Career Services

The Barth Summer Internship Award

Application Materials

2016 Deadline: Friday, April 15

Thanks to the generosity of the Theodore Barth Foundation, Career Services is able to offer Clark undergraduate students a $2500 stipend (6 total awards) to support unpaid, summer internships in the nonprofit sector.

This funded internship opportunity is open to Clark Undergraduate First Years, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors graduating in December 2016 who plan to complete an unpaid summer internship at a non-profit organization. Students awarded Barth Internship funding will be required to participate in an internship student panel or poster presentation during the academic year.

You may complete the internship for credit; however, Barth Internship funds may not be used to cover the cost of summer tuition. Please consult with the Internship Coordinator for assistance with the for-credit application process.

Internships must be secured before the April 15 deadline. Applications for internships that are pending will not be accepted.

Interested students should download an application.

The application must also include:

  • a 2-3 page statement describing your internship*
  • a proposed budget (costs involved such as travel, housing, etc)
  • your resume
  • a copy of your unofficial transcript

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • the quality of the written proposal
  • financial need
  • the value of the experience to future career goals
  • past participation with Career Services

Completed applications should be emailed to:
Attn: The Barth Selection Committee

*Applications will only be accepted via e-mail. Career Services will send you confirmation that we have received your Barth application. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please give the office a call at 508-793-7258.

Questions? Please contact Vickie Cox-Lanyon at or 508-793-7258.

Check out the Writing a Proposal tips under Helpful Tools.

Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Interns: 2015

Career Services congratulates the following students who were awarded Barth funding to complete a summer internship this year.

  • Suaida Firoze '16, (Management): The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, MA
  • Despoina Lioliou '17 (Education, Cultural Studies and Communication): Yale University Social Cognitive Development Lab, New Haven, CT
  • Alex Merriam '17 (Geography): Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Embassy, El Salvador 
  • Trang Nguyen '17 (Mathematics/Economics): Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, Vietnam
  • James Patin '17 (Undeclared): People's World Peace Project, Worcester, MA
  • Michael Strachota '18 (Undeclared): Book and Plow Farm, Amherst, MA
  • Sabina Verghese '16 (IDSC): RED, New York, NY
  • Rose Watts '17 (Environmental and Conservation Biology): University of Vermont, Burlington, VT