Funding for Internship Experiences – Business Program

Through the generous support of the Germer-Taub Business Leadership Endowment, in partnership with the Business Program and Career & Professional Development, we are able to offer funding for internship opportunities. Details about the fund and the application process are outlined below. Please note, that funding is open to Abington students who are rising juniors and seniors only. Please direct any questions about the fund to the Director of Career & Professional Development Tina Vance Knight.


Germer-Taub Business Leadership Endowment Funding for Internships

Application Deadline:

April 16, 2021

Eligibility Criteria:

The Germer-Taub Business Leadership Endowment Fund for Internships exists thanks to the generosity of Steve Taub. The fund awards up to $3,000 to Business students on the Abington campus who are pursuing required or exploratory business-related internships. Please review the following eligibility criteria carefully:

  • Rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply
  • Students can pursue a paid or unpaid opportunity
  • Internships must be a minimum of 200 hours, at one organization, with a duration of at least 6 weeks
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing an internship during the summer, but all students are encouraged to apply
  • Students must be returning to the college after completion of the internship (you cannot graduate the same semester you are interning)
  • All applicants must be committed to completing their education at Penn State Abington

Application Process:

To apply, a student must submit the following documentation / application. The application process is competitive and all application materials should be well-written.

  • Statement of interest (no more than 800 words total) addressing the following points:
    • What is the connection between this internship and your career goals? How do you hope to benefit from the internship? How has your academic coursework prepared you for this internship?
    • In what way would funding help better enable you to pursue an internship? If relevant, outline any costs you anticipate incurring gas a result of the internship.
    • List any other sources of funding that you have applied for and/or will receive (internal to Penn State or external). Please note the amount of the funding and when you anticipate hearing a decision.
  • Up-to-date resume
  • Internship posting or position description
  • Budget (demonstrating the intended use of internship funds). Please complete the attached budget worksheet
  • Provide proof of the internship opportunity by having your employer complete one of the letter templates found here. Note – if you are pursuing a non-credit internship, have your employer complete the following non-credit letter template found here
  • If you are seeking a credit-bearing internship, you must complete the Internship application with uploaded internship letter. Follow the instructions found here

If awarded funding, all participants must complete a letter of appreciation upon completion of the internship to the Germer-Taub Endowment outlining the value of the experience.