Students can apply to these RISD grants for assistance in funding internship opportunities.

Funding for Internships

RISD Internship Support Funds - Summer 2021

Deadline?

May 5, 2021

Who can apply?    

Currently enrolled Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students who are returning to RISD in the Fall of 2021.

How much?

$1,000

For what?

Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for grants of $1,000 if they've secured a summer internship that is unpaid, low-paid, or presents financial challenges, especially due to the continued impact of Covid-19. Financial need and hardship are critical factors in the selection process and awarding of these grants. Please note that funding is limited.

When?

Summer 2021

Where?

You name it but you must follow RISD’s Summer 2021 Internship Travel Restrictions

Application Details

RISD Internship Support Funds - Guidelines

RISD Internship Support Funds - Application

 

RISD Maharam Fellowship

Deadline?

Mid-February

Who can apply?       

Currently enrolled Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Fifth Years, and Graduate Students.

How much?

$5,000

For what?

The Fellowship focuses on two of the most urgent issues of our time - social justice and sustainability - and will support projects that aspire to advance social progress and safeguard the environment.  The nature of the internship should explore the role of innovative, critical, creative thinkers to solve problems and demonstrate the various ways artists and designers can have a positive impact.  

When?

Summer. The internship may take place the summer after graduation.

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

RISD Maharam Fellowship - Guidelines
RISD Maharam Fellowship - Website
RISD Maharam Fellowship - Application

RISD Undergraduate Internship Grant

Deadline?

End of March

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate First Year, Sophomores, and Juniors.

How much? 

$3,000

For what?

•    The Creative Group (TCG) Fellowship supports internships in graphic design, interactive design, digital marketing, and advertising that are unpaid, low-paid, or present financial challenges.
•    The Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship supports internships which employ creative thinking to solve problems, drive economic development, or address social issues that are unpaid, low-paid, or present financial challenges.

When?

Summer. Recipients must be returning to RISD in the fall after the internship.

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

RISD Undergraduate Internship Grant - Guidelines

RISD Undergraduate Internship Grant- Application

 

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