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

Funding for Internships

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 Internship Support Funds 

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Deadline?

Early May

Who can apply?    

Currently enrolled Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors (Architecture), and Graduate Students who are returning to RISD in the Fall.

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 but you must follow RISD’s Protocols for Travel

Application Details

RISD Internship Support Funds - Guidelines

RISD Internship Support Funds - Application 

 

 RISD Undergraduate Internship Grant

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These grants are generously supported by:

Deadline?

End of March

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled undergraduate First Year, Sophomores, and Juniors.

How much? 

$3,000

For what?

  • Robert Half International: Internships in graphic design; digital, UX, web design; digital marketing; and advertising.
  • Textron Charitable Trust: Internships that employ creative thinking to solve problems, drive economic development, or address social issues. 

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 Grant - Guidelines

RISD Undergraduate Internship Grant- Application

 

 

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