Congratulations on your selection to receive a $3,000 Scripps Howard Foundation internship stipend. Upon successful completion of the internship, you will be eligible for a $500 follow-up scholarship or grant providing certain criteria are met.

To receive your $3,000 stipend, you must do the following prior to June 1:

1. Complete this Intern Information Submission form.

2. Complete and upload an IRS W-9 form: Be sure to include your name exactly as it appears on your Social Security card, your permanent address and your Social Security number. Be sure to also sign this form. If you are an international student, please use the IRS W-8BEN form.

3. Comply with your internship placement site’s prerequisites, if any (i.e. drugs screening; vaccination requirement; background check).

The $3,000 check for your stipend will be made payable to you and you will be responsible for any federal, state or local taxes. Since you must declare this internship payment as taxable income, we will send a 1099 form to you for tax purposes in January. It will be sent to the address provided on the W-9 form, so please use a permanent mailing address, print clearly and double-check for accuracy.

All information requested below must be provided by April 30 (extensions may be granted upon request). Accuracy is essential for completion of the internship grant. 

  • Internships must be a minimum of 35 hours per week for 10 weeks.
  • The student will be responsible for completing the Intern Information Form before funds can be released.
  • If the student does not complete the internship, a reimbursement of all or a portion of the $3,000 grant is required. The Scripps Howard Foundation must promptly be notified of withdrawal from the internship program.
  • Upon successful completion of the internship, the intern is eligible for a $500 follow-up scholarship if he or she returns to school in the fall as an undergraduate or graduate student; if the intern has graduated, he or she is eligible for a $500 follow-up grant.