Quinn Fellows Fund

photo - Michael Quinn

The Quinn Fellows Fund provides financial support for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing international business internships overseas or within the U.S., in the public or private sector, and in any type of organization. Each individual award will be up to $5,000. The funding can be used to supplement an unpaid and/or under-funded internship as well as travel and living costs associated with overseas internships.

The Quinn Fellows program is funded by a generous donation from Mr. Michael Quinn and is administered by GW-CIBER.

Michael S. Quinn (BA '84) is partner at Q Advisors, LLC in Denver, Colorado. He is an alumnus of the GW Elliott School of International Affairs and a member of the boards of advisors of both the Elliott School and the GW School of Business.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in any degree program within the GW School of Business or the Elliott School of International Affairs. Students graduating in May (or in the summer) of the current year, exchange students, and non-degree students are not eligible to apply.
  • The applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing (please read the Code of Student Conduct) and have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
  • Funding cannot be provided for past internships or internships that terminate before or shortly after the start of the summer semester.
  • Funding cannot be provided for internships undertaken in organizations owned by the applicants' family members.
  • Internships abroad: all awarded Quinn Fellows will be required to complete the GW International Travel Approval Process and purchase GW's international health insurance, GeoBlue. All high or extreme risk destinations will require an extra level of review and approval from GW’s Associate Provost for International Programs.

Post-Internship Requirements

  • Each recipient of the Quinn Fellows funding will be required to write a reflection piece about their internship experience and its impact on their career goals. The reflection essay will be read by the funding donor, Mr. Michael Quinn, and GW-CIBER staff members. Certain essays (or excerpts from essays) may be selected for inclusion in GW-CIBER's annual reports, marketing materials, and/or website, with credit given to the authors.
  • Each recipient will also be asked to complete an online survey designed to assist GW-CIBER in the center's reporting to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Recipients may be subject to tax withholding depending on their status. More information can be found on the GW Tax Department website.

Application Documents

  • The completed application form
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member, previous employer, or someone who knows the applicant in a supervisory capacity
  • Letter from applicant’s internship supervisor verifying the applicant’s position, internship start and end dates, and total hours, and stating if the internship is paid or unpaid
  • Resume (in PDF format)
  • Unofficial GW transcript (in PDF format)

Application documents should be submitted via email with the subject line “Quinn Fellows Application – [applicant's last name]” by April 21, 2019.

Please note: All correspondence regarding this application will be sent to the applicants' official GW student email accounts.