Career Services

The Barth Summer Internship Award

Applications are due each year in mid-April. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Theodore Barth Foundation, Career Services is able to offer Clark undergraduate students a $2500 stipend (6 total awards) to support unpaid, summer internships in the nonprofit sector.

This funded internship opportunity is open to Clark Undergraduate First Years, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (Seniors who will graduate in December 2016 only) who plan to complete an unpaid summer internship at a non-profit organization. Students awarded Barth Internship funding will be required to participate in an internship student panel or poster presentation during the academic year.

You may complete the internship for credit; however, Barth Internship funds may not be used to cover the cost of summer tuition. Learn more about the Internship for Academic Credit process.

Internships must be secured before the April deadline. Applications for internships that are pending will not be accepted.

Interested students should fill out an application.

The application must include:

  • a 2-3 page statement describing your internship*
  • a proposed budget (costs involved such as travel, housing, etc)
  • your resume
  • a copy of your unofficial transcript

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • the quality of the written proposal
  • the quality and length of the internship commitment (internships are expected to be a minimum of 180 hours)
  • the value of the experience to future career goals
  • past participation with Career Services/The LEEP Center

*To be considered, you must submit a complete application via Qualtrics. No paper applications will be accepted. Once submitted you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not, please contact Career Services at or 508-793-7258.

Questions? Please contact Vickie Cox-Lanyon at or 508-793-7258.

Check out the Writing a Proposal tips under Helpful Tools.

Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Interns: 2016

Career Services congratulates the following students who were awarded Barth funding to complete a summer internship this year.

  • Casey Bush ’19 (History) STAND, Washington, DC
  • Daniel Ewald ‘18 (Undeclared) The Trustees of Reservations, Leominster, MA
  • Eliana Stanislawski '17 (IDSC) AIDS Project Worcester, Worcester, MA
  • Emily Thompson ‘17 (Political Science) CISV International, East Longmeadow, MA
  • Cassidy To ‘17 (Psychology) Summerbridge Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Crystal Tang ‘18 (Econ/IDSC) Project Equity & APAPA, Oakland / Sacramento, CA
  • Tori Whitney ‘16 (Biology) UMass/Memorial Audiology Clinic, Worcester, MA