Through the generosity of Hamilton alumni and parents, funding is available to cover cost-of-living expenses for students who obtain unpaid internships or “gap” funding for minimally paid summer internships.

UPDATE 6/5/23: Applications have closed including updates to intents to apply.

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From real estate to art museums to physical therapy, our students were able to participate in a variety of opportunities. See our list of recipients and what they were able to do with the help of internship funding.

2023 Recipients

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Please see our FAQ section for answers to commonly asked questions. All inquiries must be sent to sif@hamilton.edu.

Other Funding FAQ’s

Funds are distributed via Accounts Payable direct deposit (different from payroll direct deposit). Instructions can be found on the Accounts Payable webpage. Students do not have to re-register if they have received funds in the past.

You can expect to see the direct deposit around two weeks after we receive the signed contract. 

Note: A paper check will be mailed to your home address on record if you do not register for Accounts Payable direct deposit.

The funding you are receiving is to assist you in pursuing your summer internship with the primary purpose to further your personal education and training. The funding is not part of the regular curriculum and is not associated with obtaining your degree from Hamilton College. 

This funding may be considered taxable income if you are a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien. This funding is excluded from gross income only if you are a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution and if the funds are used for qualified tuition and related expenses (not including room and board). 

If you are a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien, Hamilton College will not report your funding on a Form 1099 or a Form W-2, nor withhold any amount towards the payment of federal, state, or local income taxes. You may or may not have taxes due depending on your other income, tax withholding, and filing status. For more information, U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens may wish to refer to IRS Publication 970 “Tax Benefits for Education” which is available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf. 

If you are a Nonresident Alien for tax purposes, Hamilton College is required to report your funding on Form 1042-S. Unless you are eligible for tax treaty benefits and claim them using the College’s Glacier tax software, the College is required to withhold 14% of your scholarship/fellowship payment and forward to the IRS as your tax payment. Nonresident Aliens are required to report such scholarship/fellowship on a 1040-NR. More information is available by reviewing IRS Publication 519 “U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens” available at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p519.pdf

Any questions regarding tax information should be referred to the business office: 

Non-Resident Aliens should contact Amanda Gleasman at agleasma@hamilton.edu
US Citizens & Resident Aliens should contact Gary Carrock at gcarrock@hamilton.edu


All recipients are required to complete a contract, submit a mid-way progress report, end of internship self-reflection report, and supervisor report. These reports are intended for the student to reflect and set goals for their opportunity. We find the reports are just as valuable to a student to assess the things they did not like about an industry or internship as much as what they enjoyed. The supervisor report form must be forwarded to your internship contact. We use the report to confirm that the internship was completed as anticipated and address any concerns, if any.

No. Since the funding is a cost-of-living stipend (not based on an hourly wage), students are not required to submit receipts or other budgetary documentation. The funding is calculated in order for students to manage expenses such as food costs, transportation, rent, utilities, etc. We evaluate standard cost-of-living expenses and utilize a tiered funding model to determine the maximum amount we are able to offer.

Awarded students can use this budget form as a resource for determining how to best utilize the funds. You can also talk to your career advisor about budgeting options.

If you feel the amount of the award is not enough to sufficiently cover cost-of-living expenses, please contact the committee immediately so we can properly review your award. We perform an annual review of standard cost-of-living expenses, inflation, and other factors to be sure we are offering sufficient awards. Our goal is to fund as many students as possible. 

Many students have not had to create a budget before. Students can use this budget form as a resource for determining how to best utilize the funds. Your assigned career advisor can also assist with budgeting resources and advice.

While uncommon, students occasionally experience difficult work environments, personal issues, or even fraudulent situations during their experiences. We strongly encourage any student who is not sure how to manage a particular experience to reach out to the funding committee or to their assigned career advisor. 

Remember, the Career Center will never share your personal or Hamilton email credentials with an outside company. Never provide information such as your birthdate, social security number or banking information with any outside source. If you receive an email or think you may be involved in fraudulent activity that you just are not quite sure about, report it immediately to the Career Center and to the Hamilton College LITS department at helpdesk@hamilton.edu.

Recipients will be matched to the appropriate funds by the selection committee. A list of available funds is listed below. The assigned fund will be indicated on the recipient's contract and recipients will be able to write a thank-you message in the final reflection report at the end of the summer.

Available Funds

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General Funds

  • The Joseph F. Anderson '44 Internship Fund

  • The Hamilton College Internship Fund

  • The Class of 1965 Career Center Innovation Fund

  • Summer Internship Support Fund

    The recipient(s) must be on financial aid.

  • The Class of 2006 Internship Fund

  • Scott Stephen Morris '86 Internship Fund

  • The Allen Family Internship Fund

  • Class of 1964 Internship Fund

  • Christie Bell Vilsack K '72 Internship Award

  • Jeffrey H. Long '05 Internship Award

  • The Teles Family and Goldman Sach Gives Internship Fund

Specialized/Restricted Funds

  • The Jerome Gottlieb '64 Internship Fund

    Sports and entertainment industry

  • The Jeffery Fund Science Internship

  • The Monica Odening ‘05 Student Internship & Research Fund in Mathematics

  • George & Martha Darcy Internship Support Fund

    Communications, advertising, PR, writing

  • Kevin W. Kennedy '70 Internship Fund for the Arts

  • Katharine C. Eckman ’09 Internship Fund

    Public policy or animal welfare or Children/child psychology

  • Eleanor Walsh Wertimer Internship Fund


  • Sandra Solomon Summer Internship Fund


  • The COOP Summer Internship Fund

    Summer internship in the local community. This fund is coordinated through the COOP Service office.

  • Diversity & Social Justice Project Fund

  • The Richard and Patsy Couper Grant

    Museums and libraries.

  • The Frank K. Lorenz Career Exploration Fund

    Writing and journalism, broadly defined.

  • The David K. Nichols '77 NYC Internship Fund

  • The Castelblanco Engelhardt Internship Fund

    Arts, cross-culture

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