Pathways to Professions 2021 Summer Internship Stipend Program

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) encourages all of its students to complete at least one internship before graduation as it will facilitate career exploration and job marketability. However, the majority of nonprofit and government internships are unpaid, which can present challenges to those students pursuing this type of work, but cannot afford to take time off from their paid-jobs. This is why generous Temple CLA alumni have provided donations to offer a $2000.00 stipend to a select group of students completing unpaid internships for the summer of 2021. Please read below for more information about eligibility and how to apply for consideration.

To apply for stipend, you must meet the following conditions:
Commit to securing an internship by April 5, 2021. The Joyce K Salzberg Center for Professional Development team is available to support and facilitate students’ internship search and application before this date.

Internship must meet the following criteria:

  • Non-credit bearing
  • Unpaid
  • Minimum of 150 total hours between May and August of 2021
  • Work is off campus, not Temple University affiliated
  • Both domestic and international internships qualify for stipend
  • Meets the National Association of Colleges and Employers legal internship criteria
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate student with a primary major declared in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Have a $0 tuition balance by May 1, 2020 and not be in Temple University financial delinquency
  • Have a $2000.00 unmet Temple University financial aid need (schedule appointment with Student Financial Services for this information)
  • Be currently registered as a full-time student and be a full-time student during the fall 2020 semester
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Have not received the Pathways to Professions Summer Internship Stipend in the past
  • Will not receive other stipends or grant funding for the summer 2020 internship experience (only exceptions are transportation coverage and/or parking)
  • Must agree to share information and updates about internship site and time tracking with Joyce K Salzberg Center for Professional Development team
  • Must commit to completing a light load of professional development assignments in partnership with Joyce K Salzberg Center for Professional Development team during summer of 2021
  • Must be in agreement with the stipend disbursement method. See below.

Stipend Disbursement Method and Details

All Pathways to Professions Summer Internship Stipends are applied as scholarships for the Spring 2021 period to your bursar billing account through Student Financial Services and will be paid in one lump sum as a refund at the end of June. Stipend recipients must comply with the following rules and stipulations shown below, enforced by the Department of Education:

  • To be eligible to receive the award, your Bursar account for the spring semester 2021 billing must be current. Any outstanding balance for the spring 2021 will be paid by the award.
  • Payments are received via a refund from your bursar account. Students with direct deposit setup on their bursar account will receive stipends to the currently listed bank account, but if no direct deposit is setup, students will receive a mailed check to the permanent address listed. Students can set up direct deposit via TUpay on the Student Tools Tab of the TUportal.
  • /*Please note that mailed checks will take a few extra weeks to receive.
  • If you have received loans and/or financial aid up to the limit of the full cost of attendance during the 2020-2021 academic year at Temple University, your internship stipend will lower the loan amount and not be paid out as a refund. –Please contact or visit Student Financial Services to speak to a representative about your specific account if you are not sure. If you find when speaking to them that there is any issue with you receiving this award in the summer, please contact the Joyce K Salzberg Center for Professional Development team asap.
  • All or a portion of your award may be included in your gross income to the extent that the aggregate amount you receive exceeds (a) tuition and fees required to enroll in, or to attend an educational institution, or (b) fee, books, supplies and equipment that are required for the courses of instruction at Temple University. See IRS Notice 87-31. Therefore, you may be liable for federal income taxes on all or a portion of the award. If you are uncertain as to the federal tax treatment of your award, you should seek the advice of a tax professional. The Internal Revenue Service also provides guidance in their Publication 520, Scholarships and Fellowships. The publication can be obtained from the IRS website at www .irs.gov.

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  • Application OPENS on Monday, November 30, 2020
  • And CLOSES Friday, January 29, 2021
  • Applicants will hear back by the last day in February

Please send any questions or concerns regarding the Pathways to Professions Summer Internship Stipend Program to clasalzbergcenter@temple.edu.