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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Internship Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports pre-final year students who wish to undertake an internship that complements their studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000
  • Undergraduate student undertaking an internship
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
13 June 2022 10 August 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • be able to demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
  • have been accepted into an internship that is determined by the faculty to complement your degree. An approved internship must be a minimum of 95 hours.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students who wish to undertake an internship that complements their studies at the University of Sydney.

b. An internship is a professional work placement that provides students with practical experience that complements their academic studies and sets them up for the graduate workforce. An internship must be for at least 95 hours over the period of the internship.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be able to demonstrate disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial including one or more of the below:

a) identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

b) low socio-economic status,

c) carer responsibilities,

d) long-term medical condition/disability,

e) sole-parent responsibilities and/or

f) regional or remote disadvantage.

c. Applicants must have been accepted into an approved internship that is determined by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to complement their current undergraduate degree. An approved internship must be a minimum of 95 hours.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. demonstrated evidence of acceptance into an internship and approval from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and

III. a personal statement that demonstrates disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial including one or more of the below:

a) identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

b) low socio-economic status,

c) carer responsibilities,

d) long-term medical condition/disability,

e) sole-parent responsibilities and/or

f) regional or remote disadvantage

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or their nominated delegate and at least one other Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences academic.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and will be paid as a one-off payment.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university with prior approval.

c. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. withdraws from the approved internship,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application, or

V. does not resume study at the end of their internship or a period of approved leave.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error. 

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.