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EPIC Advantage Internship Funding


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.

Current students can find more detailed information about the application process in the resource section of Handshake.


To qualify for EPIC Advantage funding you and your internship must mee the following requirements:

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • be enrolled at Earlham college at the time of application, spring semester before internship, and fall semester following the internship
  • have regular internet access in order to participate in orientation activities

Internship Eligibility Requirements

  • Is a minimum of 8 weeks and 30 hours per week (minimum of 240 total hours)
  • Takes place during the summer at an established organization, non-profit, agency, business, etc. (Internships should generally not be conducted at student’s family-owned business, but may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Is on-site (not virtual)
  • Includes meaningful, project-based work that focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and abilities applicable to future employment opportunities
  •  Includes an on-site supervisor with weekly check-in meetings to discuss progress toward work, review internship  goals, and write a final evaluation
  • Provides a way for CCE staff to communicate with the internship supervisor (email or phone) and a method of translation if the supervisor cannot communicate in English
  • Takes place in a country that is not currently under a travel warning by the U.S. State Department
  1. Schedule an EPIC Advantage discernment appointment with your career coach through Handshake. While this meeting is not required it is strongly encouraged.
  2. 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

1. Submit application

A complete application should be submitted to Handshake, and includes:

  • Verification, Job Description, Expectation Form (signed by personal site supervisor)
  • A detailed budget spreadsheet
  • Internship Rationale


2. Meet with staff member of CGE*

If your internship is located in a country in which you are not a passport holder, you will discuss visa requirements and considerations for global travel.

Please review international travel queries


3. Meet with International Student adviser*

Students studying at Earlham on an F-1 Visa and/or have an assigned international student adviser should consult assigned adviser.


4. Attend an orientation session

These one hour sessions will be held periodically throughout the spring semester and will provide students with critical information for having a successful internship experience.  Check the events section of Handshake to view and register for available sessions.



*These steps are only required for students that meet the criteria listed in the description


March 1st 2019

  • Students going to a country that is not their home country. (Please note that International students staying in the U.S should follow the April deadline)


April 12th 2019

  • Any student staying in the U.S.
  • International students returning home



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