The Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund, KACIF, was created to help off-set the cost of necessarily unpaid internships – i.e., typically with non-profit, governmental, educational, and non-governmental organizations that genuinely lack the financial resources to pay salaries or wages to their interns. In 2016, and in collaboration with the Student Association, KACIF Travel was created as an additional option to reimburse students for the public transportation expenses related to necessarily unpaid internships.
In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the understanding that more students are engaging in remote/virtual Internships throughout this summer, we are expanding the KACIF Travel grant to include expenses related to remote internships (internet access, equipment needed, etc.).
Applications are now being accepted through Friday, August 21, 2020 for reimbursement of relevant expenses up to $300. For more information, including eligibility and a link to the application go to: http://go.gwu.edu/kaciftravel.
For students who are still pursuing options for the summer, check out new listings for virtual internships and virtual employer events in Handshake as well as options
GWSPH Alumni Insights: Job Searching During Crisis, Pre-registration on handshake. Virtual event takes place on June 25th