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Each year, MassArt awards 40+ $2,000 Internship Incentive Awards to undergraduate students. 

The internship awards are need-based and are offered to help selected students off-set the cost of completing an approved credit-bearing internship. Selected students have not earned a prior Bachelor’s degree and are in good academic standing. There is no application - students who meet eligibility requirements are in automatic consideration. 

Recipients of the award are selected by the Office of Student Financial Assistance in early June and awards are distributed by the end of June.



  • You must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program of study, have not earned a prior Bachelor’s degree, and be in good academic standing. 

  • All undergraduate students with a registered internship are eligible, including MA, out-of-state, and international students.



  • To be considered, you must have registered a credit-bearing internship for 3 elective credits internship for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semesters, or register a credit-bearing internship for 3 elective credits for the Summer 2024 semester by May 17th, 2024.

  • Internships must be registered for credit following the requirements of the 3 elective credit Internship Program. This means they must  be submitted & approved through the Handshake platform by the internship deadline for the semester that the internship takes place. To start the process, login using your MassArt Net ID. From the Home Page: Career Center>Experiences>Request an Experience.

  • Students who register an unpaid or paid internship are eligible to be considered for this award.

  • Please be advised that we do not accept retroactive credit.


Additional considerations:

  • That there is no guarantee of receiving the award; do not plan your internship to be contingent on receipt of the award. 

  • The award is not payment for an internship; the award is designed to help off-set the costs of completing an internship for credit.

  • Applicable taxes will apply to the award amount.


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