The summer is an incredible opportunity for intellectual growth, skill development, and career exploration.  Through the generous support of alumni, Amherst College is able to provide financial support for students who are pursuing low-paid or unpaid summer experiences that directly link to their personal, professional and academic goals.

How do you apply for funding?

The Summer Experience Funding Application is now Closed. Please check back later on the semester for more details.

How much money can you receive through the program?

$3,500 For students who will live at home over the summer
$4,500 For students who will be interning outside of the U.S. and/or will not be living at home

Stipends will be determined based on the support a student receives from their site (housing, transportation, food, stipends, etc.).

What are the application dates?

There will be three funding deadlines during the spring semester:

  • Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019

*There will be increasing competitiveness as the process unfolds. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early on.

How will students be selected for funding?

Funding is available to all Amherst College students. Rising juniors and Seniors will receive priority along with students on financial aid.

Priority is also giving to the internships in the following areas:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government/public service entities
  • Organizations within the fields of education, health, arts and communications
  • Off-campus research opportunities

*There is limited funding for internships outside of the above priority areas.

To be considered for funding from Amherst College, the experience must:

  • Be supervised and include opportunities for regular feedback
  • Be on site (remote internships will not be considered)
  • Foster transferrable skill development
  • Meet the Fair Labor Standards Act and any other relevant state, local and federal laws
  • Be full time - 8 weeks (240 hours)

What will the application process look like?

1. Student must have accepted an offer for an internship or research opportunity before beginning the application process. The application can be accessed on Handshake later on the semester.
2. The applicant will be prompted to answer a questtionnaire about the internship.
3. Supervisor will complete sponsor confirmation questionnaire to provide the Loeb Center with details regarding their applicants' internships.

Do you have questions about how to search and apply for an internship?

Make an appointment with Victoria Wilson, Assistant Director for Internship Programs, through Handshake or call the Loeb Center at 413-542-2265.

Do you need help with your funding application or have additional questions?

Contact the Loeb Center by phone at 413-542-2265 or by email at