Goucher Intern Fellowship

Goucher Intern Fellowship

Did you know?

  • Students who completed at least one paid internship received a job offer more quickly and had a higher first position salary than those who did not
  • Goucher wants to help you have a paid experience, so you don't have to choose between making money and gaining important career related experience

Exciting things coming for the Summer 2023 application.  Check back in early February 2023.

Award Amount


Students whose internships align with a donor's interest of "equality of women under the law" are eligible for an award of $3000.  Please explain how your internship meets this criteria in your application.


In order to apply for the Goucher Intern Fellowship, you must be:

  • Secure an internship for Summer 2023, working a minimum of 100 hours
  • Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student for Fall 2023

Priority will be given to students who: 

  • Have demonstrated financial need as evidenced by a Pell Grant or Federal Work Study
  • Will graduate in Dec 2023 or May 2024

Are there restrictions on the type of internship?

  • Internships affiliated with a Goucher faculty, staff or office are not eligible
  • A second internship with the same organization is acceptable, but only if the Summer 2023 has new tasks and responsibilities from the previous experience
  • Remote/virtual internships are acceptable

How do I apply?

Summer 2023 process updates coming in early February 2023

1. Secure an internship to be done in Summer 2023.

2. Complete the online form, which includes applicant and internship information, short answer questions (see next section), and resume. The short answers below are a crucial piece of your application.  Be as clear and descriptive as possible.

3. Request a recommendation to support your application from a Goucher professor, staff member or coach. You will include their name and email address in the application. After submission, they will receive a message asking them to email their letter of recommendation to career@goucher.edu

Short answer questions to think about before you begin the application:

  • List tasks, projects and/or responsibilities of internship.
  • How will a Goucher Intern Fellowship assist you?
  • How have you prepared for this internship? Include academic courses, extracurricular activities, previous internships, work experiences, and community service.
  • How will the completion of your internship relate to your future career and/or academic plans?
  • Are there special circumstances you think it would be helpful for the selection committee to know? If you think it meets the donor's interest of women's equality under the law, please explain.

Deadline to Apply

The process is closed for Summer 2022.  Summer 2023 will open in early February 2023.

Completed applications (online student form and letter of recommendation) will be read and assessed on a rolling selection process.  You should only submit your application after you have secured an internship for Summer 2022.  Students with a completed application submitted early and who meet the above mentioned criteria will have the greatest likelihood of being funded.  The application process will close when funds are depleted, but no later than the final ILA submission deadline.

Selection of Awardees

The Goucher Intern Fellowship Selection Committee chooses the recipients. A preference will be placed on:

  • Internships that are strongly connected to students academic and career goals
  • Internships with a high level of responsibility
  • Students with strong academic records in relevant coursework

Priority will be given to students who: 

  • Have demonstrated financial need as evidenced by a Pell Grant or Federal Work Study
  • Will graduate in Dec 2023 or May 2024

Where Can I get help locating an internship?

The CEO is here to help you. You can search through our internship listings by visiting Handshake and the other resources listed on our internship page. Also, you can work one-on-one with someone at the CEO to develop a search strategy specific to your needs.