What is the Internship Fund?
The Internship Fund provides financial support to students who pursue summer internships in the public or nonprofit sector between their first and second years of study. Since the inception of the Fund in 1979 (a first of its kind among top management programs), approximately 10% of each class has received funding. The Internship Fund has a commitment to ensure that students who wish to apply their skills in public and nonprofit organizations for the summer can do so without regard for financial constraints. By awarding stipends for low-paying summer internships, the Fund not only nurtures Yale SOM students’ education within the public and nonprofit sectors, but also strengthens the management of all sectors. The Fund embodies Yale SOM’s mission – to train individuals for management careers in multiple fields and sectors – and personifies Yale SOM’s spirit of cooperation and social responsibility.