Toppel Internship Fund

The Toppel Internship Fund aims to support University of Miami undergraduate students as they pursue high-quality internships that foster their career exploration by reducing financial challenges.

Through the generosity of members of the University of Miami Parents Council, we are able to offer competitive awards of $500 up to $3000 for undergraduate students who accept unpaid and paid internship opportunities.

Eligibility

  • UM undergraduate students who are currently enrolled full-time
  • Applicants cannot be under any judicial sanctions
  • Applicants must not be graduating in Spring 2022

Internship Qualifications

  • Internship must be during Summer 2022
  • Internship can be either paid or unpaid
    • Minimal stipend for housing, transportation, and/or meals from your employer does not qualify as payment
  • Internship must be supervised by a full-time employee of the organization
  • Unpaid internships that are required as part of a program curriculum are not eligible
  • Organization may not be owned/run by a member of the student’s immediate family

Application Timeline

Application Deadline:  April 29, 2022

Award Decisions made by: May 13, 2022

Application & Supplemental Documents

The Toppel Internship Fund Application will collect your contact information and will require you to provide the following:

  • Specific internship information, including organization and supervisor
  • Answers to essay questions
  • Budget Expenses
  • Updated Resume (PDF Format)
  • Internship Offer Letter
An Internship Verification Form will be sent to your supervisor upon submission of your application to confirm that the position meets internship qualifications.

Selection Process

  • A committee will review each application and select the award recipients
  • Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis and evaluated against the application and supplemental documents received
  • If selected for an award, you must register for the Toppel Internship Program
  • All correspondence regarding your application will be sent to your UM email account

You may be disqualified if:

  • Application is submitted past the deadline 
  • Application is incomplete
  • There are judicial violations that occur after the funding has been awarded
  • The internship does not meet the qualifications described above

Submit your application by April 29, 2022 

For questions, contact us at toppel-internships@miami.edu or 305-284-5451.