Tom Joslin Internship Award

The Tom Joslin Award was established in memory of faculty member and documentary filmmaker Tom Joslin, who taught at Hampshire from 1977 to 1980.

Description of Tom Joslin Internship Award

This award supports students doing internships in film, video, television, screenwriting, multi-media or film/video music production. Your work must involve an internship; it does not support a class experience.

Funding Amount

$1,800 to be distributed; the amount varies each year. This award may be divided between two applicants.


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.

How To Apply

  1. In order to apply, you will need to have a specific internship in mind.
  2. Talk with your faculty and your internship supervisor about the statement(s) of support you will need in order to apply for funding. The statements are simple online forms. Email a link to the Community Commons Summer Grants to your faculty and internship supervisors with your request that they submit the appropriate form. The forms must be submitted in order for your application to be considered.
  3. Complete the online application by the deadline. It is available on the Community Commons Summer Grant webpages.
  4. Check with your faculty and internship supervisors to make sure they have submitted their statements of support. It is your responsibility to work with them to make sure this happens.

Application Tip:

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 the web pages and instructions on which form to submit. 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 (two to four 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!