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 the financial challenges.

Through the generosity of the Division of Enrollment Management, we are able to offer competitive awards of $500 up to $3000 for undergraduate students who accept unpaid and paid internship opportunities.



  • UM undergraduate students who are currently enrolled full-time
  • Award can only be received once in a student's academic career at UM
  • Applicants cannot be under any judicial sanctions
  • Must not be graduating Spring 2021 


Internship Qualifications

  • Internship can be either paid or unpaid.
    • Minimal stipend for housing, transportation, and/or meals do 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
  • Internship must be in the United States


Application Details


Application Deadline:  May 1, 2021

Award Decisions made by: May 15, 2021

Application & Supplemental Documents

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

  • 1 essay (1000 word maximum)
  • Budget Form (Online Form)
  • Updated Resume (PDF Format)
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 will need to 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 
  • There are judicial violations that occur after the funding has been awarded
  • The internship does not meet the qualifications described above


Post-Internship Requirements


For questions, contact us at or 305-284-5451.