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Highly Aided first-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to receive up to $4,500 in funding for unpaid or underpaid internship or research opportunities. Funding is intended to help students cover living expenses throughout the course of their summer employment.
Eligible Highly Aided students will receive an email with a personal application link toward the end of February.
Note: If you are applying for an internship or research opportunity through a Penn department that places you in the role (i.e. Global Research & Internship Program, CURF's PURM program, etc.), please complete that program’s application process. If you are placed in a position, we will work with that department to provide you with funding.
To be eligible for summer funding, a student must be a Highly Aided first-year, sophomore, or junior participating in a 6-12 week summer research or internship opportunity. Students are required to submit documentation that they have been offered the internship or research opportunity and complete a budget estimating their expenses and any expected earnings over the course of the summer. Your employment offer should be an official letter on letterhead offering you the position. It should include the dates of your internship and, if it is paid, how much you will be paid per hour. Finally, students are asked to briefly describe why the internship or research opportunity is relevant to their academic or professional goals.
After you submit your funding application at the link above, please complete this budget template and submit any additional requested documentation via the SRFS Document Submission Portal. When submitting documents, please select ‘Summer Experience.’
Note that this program is not intended to fund fee-based, short-term summer experiences. This funding is also not intended for summer courses. Students planning to register for summer courses, at Penn or abroad, should complete the 2023 summer financial aid application.
Applications will be received and processed on a rolling deadline.
Please contact SFS.HA@pobox.upenn.edu with any questions.