The Career Preparation Resource Fund aids students in completing unpaid career-related experiences (co-op/internship). It helps students who would not normally be able to take on an unpaid career-related experience or would have a difficult time doing so. BFA undergraduate and MFA graduate students are eligible to apply.
How does it work?
- Student identifies and secures an unpaid internship related to their field of study, preferably
with an accomplished RIT alumna/alumnus.
- Student may work with a variety of resources, including faculty and the Office of Career Services
and Cooperative Education, to find an unpaid career-related experience.
- Student submits application, including all necessary supplementary materials.
- Applications are reviewed, and if approved the student will be asked to sign and return a contract.
- If approved, the student is responsible for making and paying for their own travel arrangements, reservations, and other expenditures. The fund will help to offset a percentage or all of the costs.
- The student works with their School’s Senior Staff Assistant to set up a substantive allowance account that is funded in incremental payments over the duration of the internship.
- Student are required to submit a written Activity Report at the completion of the internship.
Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Career Preparation Resource Fund:
- Current, matriculated BFA undergraduate or MFA graduate student in the College of Art and Design.
- Must have completed two academic terms and is in good standing.
- Secured an unpaid career-related experience, preferably with an accomplished RIT alumna/alumnus.
You must complete the application form and email it by the deadline with the following supplemental documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The PDF documents must be downloaded and completed using Adobe Acrobat.
- The forms require a digital signature. If you have not created a Digital ID, please follow the provided tutorial: How to Create a Digital ID for Adobe Acrobat