.

Final Deadline to Apply: Sunday, March 29th at 11:59PM

You will be notified by email if awarded the stipend by Friday, April 10.


As an EAGLE Summer Internship Stipend Program recipient, you will be representing Boston College and the Career Center.  All internship stipend award recipients agree to meet the following requirements in order to receive the stipend and agree to conduct themselves professionally at all times.

You will:

  • Attend a required Pre-Internship Meeting the week of April 20th to go over program requirements and logistics.  If you are abroad, or you have indicated a time conflict, you must attend a virtual meeting that week.
  • 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.
  • Contribute 2 blog posts to CareerEdge in response to specific questions. You will also be required to post one comment on another student’s post for each due date. The first blog will be due by Monday, June 15th and the second blog will be due by Monday, August 17th. Pictures and/or video are strongly encouraged!
  • Participate in 3 check-ins with your designated Career Center staff member during your summer internship.
  • Present about your summer experience in a poster session or other format at the Division of Student Affairs meeting during the Fall 2015 semester.


View our FAQ (PDF) for answers to commonly asked questions regarding the EAGLE Summer Internship Stipend Program. For additional questions, contact the Career Center by email:, phone: 617-552-3430, or please visit us during drop-in hours.