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

Funding for Internships

RISD Maharam Fellowship

Image Credit: Graciela Batista 24 IL - 2023 Maharam Fellow
 

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. The Fellowship will support internship work that aspires to advance social progress or safeguard the environment or even combine both of these important issues. 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 (2023-2024) 

RISD Maharam Fellowship - Website

RISD Maharam Fellowship - Application​

 
RISD Undergraduate Internship Discovery Grant 

 

Deadline?

Early April

Who can apply?       

Currently enrolled students in First Year, Sophomore, or Junior standing are eligible. Brown/RISD Dual Degree and Architecture students in years 1-4 are eligible.

How much?

$3,000

For what?

Unique summer internships that allow you to explore a specific topic or area of interest. This may be an opportunity to dive deeper into your current studies or have an experience that takes you out of your comfort zone as you expand your skills and knowledge. Your internship may expose you to innovative art and design practices beyond your studio work or lead to future impacts within your discipline. 

When?

Summer. Applicants must be an enrolled RISD student the semester before the summer of the internship and returning to RISD the fall after the internship.

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

RISD Undergraduate Internship Discovery Grant - Guidelines (2023-2024) 

RISD Undergraduate Internship Discovery Grant - Application

 
RISD Internship Support Funds 

Deadline?

Early May

Who can apply?    

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students returning to RISD in the Fall – all current sophomores and juniors (includes 4th year architecture and BRDD undergraduates), and all graduate students who are not in their final semester. 

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. Financial need and hardship are critical factors in the selection process and awarding of these grants. Please note that funding is limited.

When?

Summer

Where?

You name it! 

Application Details

RISD Internship Support Funds - Guidelines

RISD Internship Support Funds - Application 

 

 

Turner Fund Internship Grants

Image Credit: RISD The Musical, Directors & Writers: Greg Kozatek 10 IL and Jean Kim 10 IL

Deadline?

End of April

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students returning to RISD in the Fall – current sophomores, juniors, 4th year architecture undergraduates, 4th year BRDD undergraduates, and graduate students who are not in their final semester. 

How much? 

$5,000

For what?

Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for grants of $5,000 if they've secured a summer internship in the performing arts. These grants support students in internships that engage theatrical and performance design, performance studies, and/or expose students to theatrical performance. 

When?

Summer.

Where?

You name it!

Application Details

Turner Fund Internship Grants - Guidelines

Turner Fund Internship Grants - Application