The Tom Joslin Internship Award was established in memory of faculty member and documentary filmmaker Tom Joslin, who taught at Hampshire from 1977 to 1980. This award supports students doing internships in film, video, television, screenwriting, and digital performance art.
There is a total of $1,350 to be distributed. Grants range from $200-$1,350. This award is usually divided between several applicants. It is rare that one student would be awarded the full amount, although it is not prohibited.
IMPORTANT: Students with high financial need doing internships with Hampshire alums, please apply ASAP. If your ability to do the internship is contingent upon funding, we will do our best to notify you early.
In order to be considered for this grant, you must:
1. Be a current Hampshire student in good academic and disciplinary standing.
2. Be returning to Hampshire upon completion of the internship (graduating students and students taking a non-academic leave are not eligible).
3. Have a letter from an internship supervisor verifying that you have been offered an eligible internship.
Priority will be given to students who are doing eligible internships with Hampshire alums through the Creative Media Internship Program, and who can demonstrate financial need; however, students doing other internships will also be considered.
To get your statements of support, have a conversation with your faculty member and internship supervisor, explaining that you are applying for grant funding and asking if they would be willing to fill out a brief online statement of support for you. Send them an email with a link to this page and instructions on which form to submit. You can help them by saying "click the yellow button" or "click the purple button" as appropriate. Explain that this is a required part of your application for grant funding, without which you will not be eligible. Give them plenty of time (2-4 weeks if possible), and ask them to notify you when they have submitted the form. Be very clear about the deadline, and it is okay to email gentle reminders. Remember to express your gratitude for their help!