SAAHP Career Investment Program Tops $1 million in Support for Student Interns
More than $1 million in funding for student internships has been provided since 2012/13 through SAAHP’s Career Investment Program, supporting students working in more than 100 firms and organizations in the US. This includes:
$1,072,887 in discipline-based support for SAAHP undergraduate and graduate student internships and assistantships in 472 placements
$454,401 is Federal Workstudy support for SAAHP undergraduates in 253 placements. This is US Government funding being channeled into the economy through RWU, investing in young people gaining initial experiences in the workforce
$618,486 is Roger Williams University support for SAAHP graduate students in 219 placements.
The Career Investment Program provides financing for undergraduate and graduate student assistantships on-campus with faculty, as well as professional internships off-campus with firms, organizations and government. The program makes use of catalytic start-up financial investment utilizing federal, university and donor funds in support of student work with faculty and experiences with external corporate, non-profit and government partners, and artists. Students take up compelling research and professional experiences as they transition toward advanced study and career placements.
The SAAHP Career Investment Program and Dean Stephen White was featured nationally in the inaugural Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) webinar in January 2016, “Study/Work/Study: Internships in Architecture,” describing our program’s unique model of funding student work opportunities. http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/webinars/webinar-1-study-work-study