Internship Fellowship & Scholarships 

Emerson Fellowship
A Distinguished Fellowship in Public Policy in the Nation's Capital
 
The Emerson Fellowship is a public policy internship that commemorates the achievements and personal qualities of the late Congressman Bill Emerson, Westminster Class of 1959, who contributed significantly to the shaping of American public policy over five decades. It is an annual award, exclusive to Westminster College, that provides a unique opportunity to learn about the political system through direct exposure to public and private sector roles in public policy development. 

The Fellow receives a credit-bearing internship tailored to his/her particular interest, a generous stipend for living expenses, and an opportunity to meet public policy leaders in Washington, D.C. Internships may take place in a city other than Washington, D.C., as long as it is within the spirit of the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is open to juniors and seniors of any major who are planning to return to Westminster the semester following the fellowship.

Award: One $4000 

When to apply: The application process for this fellowship begins in September. Watch for an e-mail from the Internship Coordinator with application instructions.


Freedom Internship Scholarship

Kari LenzThe Freedom Internship Scholarship was established in 2014 by Jenna (Manning) and Josh Harlow '06 who are dedicated to helping students with a passion for open and free societies, entrepreneurship, and protecting the most vulnerable in the United States. The donors work with the recipients to find an internship that best fits their career interest.

Award: One $3000 and one $500 to assist with transportation to/from the internship site and lodging costs
 
When to apply: The application process for this scholarship begins in October. Watch for an e-mail from the Internship Coordinator with application instructions.

Kari Lenz, above, was the first recipient of the Freedom Internship Scholarship. She completed an internship with Americans United for Life in Washington, DC. She is pictured here with her supervisor, Mary Drury, a Governmental Affairs Paralegal with AUL.


D.C. Internship Scholarship

This scholarship was started by alumni in the D.C. area who want to encourage students to participate in an internship in Washington, D.C.

Award: $600; number of awards depends on funding

When to apply: The application process for this scholarship begins in the Spring semester. Watch for an e-mail from the Internship Coordinator with application instructions.


International Student Travel Funds Scholarship

Recognizing that some international students miss internship opportunities due to a lack of finances to get to an internship in another part of the country, a Friend of the College with specific interest in assisting international students has provided a scholarship to help cover those transportation costs.

Award: can vary each year, usually at least two $500 awards.

When to apply: The application process for this scholarship begins in the Spring semester. Watch for an e-mail from the Internship Coordinator with application instructions.

For more information on any of these:
Contact the Internship Coordinator by e-mail , call 573-592-5382