University Career Services partners with UNC donors and the Office of Scholarships & Student Aid to provide funding support to students participating in professional development experiences such as internships, professional conferences, networking events and more. There are other departments that offer funding as well. Embark Carolina offers funding for those seeking access to global experiences, and the Honors Carolina Fellowship helps students who want to conduct research in Chapel Hill or create their own unique learning experience and travel the world. Additionally, the Carolina Covenant Professional Development Grant and International Student's office within the Office of Scholarships & Student Aid offer support.
Styled for Success
Styled for Success provides funding for the purchase of professional attire to UNC juniors, seniors, and graduate students (except MBA, MPH@UNC, MAC, Law, Medical, or Dental programs, which are served by separate career offices) who are currently receiving need-based financial aid and are actively involved in an internship or job search. Funding ranges from $300-$700 and students are required to detail their attire needs in the application. Students with a FAFSA on file with the Office of Scholarships & Student Aid, and Covenant Scholars will be given preference. DACA students are encouraged to apply as well. Approved funds will only be awarded once during your tenure at UNC. Applications are processed once a week. To learn more about interview attire, take a look at the following guidance: How to Dress for a Job Interview.
Click here to complete the required application.
Summer Internship Grant
Provides funding to help students cover the expense of travel, housing, and meals during an internship lasting at least four weeks. Undergraduate students who receive need-based financial aid, and who will be returning to UNC for the fall semester, are eligible to apply after an internship offer has been confirmed. Additionally, priority will be given to those who have an unpaid internship or whose internship experience would not be possible without additional support. Award amounts range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on an applicant's proposed budget and level of financial need.
Click here to access the application. The application will close Sunday, March 17.
C-STEP Summer Internship Stipend
All C-STEP students currently enrolled at UNC-CH, returning for the Fall 2023 semester, and who have obtained an unpaid internship or will partake in an unpaid experiential learning (study abroad, internship, research, volunteer service) experience. Preference will be given to C-STEP students with graduation dates no sooner than December 2023. See below to apply. The application is now closed and will reopen during the spring 2024 semester.