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Internship Stipend

Sigma Tau Delta offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting non- or low-paying internships. The Internship Stipend is a competitive program providing a limited number of stipends of up to $1,500 each.

The internship must involve working for an "organization" while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the intern’s duties must be consistent with the applicant’s level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length. Applicants are responsible for obtaining and providing verification of the internship. Please review the application guidelines for additional information.

The internship stipend does not apply to activities that are part of a student’s degree requirements, such as student teaching, and cannot be used to supplement a graduate assistantship.

Application Guidelines

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Sigma Tau Delta uses AwardSpring platform for the application process to apply, submit required materials, and request recommendation letters.

Register for an account with your email address and a password in AwardSpring. If you have used AwardSpring previously to apply for another Sigma Tau Delta Award you already have an account. More about your AwardSpring account.

The next application period is April 12 - 26, 2021. The application link, guidelines, and instruction steps will be posted here on April 12.

Application Deadline and Notification

Applications will be accepted Monday, April 12 through Monday, April 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT). Notifications will be made by May 25. Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to sigmatdapply@niu.edu.

Following the internship, stipend recipients are required to submit an article (400-600 words) for WordybyNature, the official Society blog, sharing such things as how the internship contributed to their professional growth or field of study; its impact on their future career plans; and the importance of the funding to the internship experience.

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Past Recipients

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