Internship Awards

Undergraduate students with confirmed volunteer, unpaid or minimally paid* internships off-campus are invited to apply for URSA’s Internship Award.

  • Internships Applications are eligible for up to $3,000 for a Fall- or Spring-term internship or $6,000 for a Summer-term internship.

  • The URSA Internship Award will accept applications on a rolling basis as long as funds remain. 

  • Students must have a secured opportunity in order to apply for funding.

*Minimally paid internships are those arrangements in which the stipend or hourly wage does not sufficiently cover the cost-of-living expenses (e.g., housing, food, transportation, etc.). In these situations, URSA’s Internship Award would serve as “gap” funding. 


Feyne Elmore, undergraduate researcher, in the field under a tent.
Feyne Elmore, Summer 2020 Student Project Award


Eligible Internships must: 
  • Be overseen by an organization external to UAF and UAF-affiliated campuses.
    Internships must take place off-campus. Funding will not be provided for UAF-funded or partially supported positions. 
  • Be supervised by a professional staff member within the employer organization.
    The supervisor may not be affiliated with UAF. Supervisors will be required to verify the internship prior to awarding and will also be asked to complete a midpoint and final student evaluation.
  • Provide supervision, training, and/or exposure to the student’s career field of interest.
  • Be unpaid or minimally paid* based on the student’s cost-of-living need.
  • Preference will be given to students with volunteer, unpaid, or minimally paid* opportunities.
    Students will fulltime paid internships are eligible to apply (e.g., for positions with high costs of living as documented in the application). Please note, applicants are not eligible for funding beyond living expenses.