Family, Home, and Social Sciences Internship Grants


Current undergraduate and graduate students who are declared majors in a program in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences may apply for an internship grant funded by the Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences and the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. Individual grants up to $1,600 are available each academic semester (Fall, Winter, and Spring-Summer). These are competitive awards based on financial need, the quality of the internship, and the degree to which the internship helps support the applicant’s academic and career goals. FHSS internship applicants must be in good academic and Honor Code standing with the university at the time of application to be considered for a grant. International relations majors should apply directly to the David M. Kennedy Center to receive an internship grant rather than for an FHSS award from the Fulton or Hinckley chairs (see the Kennedy Center website for additional information). Students involved in field study experiences that are part of research in collaboration with or under the direction of a member of the faculty are not eligible for an internship grant. Students who have previously received an FHSS internship grant may apply for an additional grant. However, these applicants will only be considered for a reduced award and may not be funded at all.

Until further notice, due to COVID-19 restrictions no grants can be awared for internships where the work will be done on-site outside of the United States.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semeseter - July 15 by 11:59 PM 
Winter Semester - December 1 by 11:59 PM
Spring/Summer Semester - March 15 by 11:59 PM

No applications will be accepted or considered after these deadlines.

Grant Criteria

  1. You must currently be a declared major in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. Minors in one of the college programs or departments will not be considered.
  2. You must have been accepted for an internship before a grant can be awarded. However, you can apply for the grant while waiting for confirmation you have received the position from the internship provider.
  3. Your department internship coordinator/director must endorse the internship (see internship coordinator evaluation paragraph below), certifying that it will qualify for internship credit from your major department. Applications without this endorsement will not be considered. The internship coordinator/director will receive an email to complete an online endorsement after you submit your part of the online application. 
  4. You must register for internship credit from your major department during the period of the internship. 
  5. You must be in good Honor Code and academic standing at the time you apply for the grant and during the internship.
  6. You must commit to complete required report (see below) after completing the internship. 

Internship coordinator evaluation

You must meet with your declared major internship coordinator before completing the online internship application. For a list of department internship coordinators go here. The online internship grant application contains a drop-down box with the name and email address of each of the college’s internship coordinators. Once you submit the grant application, an automatic email will be sent to the coordinator you designate who will then complete the online endorsement. Grant applications without the internship coordinator evaluation/endorsement will not be considered.

If you are awarded an internship grant

Approximately two weeks before the semester begins, you will receive an email from the FHSS Dean's Office notifying you whether or not you have received an award. If you receive one, the funds will be credited to your University account at the beginning of the semester in which you begin the internship. You must complete the internship designated on your application and be enrolled for internship course credit during the period of the internship. After you complete the internship, you must write a report which includes photos of you at your internship. Students who do not submit this report will have their grant rescinded. Submit this report to

If your plans change or you do not receive the internship, immediately contact

Applying for the Grant

This is a competitive application with limited funds and not everyone who applies receives an award. Thus, it is very important for you to make a case in your application for how your internship and financial need fit the criteria stated in the first paragraph above. All fields in the online form must be completed. Incomplete, missing or inaccurate information may cause your application to be rejected. Poorly written statements will also reduce the likelihood your application will be given serious consideration. Be certain to proof read your application and make sure you have followed all of the instructions before you submit the form. If you have not met with the intern coordinator in your declared major about the internship and the grant before submitting the application, your application will not be considered. You must enroll for internship credit in your declared major during the semester you receive a grant. Click here to submit an online grant application.