Ecolab Scholarships for Sustainability Internships

Ecolab Sustainability Internship Scholarships

Ecolab Scholarships for Sustainability Internships

These Ecolab Scholarships provide support for students with demonstrated financial need who are interested in an unpaid internship focused on sustainability studies and/or environmental grand challenges.

Fall Internships

Ecolab Sustainability Internship Scholarships provide support for students who are interested in an unpaid internship focused on sustainability studies and/or environmental grand challenges. Internships are coordinated through the SUST 4096 (Sustainability Internships) course. Internship start and end dates will align with the academic semester (14-15 weeks, approximately September 7th to December 15).

Award: Up to $1,750

  • 4 credits + 140 hour internship (10hrs/wk) – $1,750 scholarship award
  • 3 credits + 98 hour internship (7hrs/wk) – $1,375 scholarship award
  • 2 credits + 56 hour internship (4hrs/wk) – $1,000 scholarship award

Application Opens: August 18, 2021
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021 

Eligibility: Please visit the eligibility page for Ecolab Scholarship program requirements

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students on the UMN Twin-Cities campus registered full-time in both the Spring and Fall.
  • All interns are required to weekly cohort meetings to further professional development and share experiences among peers

Application Process: 

  • All interns are required to take SUST 4096 (Sustainability Internships)  to deepen your experience. 
    • Students need to have enrolled for the class before applying for the scholarship. 
  • Scholarship candidates will need to have secured an unpaid internship position by Sept 7th to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Scholarships are only available to students selected into unpaid internships. 
    • You are not receiving a salary for your internship work. Small benefits such as occasional lunches, free tickets, and parking privileges, do not count as salary. Modest stipends (less than $100 total) also do not count as salary.
  • Scholars will receive the award at the beginning of the internship.

To Apply: Complete the online application here as soon as possible, by August 31, 2021 at the latest. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Selected Ecolab Scholars will also attend the Ecolab Scholars Cohort Program for the 2021-22 school year!

*Spring Semester internship applications will open in November. Check back for more information.

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