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Fall 2023 applications are now closed.

Applications for Spring 2024 funding will open November 7, 2023.

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


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 and Student Affairs.

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 by September 15, 2023 to be eligible for the Fall 2023 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.

Spring 2024 applications dates will be announced by December 2023.