We are proud to announce the inaugural Ellen and Matt Feldman Internship Grants. The awards of $4,000 each will empower CWRU humanities and social science students to explore their passion and curiosity through the internship experiences of their choice.

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Grants are available only to students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing a major in the humanities or social sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Preference will be given to underrepresented students.

Eligible majors are those associated with CAS departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including: Anthropology, Art History, Chinese, Classics, Cognitive Science, Communication Sciences, Dance, English, French, Japanese, German, History, the History & Philosophy of Science, International Studies, Music, Music Education, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Architecture, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Theater, Women’s and Gender Studies, and World Literature.

These summer internship opportunities are made possible by Ellen (Economics and Mathematics ’75) and Matt Feldman (History ’75).

Application Process
Candidates must submit their application to bakernord@case.edu by Friday, March 29, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The application consists of the following:

  1. Application Cover Sheet
  2. Personal statement
  3. Resume
  4. Letter of reference from your CWRU major advisor
  5. Unofficial copy of your CWRU transcript
  6. A copy of the internship offer (or list of internships to which you have applied)

Grant recipients and alternate candidates will be notified no later than April 19, 2019. After notification, grantees will have until May 24, 2019 to confirm their participation in one of their listed internships or, if necessary, another subsequently approved. If grant recipients do not confirm their internship, alternative candidates will be contacted.

Grant awards will be paid in two payments.  The first payment will be processed on June 3, 2019.  The second payment will be processed on July 1, 2019, subject to the receipt of a one-page report of the internship experience thus far.  That report should be emailed during the week of June 24-28 to bakernord@case.edu.

In fall 2019, grant recipients will attend a luncheon to share their internship experiences with other students. Recipients are also expected to acknowledge the award on their resume and in media and social media coverage related to their internship.