St. Olaf Funded Internships

Funding for Unpaid or Underpaid Internships (Interim or Summer)

Funding for students pursuing unpaid or underpaid internships. Can be applied to any internship, rotational shadowing, or research experience students find themselves that meet the minimum parameters. 

Johnson Family Opportunity Fund (Year-Round)

Support for students with demonstrated financial need, with a preference to students who are also first-generation college students, who plan to pursue academic enhancing experiences, pre-professional training, and graduate school preparatory opportunities that would otherwise not be possible due to finances.


INTERIM

Mayo Innovation Scholars

An opportunity for students with academic background in any of the natural sciences, economics, management or media studies, mathematics, or with other relevant experience to evaluate projects submitted to the Mayo Clinic Ventures. 

Norway Innovation Scholars

A unique opportunity to spend four weeks in Norway performing market analysis, evaluating intellectual property issues, and creating a strategic plan. 


SUMMER

Davis Projects for Peace

An invitation to undergraduates (including seniors) to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer with $10,000 in funding. One, and possibly two, projects from St. Olaf typically receive the award.

Finance Scholars

Pilot program that provides an opportunity for students to explore a range of career paths within the finance industry, clarify their focus in finance, and gain professional networking experience to more effectively launch a career. 

Community Development in Asia

A unique opportunity for students from any academic background to live and work on an organic farm with rural leaders from Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Language skills are not required.

Kloeck-Jenson International Development Scholars

A program to support and fund unpaid summer internships (up to $4,000) that promote international development and social justice.

Legal Scholars

Allows students to perform intensive legal research and serve in a legal support role to social impact oriented law clinics at the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, and William Mitchell College of Law law schools. 

Mayo Innovation Scholars

An opportunity for students with academic background in any of the natural sciences, economics, management or media studies, mathematics, or with other relevant experience to evaluate projects submitted to the Mayo Clinic Ventures. 

Rockswold Health Scholars

Clinical and research program that provides current St. Olaf students an unparalleled hands-on experience at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN. 

Health Scholars at the Mayo Clinic

Pilot clinical and research program that provides current St. Olaf students an unparalleled hands-on experience at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Social Entrepreneurship Scholars

An opportunity for students to explore social impact careers, gain professional experience and develop as leaders.  Students complete full-time internships  while participating in regular academic and vocational reflection.