The Summer Fellowship Internship (SFI) supports students who would like to gain experience interning for nonprofit or public sector organizations. Through a competitive application process, students are selected to engage in the Tacoma community and represent the University of Puget Sound in cultivated internship positions.

Applications for the 2022 Summer Fellowship Internship Program will open on Tuesday, February 1 and close on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Key Features

  • Program Dates: May 23 - July 25, 2022
  • A $4,000 fellowship is awarded to Summer Fellowship Internship participants
  • Students attend a weekly, two-hour community meeting
  • Students intern for 28 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Student connect with alumni speakers from various industries
  • Low cost, on-campus housing available

Application Requirements

  • 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must be returning to Puget Sound the following year
  • 5 essay questions
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 11:59 P.M.


Applications are evaluated based on essay responses and financial need. 

  1. Attend an information session.
  2. Research available internships positions and select your top 3 internship sites.
  3. Complete the online application by February 15, 11:59 p.m. You will be notified by email if you are selected as one of the finalist.
  4. Set up an appointment with CES to review your application materials.
  5. Submit your final resumes and cover letters to Experiential Learning Programs and Support.
  6. Interview at internship sites. *Note: Internship sites will select the candidates they wish to interview. Applicants are not guaranteed an interview or internship.
  7. Community partners will make offers by Friday, March 11.
  8. Confirm your placement with the Experiential Learning office by Friday, April 1.

Apply for Summer Fellowship Internship 2022 Program

On-Campus Housing for Summer Fellowship Internship Participants

SFI participants are eligible to reside in campus housing while engaged in their summer internships. Information about housing for SFI participants is available on the Residence Life Summer Housing web page.

Please note, housing reservations will be made for students only after accepting a position with an SFI community partner and are contingent upon availability.