Spring Deadline


Provost’s Graduate Internship Award

The 2021 PGIA competition has closed.


Increasingly, graduate students are seeking positions outside the traditional tenure-track professoriate. To this end, the Graduate College has greatly enhanced its career and professional development offerings to help graduate students consider new career options and to build translatable skills. The Provost’s Graduate Internship Award (PGIA) is part of this effort. It incentivizes graduate students to independently identify one short (3-month) internship opportunity that might lead to employment following graduation. This internship program is limited to full-time students, in good academic standing, who are in a PhD or terminal master’s program.

On the importance of internships for doctoral students, see Leonard Cassuto, “Doctoral Training Should Include an Internship,” Chronicle of Higher Education (August 28, 2020).

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DEADLINE: 4 p.m., March 19, 2021