CPD Summer Internships

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Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
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Project ends on May 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Support Summer Internships

Who We Are

LMU’s Career & Professional Development (CPD) operates the Summer Internship Funding program to support Lions pursuing unpaid or underpaid internships that may not have been otherwise feasible. 

Despite limitations relating to COVID-19, CPD was able to assist 56 LMU students in fulfilling their internship experiences. Awardees received assistance ranging from registration fees and professional clothing to airfare and rent. CPD also covered the cost of summer course registration and taxes for international students who receive the award.

Why We Need Your Help

Over 95% of incoming first-year students each year indicate that they intend to complete at least one internship as part of their LMU experience. An internship is a transformative educational experience and we want to make sure all LMU students have the ability to pursue one. Although we were able to provide 56 Lions with funding last year, not all of those Lions received the full funding of $2,500.

What Your Gift Can Do

Our goal this year is to support 60 students and fulfill as many requests of full funding as possible. Your gift today can be the difference between partial and full funding for LMU students trying to go above and beyond in their LMU experience.

Help us meet our goal of $20,000 and help further the professional journeys of our ambitious Lions by making your gift today!

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Registration fees

Registration fee for one student to enroll in an internship course and get academic credit for their experience



One week of groceries


Professional Clothing

Professional articles of clothing for the workplace



Roundtrip flight or month of gas expenses for student travel to the city of the internship


Household expenses

Utility bills and other household expenses over the duration of the summer internship



One month’s rent for a student during their internship


Summer sponsorship

Full sponsorship of an LMU student for a summer internship experience.