Professional Development Award

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Professional Development Award


Psychology alumni have donated funds to the Shape the Future Today campaign to promote internships. They have created a Professional Development Award. This award will

  • provide financial support for qualified undergraduate students in psychology who take on unpaid summer internships related to their field of interest .
  • be made each year and depending on the availability of funds and quality of applications, 2 – 5 awards of $1,000 - $2,500.
  • Eligibility

    Current UIUC Psychology undergraduate students who have:

    • secured an unpaid summer internship lasting for at least six weeks with a minimum of 160 hours of total work performed.
    • registered for the Capstone Internship Seminar for the fall semester.
    • a minimum UIUC GPA of 3.0 both in the major and overall.

    How to apply:

    Submit a completed application packet to the Department of Psychology’s Undergraduate Advising Office, Room 10, Psychology Building, on or before Monday, April 30, 2012 at 5:00pm.

    Application Packet Checklist (one copy of each of the following):

    • Completed Application Form
    • Responses to Essay Questions
    • Proof of Internship (offer letter from supervisor must confirm dates, total hours to be worked, and that the internship is unpaid)

    • Resume

    Please contact Gary Wszalek ( for more information.

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