Wasserman Center Internship Grant FAQs

Still thinking of applying to the $1,000 Wasserman Center Internship Grant, but have some questions? Not to worry, see below! For any questions not covered below, please email us at wassermaninternshipgrant@nyu.edu.

Top 10 Wasserman Center Internship Grant FAQs

  1. What is the Wasserman Center Internship Grant?

  2. What is the difference between the Wasserman Center Internship Grant and the Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant?

  3. Who is eligible?

  4. Is this internship only for students interning in not-for-profit organizations?

  5. When are the deadlines?

  6. If I have already applied, can I reapply to the WCIG?

  7. How can I apply?

  8. I recently started interning and my supervisor doesn’t know me well. Should he/she fill out the supervisor form?

  9. I have more than one internship and together I reach the eligibility requirements. Can I still apply?

  10. When are decisions made and checks mailed?

Answers

  1. What is the Wasserman Center Internship Grant?

The Wasserman Center Internship Grant (WCIG) was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing non-paying internships in the arts, education, public service, not-for-profits and within other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. Typically, the Wasserman Center is able to offer approximately 100-120 $1,000 grants during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Applications are reviewed by the Wasserman Center Internship Grant Committee and representatives from various NYU academic departments.

  1. What is the difference between the Wasserman Center Internship Grant and the Global Internship Grant?

The Wasserman Center Global Internship Grant is for study away students only (including the Washington, DC site), while the WCIG is for all other students currently attending class on the New York campus.

  1. Who is eligible?

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant in the fall or spring:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled and taking classes in degree granting programs at NYU with at least a 3.0 GPA

  • Work a minimum of 10 hours per week for 10 weeks at a non-paying internship at a not-for-profit organization or within an industry that does not traditionally pay their interns

  • Students must secure the internship prior to the application deadline

  • Note: Law, MBA, and Med school students are not eligible for the grant

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant in the summer:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in degree granting programs at NYU with at least a 3.0 GPA

  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks at a non-paying internship at a not-for-profit organization or within an industry that does not traditionally pay their interns

  • Students must secure the internship prior to the application deadline

  1. Is this internship only for students interning in not-for-profit organizations?

No. The WCIG is awarded to students interning at organizations that do not traditionally pay their interns which include the arts, fashion, media and journalism, etc.

  1. When are the deadlines?

In general, the deadlines for the WCIG (NYC and Global) are as follows for each semester:

Semester

NYC

Global

Fall

Late September

Early November

Spring

Mid/Late February

Late March / Early April

Summer

Mid June

Mid June

For the specific deadline, refer to the Wasserman Job and Internship page.

  1. If I have already applied, can I reapply to the WCIG?  

If you have applied in the past, whether you did or did not receive the grant, you are able to apply as long as you meet the eligibility requirements.

  1. Where and how can I apply?

To apply:

  • Log into NYU CareerNet

  • Go to the “Jobs” tab to access the Wasserman Center Internship Grant posting – you can search for the grant in the keywords section.

  • Download the attached word documents (Application and Supervisor Form) and provide the requested information.

    • Save as separate documents (PDF) and upload them in the “documents” section of NYU CareerNet.

    • After Application, Supervisor Form, and Resume are uploaded, click “APPLY” and select these documents from the drop down menu.

    • Complete the required survey included in the job posting on CareerNet.

  1. I recently started interning and my supervisor doesn’t know me well. Should he/she fill out the supervisor form?

The supervisor form is not due until the deadline; therefore, you can wait to send in the form. If your supervisor does not feel s/he has sufficient information, it is fine for supervisors to make recommendations based off of what they have currently observed. They may also want to include some thoughts concerning the criteria used in selecting you for your internship.

  1. I have more than one internship and together I reach the eligibility requirements. Can I still apply?

Yes, you may apply as long as both internships are non-paying. You should submit  an application (make sure you list both internships and the number of hours and weeks you spend at each) and 2 Supervisor Authorization forms (one from each supervisor).

  1. When are decisions made and checks mailed?

In general, decisions are made 1 month after the deadline, and checks are mailed approximately 10 business days after decisions are made. To view dates and deadlines for the current semester, visit the Wasserman Jobs and Internships page.