To further its culture of engagement, the 1794 Scholars Program offers exclusive research and internship opportunities for its students. These professional experiences allow 1794 scholars to get involved early in their college careers with opportunities typically reserved for more senior students. The competitive internships and research fellowships offered by 1794 are in partnership with UT faculty from a variety of disciplines and community organizations. Students participating in an internship or fellowship receive a stipend at the end of their experience and are considered for additional funds through the “Top Intern” and “Top Fellow” awards.
Previous internship placements for the program include Appalachian Bear Rescue, the UT Press, Bridge Refugee Services, and Blount Mansion. The program has also placed students with faculty members in the religious studies, kinesiology, and agricultural microbiology departments.
Overall, this internship has been one of the most impactful experiences of my life. I am so thankful to have been a part of such a wonderful organization thanks to the 1794 Program. I have learned so much, not only about bears or future careers but about life in general as well.
– Lillian Cross, Class of 2021
Read more about Lillian’s internship and the other participants in the 1794 Scholars Internship and Fellowship Program on the 1794 Scholars blog!