UC & US Bank Student Engagement Fund

U.S. Bank, as UC’s Commercial Card provider and strategic partner, has established the Student Engagement Fund internships to provide real-world student experiences focused on projects to improve UC’s procure-to-pay systems, processes or programs. 

Application / Award Timeline

The Student Engagement Fund Application opens on March 1. Applications are due by May 1, with no extensions. Evaluations are made in May, and Awards are announced on June 1.

Application Period OpensApplications DueAward Winners Announced

How to Apply

PLEASE COMPLETE: New Online Application Form (see detailed Application Instructions below)

See UC & U.S.Bank Awarded Projects Archive to spark ideas for internships at your campus.

UC-US Bank-Student Engagement Fund-Application Instructions.pdf
Application instructions for the UC & U.S. Bank Student Engagement Fund program supporting student intern projects to improve UC P2P systems, processes or programs.

Participation Parameters

All proposals for this Fund must include a student internship.

Projects must be proposed by a current UC employee who manages or administers a department/function that is addressed in the project proposal – e.g. Accounts Payable, Travel, Procurement, etc. (See Student Engagement Fund Application for more details).

Benefits to UC Staff

The opportunity to take on new challenges and drive innovative projects within your department or across additional departments/functions. Create new material, processes or programs that streamline your work and/or create added benefit for UC.

Benefits to Students

Internships enhance student development, provide real-world job experience and offer participants invaluable skills. Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in exciting work that will be develop their own skills while improving University administration.

Each internship is a form of experiential education and is focused on developing best-in-class procure-to-pay programs within the University. Interns work directly with various departments at a UC campus, spanning groups such as Accounts Payable (Disbursements), Procurement, Travel and Strategic Sourcing.

Quick facts about UC/US Bank Internships:

  • Are a form of experiential education
  • Are offered to undergraduate and graduate UC students
  • Provide work experience and related training in a professional setting
  • Are paid
  • May be part-time or full-time and have a specified duration
  • Are overseen by UC staff

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