The Joseph G. Carson Internship Scholarship
The Department of Economics is proud to announce the Joseph G. Carson Internship Scholarship. This program is designed to support undergraduate students majoring in Economics and Business Economics who earn credit through internships.
Internships can provide valuable experience that can greatly improve a student's opportunities in the job market after graduation. The intent of the scholarship is to give students financial support so they can pursue internships that they otherwise might not have considered. For example, the scholarship could help defray the living expenses of an internship at a financial institution in New York City or a government agency in Washington D.C.
First priority will be given to students who intern outside the Youngstown-Warren metropolitan area. The second highest priority will be given to unpaid internships within the local metropolitan area. The maximum scholarship will be $4,000. Factors deciding the amount of the scholarship will include financial need and the amount of additional living expenses resulting from the internship. The internships can be completed during the regular school year or the summer term.
To qualify for the scholarship the student must identify where they will intern. The student must register for ECON 4870, Economic Internship (note that the prerequisite for this course is a GPA of 2.5 or higher). Since setting up an internship takes time, students are encouraged to meet with the department chair well in advance of when they hope to intern. Students are encouraged to schedule a meeting to talk about different possible opportunities for internships even if they do not plan to pursue an internship in the upcoming term. Students hoping to intern during the upcoming summer should meet with the department chair as soon as possible. For more information about the scholarship and an application form please contact Dr. Tod Porter, Chair, Department of Economics at tsporter AT ysu DOT edu or 330-941-3428.