National Internship Scholarship and Housing

The Hinckley Institute provides free housing to unpaid interns working in Washington, DC, as well as a scholarship stipend of $400 per month for the duration of the semester. Paid DC interns receive pro-rated rent of $450 per month for the duration of the semester. All interns accepted to the DC program are eligible for this funding, there is no need to submit a secondary application.

IMPORTANT: Interns who have already graduated from the University of Utah are NOT eligible for scholarship funding. We accordingly recommend students interested in interning at the end of their senior year to defer graduation for one semester so that they can qualify for scholarship funding. 


National Scholarship for Interns Outside the DC Area

The Hinckley Institute provides academic credit for students who participate in qualifying national internships outside the DC area through our Set Up Your Own program. Scholarship amounts for this program range from $500-$1,000 depending on the application and need assessment. Interns must apply two weeks before the internship start date.

IMPORTANT:  Interns who have already graduated from the University of Utah are NOT eligible for scholarship funding. We accordingly recommend students interested in interning at the end of their senior year to defer graduation for one semester so that they can qualify for scholarship funding.

Scholarship Requirments

  • Must be a degree-seeking student at the University of Utah

  • Student must participate in a national internship outside of Washington, DC, and be registered for HNKLY credit

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, lawfully present in the U.S., or have graduated from a Utah high school.

  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

*Scholarship funds will be released two weeks after the start of the semester


Additional Funding

Federal Student Aid

Apply for federal student aid by completing a FAFSA form. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Bill Rishel Loan

The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program for matriculated students at the University of Utah.

University Scholarships

Search for additional funding through the Uā€™s scholarship database and access thousands of dollars in additional student aid.

Hinckley Scholarships

Learn more about academic scholarships offered annually through the Hinckley Institute to students of all majors and academic levels.