The James B. Tafel Summer Internship Scholarship Program
The Purpose of the Fund
The James B. Tafel Endowed Internship Fund was established in 2001 to enable Pitt Business students to accept challenging internships that prepare them as outstanding business leaders for the 21st century. Fellowships are awarded for significant, professional business internships which provide little or no compensation for the Pitt Business student. This could include young, fast-growth companies, not-for-profit organizations, or unfunded project work within a company division.
All applications are accepted in the Pitt Business Tafel Center Office of Career Development.
Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018
Due to limited funding and a potential increase in the number of applicants, the Pitt Business Career Development Office reserves the right to award the scholarship to students based on the following criteria:
- Those with internships in nonprofits, start-ups, and other companies where total global staffing is less than 100 employees
- Financial need
Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Your cover letter should convey your enthusiasm for the opportunity to be selected for the scholarship.
- Be enrolled full-time in the College of Business Administration as a BSBA or double-degree student
- Have a 3.0 or better GPA
- Be enrolled in the Pitt Business OCC program
- Submit an application for the Tafel Program
- Submit a current resume and a cover letter explaining how the internship fits into your career development and how the Tafel Scholarship could help you achieve the internship
- Must have secured an internship that is not part of an internship placement program (e.g., Pitt in London, the Pitt Business International Internship Program, University of Dreams, etc). Please contact Career Development if you have questions regarding this requirement.
The organization must:
- Be an incorporated (Inc., LLC, LLP, etc.) entity
- Have an employee designated as supervisor to the Tafel Fellow
- Agree to complete a final performance appraisal for the intern
- Provide the intern with a written hire letter for the internship position
- The job must be a challenging position within the intern’s field of interest. The job must contain no less than 80% professional work in either Accounting, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, BIS, and/or Supply Chain Management
- Provide the intern with a written and signed job description
- May only have a maximum of two Tafel awardees during the period of the award.
Criteria for Awarding Tafel Fellowships
- Academic achievement in Pitt Business
- Quality of previous work experience
- Professional skills that are aligned with the job requirements
- Financial need
- Quality of the work and the supervision offered to the intern
- Quality of the company and the company’s rationale for an unpaid internship position