Campus Internship Development Fund

The Campus Internship Development Fund (CIDF) provides temporary monies to UW-Seattle departments for the purpose of hiring UW-Seattle students into high-quality, short-term internship positions. The program was started in 2018 and has provided funding for nearly 200 interns since its inception.

This page provides more information for current and prospective departments about the program, application process, supervisory resources, hours reporting, and program evaluations. If you have any questions about participation in the CIDF program, please email the CIDF Program Manager at

  • Program Background

      • Opportunities to learn outside the classroom are a critical component of a college education. Internships are a powerful mechanism for students to develop their skills, expand their network, fine-tune their career goals, and enhance their post-collegiate employability. Student demand for high-quality, easily accessible internships outweighs supply.
      • Therefore, the primary goal of the Campus Internship Development Fund is to increase student access to these pivotal professional learning experiences. The secondary purpose is to provide UW departments with a cost-effective way to leverage Husky talent in support of unit goals.
  • Annual Statistics

      • 2018-19 Academic Year – 30 interns funded in 28 departments. Learn more on our 18-19 infographic.
      • 2019-20 Academic Year – 45 interns funded in 37 departments. Learn more on our 19-20 infographic.
      • 2020-21 Academic Year – 31 interns funded in 30 departments. Learn more on our 20-21 infographic.
      • 2021-22 Academic Year – 51 interns funded in 49 departments. Learn more on our 21-22 infographic.
      • 2022-23 Academic Year – 41 interns funded in 34 departments. Infographic coming soon!
  • CIDF Application

      • The application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now closed. Approved units can confirm their participation via the survey linked in their award notification email.
  • Intern Manager Resources

      • Current CIDF Managers can access template position descriptions, the learning agreement, mid-quarter and final evaluations, and program documents in our shared OneDrive folder here.
  • Hours Reporting

      • As of the 2023-2024 academic year, units no longer need to report intern hours worked. The Career & Internship Center team will pull that information once we receive the intern hire details.
  • Program Evaluations

      • As the CIDF program continues to grow, your input is vital to ensure we are running this program as effectively as possible. We ask our interns and managers to complete a program evaluation at the conclusion of their internships. You can access the program evaluation here.