Each year, Career & Civic Engagement looks for students who have had an amazing internship experience during the 2015 year (Spring 15, Summer 15, Fall 15 semesters only) and award a cash prize and bragging rights! Students can be from any major - but your internship must have occurred during Spring, Summer or Fall 2015 and it needed to be for academic credit at Winthrop University. Only current students are allowed to apply, but the award is open to both undergraduates and graduate students.
This award is self-nominated which means that if you think you had an incredible experience, you need to submit your application for review! Applications are due on Friday, March 18, 2016 to the Career & Civic Engagement office (Crawford Building). In order to apply you need to put together your materials for consideration (applications without all material will not be considered).
1) An updated and professional looking resume that reflects your internship experience. Feel free to schedule an appointment with Career & Civic Engagement to get help on this! 2) A 2-3 page essay titled: "How My Internship Impacted Me." This should be an interesting essay that talks about what you did as intern and most importantly - the impact it had on you and your career aspirations. Perhaps your internship opened your eyes to a totally new career. Maybe you went in thinking you weren't that interested and came out of the internship completely blown away! Maybe you learned some pretty amazing things at your internship site that changed your world view.
Remember, this essay isn't a research paper, it's a personal essay and we want to see your personality and perspective on the impact of your internship. This is your chance to "sell us" on selecting you!
For those that may be wondering - use a normal font like Arial or Calibri in size 11 single spaced.
3) A letter of recommendation from your supervisor at the internship site you were at during 2015. This isn't your faculty supervisor at Winthrop - this is the person at the internship site who you were mentored by for your internship activities. The letter should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or it can be mailed to Career & Civic Engagement, Winthrop University - 129 Crawford Building, Rock Hill, SC 29733. Your supervisor should use this letter of recommendation to discuss your character, the impact you had on their organization/department, etc., and why you would be a good pick for the Intern of the Year.
Applications are reviewed by our Career Advisory Board members comprised of CCE Staff, employers and faculty. We will be giving the winner a cash prize of $100, and your will be honored at our annual Student Life Awards Banquet. We will also put your name on our Intern of the Year Plaque that hangs in our office.