Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the faculty consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship should contact their individual academic advisers.
Scholarships in the Arts
To recognize, promote, and attract students with creative talent in dance, music, theater, and visual art, Goucher offers two types of arts scholarships, awarded independent of financial need.
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
These scholarships are awarded to first-year students in dance, theatre, music, and visual arts, in the amount of $10,000 per year. The FPAS is renewable for up to eight semesters, provided the recipient satisfies the renewal requirements, including full-time enrollment, a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher, and continued active participation in endeavors related to the arts to the satisfaction of the department sponsoring the scholarship (art and art history, dance, music, or theatre). To be considered for these scholarships, students are required to submit a complete Scholarship in the Arts application in the area for which they wish to be considered by February 1.
The Rosenberg Scholarships in Music, Dance, and Visual Art and the Wilhelm Scholarship in Theatre.
Continuing students compete for scholarships, awarded in the amount of $7,500 for one year only. The Scholarships in the Arts (FPAS, Rosenberg or Wilhelm can only be applied toward billable charges (tuition, room, and board). None of the Scholarships in the Arts can be combined with a John Franklin Goucher Scholarship, Tuition Exchange, or a Tuition Remission benefit from Goucher College. In addition, students applying for need-based financial aid should note that receiving a Scholarship in the Arts will influence their demonstrated financial need and may, therefore, reduce some other portion of their need-based aid package.
Current students may apply for an arts scholarship in only one medium.
Student Work Opportunities
To find on-campus employment especially suitable for dance students, please visit the Career Development Office.