The objective of EPIC Advantage Internships is to make sure all Earlham students have the chance to put theory to practice in internships, research, and community projects by offering students financial support. To qualify for funding, internships must be career-discerning and include meaningful, project-based work.
EPIC Advantage Internship Funding is a way for students to obtain financial support for internships, research, and that will be of benefit to their career paths. To ensure every student has access to this financial support, each student is allowed up to $5,000 of funding that may only partially or fully support an experience.
Please see the application procedures for the 2019-2020 academic year below.
To qualify for EPIC Advantage funding you and your internship must mee the following requirements:
Student Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Earlham internship program, you must:
- be enrolled at Earlham college at the time of application, during the spring semester before internship, and during the fall semester following the internship.
- have regular internet access in order to participate in orientation activities.
- complete the EPIC 171: Internship Foundations course during the spring semester prior to your summer internship.
Internship Eligibility Requirements
Your internship must:
- be a minimum of 8 weeks and 30 hours per week (for a minimum of 240 total hours).
- take place during the summer at an established organization, non-profit, agency, business, etc. (Internships should generally not be conducted at a student's family-owned business, but this may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.)
- be on-site (not virtual).
- include meaningful, project-based work that focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and abilities applicable to future employment opportunities.
- have an on-site supervisor who can provide weekly check-in meetings to discuss progress toward work, review internship goals, and write a final evaluation.
- provide a way for CGCE staff to communicate with the internship supervisor (email or phone) and a method of translation if the supervisor cannot communicate in English.
- take place in a country that is not currently under a travel warning by the U.S. State Department.
- Schedule an EPIC Advantage discernment appointment with your career coach through Handshake. While this meeting is not required it is strongly encouraged.
- Search, apply for, and secure internship. We recommend that you start your search in Handshake, but there are many other resources you may use to find internships
During the EPIC 171: Internship Foundations course, you will complete and submit your application for funding. This application will include:
*For International Students: As a part of the application process, you will need to meet with your International Student Adviser to discuss CPT and other considerations.
Course Registration Period
- Students interning outside the U.S. and not in their home country must register for a section of EPIC 171 during the first seven weeks of the spring semester.
- Students interning within the U.S. or returning to their home country for an internship may register for any section of EPIC 171 during the first or second seven weeks of the spring semester.
Your application will be submitted as a part of your EPIC 171 course.
- Students taking the course during the first seven weeks must submit their application for funding by the last day of class or March 4th.
- Students taking the course during the second seven weeks must submit their application by the last day of class or April 29th.