SMART Internship Application

SECTION A: General Information

Include the following information in your application:

  • Project title
  • Student name
  • Address, including city, state, and zip
  • E-mail address
  • Daytime phone
  • Social Security Number
  • Class Rank (FR / SO / JR / SR)
  • Major/minor
  • Anticipated graduation date
  • Work study? Research required?
  • Faculty mentor / department
  • Type of project (creative project, honors thesis, other)
  • How did you hear about this program (if from a professor other than your mentor); include name and department
  • Have you previously been awarded a SMART Award? If yes, give the title of the project, faculty mentor, semester/year project began

SECTION B: Abstract
  • Using non-technical language, briefly explain what you wish to accomplish and how the SMART Program can help

  • What do you estimate your costs to be for this internship? Do you have any other funding available to you for this internship? Include a breakdown of the costs and a budget justification.

SECTION D: Proposal (1-3 pages, explaining as fully as possible)
  • Description of planned activities
  • Explanation of preparation necessary to undertake internship
  • Benefit of this project to yourself and/or others

SECTION E: Attachments
  • Attach a copy of your letter of acceptance to the program
  • Attach a copy of the Internship Program guidelines (or URL to access)

  • There is no deadline for these proposals
  • The application, and supporting documents, must be submitted electronically to Erika Zynda (
  • The mentor's letter must also be sent by e-mail to the same address
  • Include a brief bibliography you have begun or intend to follow.
  • There is no deadline for proposals
  • The proposal is submitted electronically to Erika Zynda (
  • Your mentor's letter will be sent by e-mail to the same address