Summer Internship Grant

Author: Linnie Caye

The Boehnen Fund for Excellence in Gender Studies Summer Internship Grant

The Boehnen Summer Internship Grants are competitive grants that are awarded annually to Notre Dame Gender Studies undergraduate students who have secured unpaid summer internships that will help them analyze, understand, and gain valuable work experience in fields pertaining to Gender Studies. The internships may be at any organization or business, inside or outside the United States, insofar as the student makes a persuasive case for its relevance to his or her Gender Studies education. Our expectation is that the Boehnen Summer Internship Grants will help to offset living expenses for the students as they undertake their unpaid internship work; to that end, the student is expected to work full-time for the sponsoring agency, business, or organization (as they define full-time) and to explain to their supervisor that they have received funding that enables them to work full-time. All currently enrolled Gender Studies Majors and Minors are eligible to apply for these grants. The typical amount awarded is $2500. The typical length of the internship should be a minimum term of five (5) weeks with a maximum term of eight (8) weeks. However, the award amount and length of internship term are negotiable with respect to the specifics of each internship and these specifics should be described in detail in the “Statement of Purpose” of the grant application.

Application process

Applications can be obtained online or through the Gender Studies Program Office. Applications are due BY NOON on the Second Friday in April and should be sent electronically to

Internship Grant Application (pdf)

Waiver and Release (pdf)

Internship Supervisor Report (pdf)

Journal and Final Requirements (pdf)


The grant money will not be released to the student until he/she has submitted written confirmation of the internship to the Gender Studies office; the internship must be confirmed by May 15 to avoid forfeiting the grant money.


For questions concerning internship opportunities or the application process please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies at 631-8635.