Career Development

The Barth Summer Internship Award

Applications are now being accepted for summer 2019. Please go to the on-campus funding website to apply.

Thanks to the generosity of the Theodore Barth Foundation, Career Development 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

    To obtain your transcript, log into the ClarkYOU portal, then click Main Menu, Registrar's Office, Student Account and Financial Aid, Student Records, Unofficial Academic Transcript, and submit. You can save the page as a PDF, or take a screen shot.

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 Development/The LEEP Center

The application is available through the application portal found on the LEEP Center On-Campus Funding page. Please go there for the application portal link and the directions needed to complete the application process.

Questions? Please contact Robin Huntley at

Check out these Proposal Writing tips.

Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Interns: 2018

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

  • Nurul Nadia Fakhrol Azmi, ‘21, Physics                    
    The Borgen Project, Seattle, WA
  • Emma Landsman ‘20, Management                       
    Island Volunteer Caregivers, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Rowen McAllister ‘20, Economics                                                
    Worcester Common Ground, Worcester, MA
  • Emma Nagler ‘20, Psychology                                              
    Restorative Justice Institute of Maine, Brunswick, ME
  • Emma Narkewicz ‘20, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology                                                  
    Office of Worcester Country District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Worcester, MA
  • Becky Schaffer Dec ‘18, Psychology                            
    Rhode Island Hospital's Department of Psychiatry, Providence, RI
  • Salma Shawa ‘19, Political Science                                                        
    Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, New York, NY