Career Services

The Barth Summer Internship Award

Deadline for summer 2018 applications: April 15th at 5 p.m.

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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 2018 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.

Students 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.

The application includes:

  • a 2-3 page statement describing your internship
  • a proposed budget (e.g. travel, housing, etc.)
  • resume
  • 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.

Questions? Please contact Vickie Cox-Lanyon at

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Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Interns: 2017

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

  • Maha Akbar '20 (Political Science), Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

  • Jessica Boulet '19 (Psychology/Law and Society), The Office of the Worcester County District Attorney, Worcester, MA

  • Leta Branham '18 (IDSC), ENDA Energie, Dakar, Senegal

  • Brian Eckelman '20 (Philosophy), New England Wildlife Center, South Weymouth, MA

  • Alyssa Pelletier '19 (Studio Art and Art History), Arts Worcester, Worcester, MA

  • Maria Pena '18 (Political Science), Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, New York, NY

  • Rebecca Silver '19 (Global Environmental Studies), Urban Adamah, Berkeley, CA