Fred L. Emerson Foundation International Internship Scholarship provided a $7,000 grant for students to pursue their interests in an international setting.

All majors can apply.

Emerson internships must be registered for academic credit.

Early Decision Due Date

Friday, December 1, 2023

Regular Decision Due Date

Monday, March 25, 2024

Application Process

All the Steps to Apply

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY, and Where?


  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are interested in international internships and have financial need.
  • All majors may apply.


  • Scholarships of up to $7,000 to support an international academic internship.
  • Emerson internships must be registered for academic credit through the internship learning agreement. Please contact the Office of Career Development & Network Engagement (careerdevelopment@hartwick.edu) with any questions about the learning agreement form.


  • Recipients of an Emerson Scholarship may plan to travel in the summer of 2024 (July or August) or during the period between fall and spring semester 2024.
  • Emerson Scholars also have the option of traveling or doing a virtual internship during the academic year 2023-2024. If interested, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Noah Goldblatt on Navigate.


  • Pursue career interests in an international setting.
  • Expand post-graduate career options through international internships.
  • We live in an increasingly global economy; the number of multi-national organizations that offer post-graduate employment opportunities for Hartwick students is on the rise.


  • All Emerson internships must be outside of the United States.

Steps to Apply for an Emerson Scholarship

Follow these steps to complete an Emerson Scholarship application.

When you have completed all the documents for your application, please print them out and attach them in the order below. Please submit this application packet to the Center for Global Education by the deadline.

Please also submit an electronic version of your application packet to the Center for Global Education at globaleducation@hartwick.edu. In the subject line of the email, and on the attachment(s), please include your name and the scholarship for which you are applying (Emerson or Duffy).

Make sure you meet the general requirements and understand what it takes to complete an Emerson application.


The Application Cover Page contains information such as your GPA, contact information and your advisor. Once you have completed the Cover Page, print and attach to the front of your entire application.

Emerson Application Cover Page

The essay guidelines guide your written proposal. Complete the parts outlined in a Word document and attach them to the final application.

Emerson Essay Guidelines

Once you have completed any necessary applications for the internship program, you should receive a letter of acceptance from the organization.

Print this letter of acceptance and attach it to your final application.

It is important that you work closely with a faculty advisor. You should meet with them prior to giving the form to them and allow them plenty of time to complete it. You can print the form and deliver it to your faculty advisor or send it to them via email. They can then email it to globaleducation@hartwick.edu. They will support you with the International Learning Agreement.

Faculty Recommendation Form

The guidelines below will help you develop a budget for your Emerson proposal. The first Excel tab on the Budget Worksheet shows a sample budget for your reference. Please use the Excel spreadsheet on the second tab of the Budget Worksheet to complete your budget, providing accurate and detailed information regarding proposed expenses. Please print when you are finished.

Budget Guidelines

Budget Worksheet

Write a one- or two-paragraph statement that explains how you would financially benefit from the scholarship. In a separate word document, answer the questions on the worksheet and attach to your final application packet.

Statement of Financial Need

It is important to be aware of the risks associated with your internship. This form will ask you to outline any possible risks and determine some specific measures you can take to combat them. Fill out the bulk of the form in Microsoft Excel then print and sign. If you are under 21 years of age, you will need a signature from a parent/ legal guardian. Remember to plan ahead so you don’t have to scramble last minute to get it signed.

Risk Analysis, Mitigation and Acknowledgement of Risk Form

If you would like some help with your application, pay a visit to the Office of Career Development & Network Engagement.

Attach your current resume to the application packet.


The Emerson Scholarship was established at Hartwick 1996 to enable students to expand their postgraduate career options through international internships. It provides grants of up to $7,000 for students from any major to pursue their career interests in an international setting. Emerson Scholars register their projects for academic credit through an internship learning agreement.


Contact the Center for Global Education, 607-431-4422 or globaleducation@hartwick.edu.