Funding Resources

The best way to find your first career after college is to explore experiences during college.  The good news is that you may be able to find funding to support your internship, research, volunteering, service, fellowship, or other experience.

The Piper Center, your faculty advisors, coaches and other staff members can help you apply for funding.  (The Piper Center oversees the funding highlighted with a *.)

Unpaid or Underpaid Internships and Research Experiences

Please note that the College has instituted a number of policy changes to protect the health and safety of students during a time of COVID-19 disruption

Summer 2020 Internship Funding 
Please follow this process to apply for either the Piper Center Internship Grant Award or the Johnson Family Opportunity Fund (JFOF) Award to support an unpaid or underpaid internship or similar experience that will take place during the summer of 2020.

*Public Affairs Conversation Grant (must be enrolled in the Public Affairs Conversation)

St. Olaf Internship and Research Programs

*St. Olaf Cohort Programs (Interim and summer)
Health Scholars, Kloeck-Jenson Social Impact Scholars, Svoboda Legal Scholars, Mayo Innovation Scholars, Entrepreneurial Scholars, etc.
*Pre-health Internship Programs
St. Olaf Summer Research Program (CURI)
Steen Fellowship (independent scholarship, investigation, and creativity, summer only)
Magnus the Good Collaborative Fellowships (student-faculty research collaborations, academic year)

Entrepreneurship (for profit and social venture)

*Entrepreneurial Venture Concept Grant
*Ole Cup Entrepreneurial Competition
*Davis Projects for Peace

Career Enhancing Experiences (internships, research, graduate school fees, interviews, etc.)

*Johnson Family Opportunity Fund (for students with a high level of financial need)

Conference Attendance

Academic Conferences
Co-Curricular Conferences 
*Johnson Family Opportunity Fund (for students with a high level of financial need)


Fellowship Opportunities and Resources

International and Off-campus Studies

IOS Opportunity Fund (for summer or semester programs)

Emergency Funding

Emergency Fund for Students

Funding Outside of St. Olaf

Outside Funding Opportunities