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Internship Scholarships

Sean Butler, BS '16, a 2015 Bauer scholarship recipient, describes his time as a finance intern at the Food Bank of Western New York.

The Office of Internships and Experiential Learning is proud to coordinate with our partners to provide students with the opportunity to defray the cost of summer internship tuition.

The scholarships detailed below are available to students interested in summer internships. Applications open each spring and instructions can be found in BizLink.

Graduate Internship Fellowship to Students (G.I.F.T.S.)

The School of Management graduate class has established a fund to assist students completing unpaid, credit-bearing summer internships. Students may apply by submitting an essay, application and current résumé through BizLink. All materials will be reviewed by our selection committee. Winners will receive $1,000 in tuition credit to help defray the cost of summer internship tuition.

Only graduate students participating in unpaid, credit-bearing summer internships are eligible to apply. Paid interns, Western New York Prosperity Scholars and undergraduate students are not eligible.

Internship Opportunity Scholarship Fund (i.O.S.)

The School of Management undergraduate class has created a fund to assist students completing credit-bearing internships. Students may apply by submitting an essay, application and current résumé through BizLink. All materials will be reviewed by our selection committee. Winners will receive $500 in tuition credit to help defray the cost of internship tuition.

Only junior and senior undergraduate students participating in a credit-bearing internship are eligible to apply (for-profit, nonprofit, domestic or international). Applicants will be asked to provide information about two leadership experiences they have taken part in (member of a club, teaching assistant, Management Volunteer Program, etc.). Western New York Prosperity Scholars are not eligible. 

The Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation Internship Tuition Award

The Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation Internship Tuition Award was created through a generous gift from the family of the late Charles D. Bauer, MD ’46, and his wife Mary A. Bauer to the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning. The award is available for students participating in credit-bearing internships at nonprofit organizations.

Students are required to submit an essay, application and current résumé through BizLink. All materials will be assessed by our selection committee, who will identify finalists to present to the Bauer family, who will make the final decision and select award recipients. Winners will receive $1,520 in tuition credit to help defray the cost of internship tuition.

Only domestic juniors, seniors and first year MBA students participating in an internship and who carry a GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible to apply.

If you have questions regarding these scholarships or application processes, contact Sheila Toomb at sheilato@buffalo.edu.