Cawley-Sponsored Opportunities

Penner Family Experiences Fund

Apply for financial support for fall, spring, or summer experiential learning opportunities from the Penner Family Experiences Fund. Through the Penner Family Experiences Fund, full-time Hoya undergraduates can apply to receive an award of up to $4,000 to help with the financial burden of participating in an experiential learning opportunity.

Summer 2024 Penner applications are now open!

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Social Impact Internship Program

The Social Impact Internship Program (SIIP) provides stipends to Georgetown undergraduates seeking professional development in the areas of government, nonprofit, education and other fields of social impact that do not offer paid employment for interns.

Applications for spring 2024 stipends are due by 9:00 AM EST on Tuesday, November 28.

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UNXD 190

Personal Narrative and Professional Discernment

Connected to the university’s Jesuit value of Contemplation in Action and based on the Cognitive Information Processing model, this course engages students first in self-reflection and exploration. By developing and articulating self-knowledge students can create a narrative related to their values, skills, interests, and personality. Once this narrative is formed, students learn how to share their story verbally, in writing, and how this connects to vocational options and career-specific strategies such as writing resumes, interviewing, and networking. Students can register for this 1-credit course during normal course registration times on MyAccess.

Virtual Immersions and Experiential Work (VIEW)

The Georgetown Virtual Immersions and Experiential Work (VIEW) program creates opportunities for students across all undergraduate disciplines, to gain skills and experiences in the virtual workplace. The program reaches out to alumni to offer part-time projects, up to 50 hours of work, sometimes called “micro-internships.”

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The Capitol Applied Learning Labs (The CALL)

The CALL is a new signature program for Georgetown, offering one semester’s downtown residence, credit-bearing internships, and unique mentoring and networking opportunities. All majors are welcome.

Learn about CALL

Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance Externship

The Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance (GEMA) and the Cawley Career Education Center collaborate every year on the GEMA Externship Program for undergraduate seniors and graduate students. The externship takes you to meet experienced professionals in the fields of entertainment and media to give you a first-hand look at day-to-day operations in the industry.

Learn more about the GEMA externship

Venture Capital Fellowship

Spend your spring semester attending in-depth skills workshops taught by outstanding entrepreneurs followed by a 10-week paid summer internship at a high-growth company in the capital region. This year’s application deadline has passed.

Unpaid Internship Resources

We have been working with the provost’s office and other offices at Georgetown to build a site that would help you easily find and apply for funding opportunities available through the university. We hope that this new site will launch in early 2023. In the meantime, we have done our best to compile funding opportunities on the spreadsheet below.

The list is long, and possibly overwhelming. We recommend starting by looking at the Penner Experiences Fund (above) and by emailing your dean, who will be a good resource for any school-specific support. Many of these resources do not require you to have an internship or opportunity in hand before you apply. Hang in there, and please email us at with any questions or to let us know of any updates you have about these programs.