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J. Robert Maxwell’43 Student Internship Endowment

Funded by J. Robert Maxwell '43, the J. Robert Maxwell ’43 Student Internship Endowment (hereinafter, the Maxwell Internship Award) is intended to support students who can demonstrate financial need in completing off-campus internship experiences. The internship is not restricted to any geographic location, major, or type of institution (e.g. academic, for-profit, non-profit, government).


Eligibility

 Students are eligible to apply for the Maxwell Internship Award if:

  • You are currently a sophomore or junior enrolled at W&J returning to the College the following academic year;
  • You have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • You are in good financial and disciplinary standing with the College;
  • Prior to the application deadline, you have secured or you are in process of securing an internship that will be completed in summer 2020;
  • You need financial assistance to complete the internship;
  • Preference will be given to first time Maxwell candidates;
  • Previous Maxwell Scholars will be considered as funding permits;
  • Second round applications must build upon previous Maxwell experiences, and thus be a more substantive proposal

Please note the following:

  • If you wish to earn W&J course credit for the internship, you will be responsible for independently covering any associated tuition costs.
  • Maxwell funds cannot be used to pay an independent organization to provide you an internship experience.  Students using third-party internship providers are not eligible for Maxwell funding.
  • You may not combine a Maxwell Internship Award with any other W&J award including but not limited to: Magellan (research award or Franklin Internship Award), Merck, EVS Grant, etc.
  • You may apply for as many W&J awards (Magellan, EVS, etc.) as you like, and, if granted more than one, accept the award that best meets your financial needs and project goals.

Application Process

The 2020 application period is open!

Students who meet the eligibility requirements and wish to apply for the Maxwell Internship Award must submit the following documents by 5:00 PM on March 13, 2020. Please send all documents as attachments in a single email to maxwell@washjeff.edu.

  • Maxwell application 
  • A current résumé;
  • A current W&J transcript from WebAdvisor;
  • A copy of the internship offer

Finalists will be invited to interview with members of the Maxwell Selection Committee. Those who receive the Maxwell Internship Award will be known as Maxwell Scholars. Students who accept the award will be required to:

  • Successfully complete their respective internships;
  • Upon completion of the internship, submit a detailed reflective and financial report of the experience to the selection committee;
  • Work with the Development Office to update the Maxwell Family on their internship experience;
  • Complete at least one semester at W&J after the internship experience

If you have any questions about the Maxwell Internship Award, please contact Roberta Cross, Director, W&J Career Services  (rcross@washjeff.edu).