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Unpaid Internship Scholarship for Public Service and Social Justice Internships


The Fund for Students in Unpaid Internships in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, established in 2019 with donations from 139 friends and members of the TCNJ community, provides a stipend of at least $750 for a 1 unit/4 credit HSS internship, for HSS students with financial need who undertake an unpaid mentored internship for academic credit at a site focused on public service and social justice. The eligible course numbers are 398, 399, 487 and 488. Please see the linked call for applications to find the application requirements and how to submit your application: Unpaid Internships Fund

We cannot fund retroactive applications.  You must apply by the deadlines listed below to be eligible:

Applications for Fall are due August 15.

Applications for Spring are due January 15.

Applications for Summer are due May 15 and June 15.


Please apply!  Previous winners report the benefits of this scholarship:

“This scholarship offers an excellent incentive for students to pursue internships in their potential fields. I am so grateful TCNJ has created this scholarship for unpaid internships as it has alleviated financial stress over accepting an unpaid internship in my desired field!” – Sara Kinney

“My internship at Mercer County Community College’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Center has been an extremely insightful and educational experience. I’ve been able to work in close contact with the community, engage with notable academics from all over the world, and have had the honor of working closely with survivors and experience their unimaginable stories. This internship has taught me a lot about the behind the scenes work that goes into supporting a non-profit and has ignited my passion for non-profit human rights work.” -Kasey McNulty


All scholarship questions can be directed to Dr. Lisa Grimm, Associate Dean (, or Mrs. Anne Marie Maratea, Assistant to the Dean (


School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building, Room 302
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628