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Bengal Internship Award

The Bengal Internship Award provides a stipend to students completing an unpaid/underpaid internship related to their future career goals while attending Buffalo State College. The stipend covers expenses related to unpaid/underpaid internships, including housing, food, transportation, and other incidental costs and expenses.

  • Current Buffalo State College student, undergraduate or graduate, in good academic standing.
  • Must have completed at least 2 consecutive semesters at Buffalo State, preference given to upperclass and graduate students.
  • Secured an unpaid/underpaid internship at an approved organization. *If selected, internship must be secured.
  • Internship must be a minimum of 120 hours worked over the course of at least 4 weeks. Internship must be completed between May 31 and August 18.

Complete the online application which includes:

  • Personal Info (e.g., name, banner, major, class, year, graduation, phone, email, and GPA)
  • Statement of interest (250 words) addressing "How will this internship help you reach your career goals?"
  • Budget information (housing, transportation, food, technology)
  • Internship Location (if secured)
  • Updated Resume

  • Complete the online application by April 8, 2022
  • A selection committee will review applications and select recipient(s)
  • All applicants will be notified the week of April 25
  • Recipients will be invited to the Internship Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2022

  • Selection committee can award a maximum amount of $2,000 based on the application.



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Career Development Center

Buffalo State College  •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Cleveland Hall 306
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5811  •  Fax: (716) 878-3152

askcdc@buffalostate.edu