Funding Opportunities for Internships

SUNY Oneonta is committed to making internship experiences available to all students on campus. We are pleased to offer several internship funding options for SUNY Oneonta students. By completing the application form, you will be considered for funding for internship-related expenses including transportation, living expenses, technology, and more!  

Please review application instructions for the appropriate term before submitting the electronic form.

Note that the Career Development Center only awards funding to students completing internships for academic credit. 

  2024 SPRING Application

Application Form

Complete the online application form to apply for funding. Note: applications for Spring 2024 will open on January 3, 2024. 

It is important to note that there are two ways to complete your funding application. You may: 

  1. Apply for pre-approval. Apply for funding before you begin looking for your internship. Example: Students who want to intern in New York City, but don’t have access to transportation, may want to apply for guaranteed train fare before looking for a specific internship. 

  1. Apply for funding with an approved internship. You must have an approved internship in Handshake.  

Note: This application is separate from your application to gain credit for an internship. Funding up to $3,000 will be awarded. 

Key Dates

Please review the dates below before submitting your internship funding application.

Regular Funding Round
Spring 2024 January 3, 2024 February 2, 2024
Summer 2024 May 3, 2024 June 3, 2024
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024

September 15, 2024

Pre-Approved Funding Round
Spring 2024 October 14, 2023 November 15, 2023 February 2, 2024*
Summer 2024 March 14, 2024 April 14, 2024 June 3, 2024*
Fall 2024 May 3, 2024 June 3, 2024 September 15, 2024*

 *Note: Students who received pre-approved funding must have an approved internship by this deadline.

Pre-approved funding is available so you can feel confident in applying for internships that have additional costs. For example, if you would like to apply to internships in a certain region that requires transportation costs, a pre-approval for train fare can alleviate limitations on your internship search. 

To apply for pre-approved funding: 

  • Meet with your faculty sponsor to discuss the possibility of doing an internship and where you might want to do one. 
  • Complete the application form before the pre-approval due date and indicate that you are applying for pre-approval.  

Important: If you receive pre-approved funding, you must have an approved internship by the deadline listed in your award letter. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of awarded funding.

Funding can be applied for the following expenses:  




Transportation includes gas, train fare, bus fare, etc. For gas expenses, please include estimates based on distance traveled, your car's miles per gallon, and current gas prices per gallon. For example: "I will travel a total of 300 miles during my internship (10 miles each way--20 miles/trip-and I will visit my internship site 15 times. My car gets 25 miles/gallon, so I will use 12 total gallons of gas during my internship. Gas is currently $3.89/gallon. The total estimate of my gas expenses is  $46.68."


Certain positions may have a dress code or required safety materials. Please include a specific estimate for clothing, based on an internet or brick-and-mortar quote. For example: "I need to wear a blazer and a white shirt while at my internship. Based on an internet search, blazers cost $34.99 at TJ Maxx. White button-down shirts cost $24.99. I would like to purchase three of each, bringing my clothing estimate total to $104.97 (blazers) and $74.97 (shirts), or $179.94."   

Lost Wages 

To be considered for lost wages you will need to provide a calculation of the lost amount based on your current position as well as what those wages cover.  

(Hourly rate at current position) x (Hours lost at position due to internship) = (Funding Recommendation) 



This can include groceries, on-site lunches, etc. Be specific: How many lunches? What is the average cost of lunch?  


Be specific when including anticipated housing costs for the specified area. 


Include cost of the specific device, program, equipment, etc. Use a specific quote from an internet or brick-and-mortar search.  


Additional supplies required for internship: be specific!


  • You must include itemized amounts for your funding requests to be considered. Applications without a specific amount requested will not be considered.  
  • Typically, funding awards fall between $250-$3000.  
  • Your application will be considered for full or partial funding. This means that while you may not receive all the funding you requested, you could still be awarded a portion of the total amount.  

By applying for funding opportunities, you will be considered for the available internship funding opportunities listed below.  

The Dewar Foundation Fund for Internship Support 

The Dewar Foundation Fund for Internship Support helps make internship experiences more accessible to students. Permanent residents from Otsego County and contiguous counties (Delaware and Chenango) are eligible to apply. Award preference goes to current students that graduated from Oneonta High School. 

Note: Enrolled students interning both domestically and internationally for academic credit are eligible to apply for support. 

The Helen & Michael Casper Fellowship for Internship Support 

The Helen & Michael Casper Fellowship for Internship Support has been created through the charitable gifts of Andrea Casper ’75 in honor and memory of her parents. The Fund is intended to help make internship experiences accessible for SUNY Oneonta students. The Helen & Michael Casper Fellowship for Internship Support was established through Possibilities Full of Promise, the 125th Anniversary Campaign for SUNY Oneonta, and recognizes the impact that participating in an internship can make on a student’s educational experience and career. 

Enrolled students interning both domestically and internationally are eligible to submit an application for support. 

The John Kaelin ‘77 Internship Fund 

The John Kaelin ’77 Internship Fund is used to make internship experiences more accessible for SUNY Oneonta students. Examples of eligible expenses to be paid from this fund include but are not limited to transportation costs and living expenses and may include stipends to students participating in low-paying internships. 

Note: Students participating in US-based and international internships are eligible for this funding. 

Have Questions?

  • Reach out to the Career Development Center to book an appointment with a Career Counselor.
  • Email for specific questions about internships.
  • Stay connected with your Faculty Sponsor for requirements specific to your internship experience.
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