Internship and Research Grants


Internship and Research Grants help students offset personal costs affiliated with internship completion. There is a common application for all Internship and Research Grants below. All applicants will be considered for the grants for which they qualify. While criteria for each award differs, all applicants must:

The Center for Career Exploration and Success is pleased to offer Internship and Research Grants ranging from $500 – $3,000 to students meeting the minimum requirements and with a competitive application.

The quantity and award amounts will be based upon the number of applications received, level of financial need, and pay status of the internship (paid, unpaid, underpaid).

Award recipients must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Your internship grant could be taxable. Please check the IRS site for additional guidance.

Erin DunnQuestions about Internship/Research Grants?

The internship process can be challenging. Contact Erin Dunn with any questions you may have about the process.

Check back in August for Grant Opportunities!

First consideration deadline for Summer 2023 grants is May 5

Apply for an Internship/Research Grant 

Internship/Research Grant Sponsors

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Professional Attire Fund

The Miami University Professional Attire Fund provides up to $300 to students who need help buying clothing for career events or jobs.  Students may buy career wear such as dress shirts, blazers, cardigans, dress pants, blouses, belts, socks and shoes with the funds.

Funds may not be used to buy casual attire, other non-professional clothing, or uniforms. Please allow two weeks for funding to be available.

Apply for the Professional Attire Fund

Aidan McGaughy

Photo of Miami student, Aidan McGaughy

“I was awarded a grant for my undergraduate research project concerning Augmented Reality (AR). AR creates a virtual map with x, y, and z coordinates to place objects in athree-dimensional environment. As this is a bleeding edgefield, I knew very little about how Augmented Reality worked. This project has been an invigorating experience so far.

“I am excited to continue learning, researching, and developing this application throughout my college experience. I would like to thank Miami University’s Career Center again for theirgenerosity in awarding me a grant to work on this project.”

Kenzie Lee

Photo of Miami student, Kenzie  Lee

“I spent my summer at Bain & Company surrounded by devoted peers. During my internship, I grew and learned both professionally and personally. I learned a lot about myself, my interests, and how to work in a professional environment.

“I gained confidence in public speaking and sharing my opinions in front of partners and clients. I developed the mindset necessary to be a good team member and how to think through complex business problems.”

Dhruv Birla

Photo of Miami student, Dhruv Birla

“This summer, I interned as an Innovation Intern at IGS Energy, one of the largest suppliers of natural gas and electricity in the United States. In collaboration with the IT department, I completed a project with a new product no one had used before. I quickly became the expert on that technology in the department.

“I ran a training session for two full-time employees at the company, where I walked them through the process of using the product and answered any questions they had.”

2020 Recipients

$47,850 spent to support 30 internships! Congratulations to all of the students who received awards in 2020!

Jack & Karen Horrell Internship Award

  • Leslie Edwards — Kettering Health Network

Gary M. & Julia Killian Internship Award

  • Jordan Buie — St. Timothy Boarding School
  • Brianna Hanson — Talawanda Oxford Pantry & Social Services
  • Carlie Klapper — Three Valley Conservation Trust 
  • Rachel Mancuso — Equality Ohio
  • Daisy Rodriguez — MU Regional Office of Student Activities and Orientation

Career Center Internship Awards

  • Amanda (Mandy) Askari — Talawanda Oxford Pantry & Social Services
  • Aidan Das — Three Valley Conservation Trust
  • Becca Fisher — Caring For Kids
  • Erin Gallagher — The Girl Scouts Summer Internship
  • Patrick Geshan — Mansfield Destroyers
  • Mackenzie Holtz — National Security Think Tank 
  • Fiona Lawler — Cincinnati Magazine
  • Emma Leonard — Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Ben Maldonado — Discovery Lab
  • Deanna Petion — International Institute of New England
  • Mohammed Shaheen — Buckeye Institute

Summer 2022 Recipients

Career Center Grant

  • Blessing Adeyemo — Nationwide
  • Radhika Agrawal — Caresource
  • Ilyar Aisarov — Above and Beyond Studios, Inc.
  • Courtney Banner-Lynch — TQL
  • Evelynn Beyerle — Youth Challenge
  • Meaghan Cannon — Ohio State Treasurer
  • Adam Cooper — Tiputini Biodiversity Station
  • Caleb Davis — Whiting-Turner
  • Andrew Gale — Mercy Health
  • Amber Hockstok — Inside Washington
  • Tyra Jones — Hamilton County
  • Jonah Karschnik — FC Cincinnati
  • Mackenzie Lee — Bain & Company
  • Cameron Mussay — Camp Voyageur
  • Kien Nguyen — Marcus Graham Project
  • Abigail Nuro — St. Franciscan Medical Laboratory
  • Rosemarie Oakman — AGE+
  • Tara Pulit — Republican National Committee
  • Maggie Rush — RC Capital
  • Zainab Soumahoro — Georgia Pacific
  • Rian Tucker — Queer Social Work Lab
  • Dawson Wervey — Volumetrix
  • Jett Young — Citizens Take Action
  • Isaac Zawila — Saint Louis Zoo