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Federal Community Service Program

Are you work-study qualified?

The FCSP allows qualified Drew undergraduate students to apply some or all of their work study funds to earn an hourly wage working for pre-approved community service agencies.  If the work is related to the student’s field of study, Academic Internship Program credit can simultaneously be earned for this experience. Verification of workstudy eligibility must be determined through the Office of Financial Assistance prior to beginning the internship.


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deadline Summer 2014 Sayles Award

Stipend funds from the Sayles Internship Award are available to help defray costs of Jan term, Summer, Fall and Spring unpaid internships. Interns must earn credit through the Academic Internship Program and money is paid directly to interns for expenses such as transportation, tuition, background checks…etc. Deadlines vary by term; download the Sayles Award Application, Internship Stipend Worksheet and Sayles Award Guidelines by clicking on the links.

Journalism Internship Award

Scholarship money will be awarded to one (1) student conducting a credit internship. Preference will be given to English majors or minors interning in a print journalism organization.

Please check our website again during the Spring 2014 semester for an update on the availability of this award.

Other Internship Assistance/Awards

(Other opportunities coming soon – please check back frequently or call the Internships Office for updates)

Joan Albanese and Louis Eccleston Scholarship for Experiential Learning

Endowed in the year 2000 by these College graduates to support scholarships for students engaged in experiential learning or research, program costs for such initiatives, costs incurred by students for internships and other learning opportunities, and faculty development of new and progressive experiential learning opportunities or courses.

(Administered by Off-Campus Programs)

Jeannette V. Balber Endowment

Endowed in 2005 by Andrew E. Balber, to honor the long-time efforts and widely-appreciated and abiding interest of his mother, Jeannette V. Balber, in Madison and Morris County public service and Democratic Party politics and to continue the vital tradition of grassroots politics that she embodied.  Awarded to students engaged in internships in Morris County at the county or local municipal level.

(Administered by Political Science Department)

A. David Brown Endowment

Endowed by A. David Brown, University Trustee, to assist the work of Drew University’s Career Center through support of internship stipends and special projects.

(Administered by Career Center, limited and not available every year)

William E. Clark Summer Research Fellowship

Established in 2004 by William E. Clark C’91, University Trustee, to fund the participation of one physics student annually in the Drew Summer Science Institute.

(Administered by Physics Department)

John H. Ewing Center for Public Service and Public Affairs

Established in 1997 by Professor of Political Science Julius Mastro and colleagues and friends of New Jersey State Senator John Ewing.  For undergraduate education in public service careers, providing selected students with mentor contacts in federal, state, and local governments, and non-profit groups.

(Administered by Political Science Department)

Helen C. Fenske Internship Fund

Endowed in 2007 by Arthur G. Fenske P’74, ’78, Karl A. Fenske C’74, Susan Fenske McDonough C’78, and Mark Fenske in memory of Helen C. Fenske.  Awarded to students pursuing an internship in environmental studies, sustainability, or public policy pertaining to these issues.

(Administered by Environmental Studies & Sustainability)

Robert L. Fenstermacher Summer Research Fellowship

Endowed in 2011 by family, friends, students, and colleagues of Robert L. Fenstermacher C’63 in honor of his long career of teaching, his continued interest in his students, and his dedication to the entire Drew community. The Fellowship provides annual funding to support summer research by physics students or students in a related field.

(Administered by Physics/Science department)

Shirley Haselton Endowment for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research

Established by Philip Haselton in loving memory of his late wife, to annually provide support for undergraduate students conducting research in neuroscience.

(Administered by Neuroscience)

The Mary A. Hepburn Internship in Civic Engagement (available again for Fall 2014)

Endowed in 2012 by Mary A. Hepburn C’54, to support students participating in academic internships involving substantive engagement with the community, outside the University.  Expenditures may be made for stipends, plus additional costs, such as commuting, and room and board for internships pursued when the University is not in session.  At the sole discretion of the internship office of the Drew University Career Center, after receiving recommendations from the Director of the Center for Civic Engagement.

Three awards of $700 each will be available for CLA students actively involved in civic engagement.  An essay and resume are required as part of the application process.  Download the Hepburn Civic Engagement Award Application for complete details.

(Administered by Career Center)

Thomas H. Kean Government Internship Program

Kean Government Internships, established by Thomas H. Kean, 10th President of Drew University, are awarded to students who are interested in a career in government or public service and who have been chosen to participate in unpaid or partially paid internships with local, state, and federal government offices and agencies during the summer or academic year.  Through the internship program, students receive both stipends and travel and lodging subsidies.

(Administered by Political Science)

Leavell-Oberg Fellowships in History

Established in 2008 by family, friends and colleagues to honor the teaching careers of Professor Perry Leavell, who taught at Drew for over forty years, and his wife, Professor Barbara Oberg, who taught at Yale and Princeton Universities, by providing fellowship stipends for students majoring in history.

(Administered by History)

The McEvoy Internship Endowment (available again for Fall 2014)

Endowed in 2012 by The Nan T. McEvoy Foundation Fund for the benefit of Drew University’s students pursuing internships in the fields of media, publishing, and communications to offset expenses incurred.  The internship stipend is awarded annually to qualified students who demonstrate financial need at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, after receiving recommendations from the Center for Career Development and/or the Office of Financial Aid.

An essay is required along with the application and stipend worksheet: McEvoy Internship Endowment – application and internship stipend worksheet

(Administered by Career Center)

Joseph Patenaude Theatre Internship Program

Theatre internships, established in 2007 by Thomas H. Kean, 10th President of Drew University and named in memory of Joe Patenaude, beloved long-time Professor of Theatre, awarded to students who are interested in a career in theatre and have chosen to participate in unpaid internships with professional theatres.  Through the internship program, students receive both stipends and travel and housing subsidies.

(Administered by Theatre Department)

Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships

Includes the Carnegie Jr. Fellowships, Scoville Fellowship and Roothbert Scholarship; click here for full information.

Robert G. Smith Endowment for Experiential Learning

This endowment was established in 2013 to promote the study of political science and American government, and to advance the understanding of contemporary fiscal challenges facing all levels of government.  The endowment is intended for internships related to law, public administration, public policy, municipal finance and banking.  Award recipients will be selected with recommendations from the Center for Career Development and Department Chairs.  Political Science, Economics, History, and related departments may submit recommendations for qualified students.

John Warner Writing Internship Endowment

Created in 2010 by The Casement Fund Ltd. to honor Professor Emeritus John M. Warner as an exemplary teacher of English literature and language.  The John M. Warner Writing Internship Endowment will provide Drew students of English with stipends to support undergraduate academi internships in industries related to writing.

(Administered by English Department)


NJ Transit Student Discount Ticket

Save money on your commute from Drew by applying for a monthly pass student discount. Internships must be unpaid and through the school as part of a program to obtain a degree.   Official documentation of student’s current eligibility must be provided by Drew prior to purchase for discount to be applied. Go to for policy details.