The Association is thrilled to share that it has established an Internship Stipend Program. The goal of this program is to provide our U.S. & Canadian Scholars with the financial support needed to partake in a summer internship and gain relevant work experience.  Stipends are available for Scholars in good standing that are pursuing an unpaid/ underpaid summer internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Though these types of organizations provide an excellent opportunity to bring classroom learning to life, we recognize that they often cannot compensate their interns. The Association will provide stipends of up to $5,000 to between 10 and 20 Horatio Alger Scholars each summer. Applications open on March 1, 2024 and close on April 15, 2024.

Scholars may apply if they are planning to participate in an unpaid or underpaid internship with any of the following types of organizations:

Recipients of the stipend program will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 for participating in an internship in the Summer of 2024.



Internship organization type must be one of the following:
To be eligible, the internship experience must meet the following criteria as outlined in the NACE position statement on US internships:
Additionally, to be eligible for the Horatio Alger Internship Stipend Program:

As part of the application process, you will be required to
upload your resume and internship cover letter.

Please do not begin this application until you have your cover letter and resume ready.

The Horatio Alger Association Internship Stipend Program is a competitive process. The selection committee may have more Scholars apply than available funds. To make your application as strong as possible, please consider the following components:

The application for The Horatio Alger Association Internship Stipend Program
is now open from March 1, 2024 until April 15, 2024.