STaR Funded Internship Program

Deadline: November 30, 2011

Application form (pdf)

STaR has allocated not more than $6,000.00 for Spring Semester 2012 to provide partial funding of internships for students entering their second year of graduate learning at institutions of higher education accredited by Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

Requests for funding will initially be reviewed by the STaR Education Committee. Recommendations for funding will be made by this Committee to the STaR Executive Committee. It is STaR's intent that final determinations for funding for this cycle will be made on or about December 15, 2011.


In addition to completion of the application form, three additional documents are required. The first is a letter of recommendation from the student's academic advisor. The second is a copy of the student's graduate transcripts. The third is a letter from the individual that will be supervising the intern that details the nature of the work to be performed by the intern and the level of mentoring to be provided by the organization.

As a condition of funding, scholarship recipients will be required to write an article describing their internship experience, how the experience relates to the mission of the Division, and the knowledge gained from the internship experience. This article will be between 700-1000 words and will be published in the quarterly STaR newsletter. Images, while not required, are desired. The StaR Division will hold back 50% of each successful candidate's stipend until his/her draft article has been submitted to the Vice Chair for Communications.

Materials are to be sent via U.S. Mail or e-mailed to:

David Birchler
STaR Secretary-Treasurer and Education Committee Liaison

The Committee reserves the right to reject incomplete submittals.

The award of funding does not constitute employment by the Division, nor shall STaR be responsible for any benefits associated with employment. The recipient shall be responsible for any taxes due.