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Are you an undergraduate U student with a Fall 2024 unpaid internship?

Applications go live on Handshake on July 1.

Please note: Successful applications depend on first finding an eligible internship. Limited funds available.


Step up—your unpaid internship! 

Sponsored by Student Affairs and U Career Success

You’ve found a terrific internship to gain vital work experience and move you closer to your career goals!

The internship, while valuable, is unpaid.

The Step Up Fund fills in the gap by providing pay through U Career Success.

How does the Internship Step Up Fund work?

For undergraduate students of any major! Find an internship to take place during the 2023-2024 academic year that aligns with your major and/or career goals.

Apply on Handshake from July 1 to August 11 to be eligible for the Fall 2024 program.

Step Up interns may receive $13/hour for up to 19 hours/week for 11 weeks—that's up to $2,717. They also meet with a career coach and complete 2 final projects to share details of their internships with other U of U students.

If you are eligible for work-study, tick the box as indicated on the application. Work-study allows us to make funds available to more students.