C-Step Funding Information
Who May Apply?
All UNC-CH undergraduate students who are C-STEP students, returning in the Fall 2020 semester, and who have obtained an unpaid internship or will partake in an experiential learning experience are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to C-STEP rising seniors with graduation dates in December 2020 or May 2021.
Stipends will be awarded to students based on the strength of their qualifications, proposals, and letters of reference. Proposals will be judged on their educational and career value and feasibility. UCS resources are available to assist students in locating appropriate internship sites.
How to Apply
Students applying for stipends must be returning to UNC-CH in the Fall of 2020.
- Complete the online application (you will be prompted for your ONYEN). Applications are available January 13-May 18, 2020. Before completing the application, you will need:
- Resume (use Handshake to schedule a resume critique with a career counselor)
- Information about your proposed internship
The information should include the name and location of the organization, a description of the organization’s work, the projects and responsibilities of the proposed internship or experiential learning experience, the method of supervision provided by the organization, and the dates and hours of the internship.
- A one-page statement explaining how this experience fits into your career goals (online application)
- A complete budget for your internship (online application)
The budget should include expenses, housing, transportation, food, other expenses as well as available resources such as part-time job pay, savings, other grants or stipends and family contribution.
- Submit a letter from the supervisor of your proposed internship stating his or her willingness to sponsor an intern, describing the duties of the internship and indicating that no funding for the internship will be provided by the organization for which you are working or by any other organization.
- Provide two (2) letters of reference. These letters may come from current or previous supervisors, professors, teaching assistants, volunteer supervisors, academic advisors or C-STEP advisors here at UNC or your former institution.
Applicants will be notified within 2-4 weeks upon receipt of all application material. Direct questions and all application material to: Tamara K. Taylor.