The Crusader Internship Fund is available through a number of specific funding sources.
The Holy Cross Leadership Council of New York was founded in 1997 to raise the profile of the College among business leaders in the New York metropolitan area. The Council provides financial support to offset the cost of otherwise unpaid internships for Holy Cross students. Consistent with the Holy Cross mission, the Council has undertaken service initiatives in conjunction with the Holy Cross Club of New York.
Originally funded from The Lilly Vocation Discernment Initiative, Holy Cross’ Reflection and Vocation Programs are a resource for members of the Holy Cross community to reflect on questions of meaning and purpose for discerning their own life's work. Since 2003, the Center for Career Development has worked to connect students with internships at non-profit organizations to help students discern a vocation that is meaningful, enjoyable and makes the best use of their unique talents.
The Holy Cross Alumni Association conveys the invitation from the College to all alumni to join with all other segments of the Holy Cross Community to accomplish the College’s Mission to educate students to become leaders and contributors to our society in their business, professional and civil lives reflecting high intellectual and ethical standards. In 2006 the Alumni Association partnered with Holy Cross Regional Clubs from Boston, Cape Cod, and Worcester, Hartford, CT, Warwick, RI, and Washington, DC to establish funded summer fellowships for Holy Cross undergraduates who call these areas home.
The Power Family established a fund in 2006 in order for students to complement Holy Cross’ challenging liberal arts curriculum with demanding work experiences. This endowed gift funds interns each summer at a business in the Greater Worcester area.
Bob and Mickey Atchinson P’05, ‘07, saw firsthand the benefits of internship experience through their son’s experience. In 2007 they established a fund to provide financial support for up to 5 students completing internships at non-profit agencies.
Richard Carlstrom ‘78 and Jack Gallagher ‘74 established the Bay Area Leadership Council in the spring of 2012, modeled after the New York Leadership Council. Alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area raise money to support Holy Cross students in unpaid internships in the region.
Through a generous endowment to the college, the William F. McCall, Jr. '55 Summer Internship Fund has been established to financially support Holy Cross students at Boston area internships.
Alumna Maryanne Boyd Shafter ‘87 generously gives money to the college through the Denzler Foundation, specifically earmarked for internships with a focus on museum and social service internships.
Since 2013 Bill Abbott ‘84 has provided funds for one Holy Cross student to participate in the IRTS Fellowship Program and complete an internship with a focus on business in the Media space.
Charles Polachi ‘75 provides funding each summer for one Holy Cross student to complete an internship at Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, MA in the Development Office.
Students need not apply for individual funding sources. If awarded funding, the Center for Career Development staff will determine the most relevant funding source.