EmpowHER Summer Internship Program

About the EmpowHER Summer Internship Program

The EmpowHER Initiative is an 8-week intensive summer program in Washington, D.C. designed to support women who have already been offered a D.C. based internship. As an EmpowHER participant, you will get “access to customized professional and leadership development opportunities, field-specific mentors, career coaching, and invitations to a variety of networking and social events. And (perhaps most importantly), EmpowHER invites you into a lifelong network of supportive BA Women—the ultimate feminist girl gang.”

The program costs roughly $8,000. However, program applicants are eligible to apply for an EmpowHER Scholarship, which is designed to offset the cost of EmpowHER tuition and summer living expenses. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation offers full and partial scholarships, as well as living stipends.

Location of award, if applicable: Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Eligible applicants:

– identify as a woman and/or female and/or nonbinary or gender nonconforming
– have applied to or been accepted to an internship (at least 20 hours a week for a minimum of 6 weeks) located in the greater Washington, D.C. area
– be currently enrolled in college or university, or have graduated within 10 months of March 31, the application deadline
– have completed at least 60 college credit hours
– for scholarship consideration, students must demonstrate financial need

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The EmpowHER Summer Internship Program application process:

Review the scholarship website for information on the requirements, application process and timeline, and to determine your eligibility.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply. Since you must secure a Washington, D.C. based internship on your own, make sure to work with your mentor(s) to do this.

Application components include:
– resume (2 page max)
– transcripts
– “BA Woman” essay
– internship offer letter, if available
– 1 letter of recommendation
– 15$ application fee

The application deadline is March 31.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  https://empowherwomen.org/

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