How many internship hours are required?
The number of hours varies depending upon the demands of your particular higher education institution and respective field of study. The National MS Society will accept interns who need to complete between 100 to 600 hours of service per semester. You have the flexibility to determine the total number of hours you wish to intern with the Society. The total hours must be arranged prior to beginning your internship
Is it paid?
The National MS Society offers a stipend for students who complete an internship with the Society. A stipend of $500 will be awarded to students who complete 240 hours of service; this amount can be prorated for students who require more or less internship hours. We pay interns a stipend for 100-600 hours of service per semester. Anything less than 100 hours is considered to be volunteering. Note the stipend will be applied directly to your university account.
Can I receive academic credit for my service?
If your higher education institution offers academic credits for your internship, we will complete any necessary documentation. The Volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator will serve as the liaison between your university and the Society with any necessary documentation.
What are the qualifications?
The intern must be an undergraduate or recent graduate student at a college or university. It is not necessary that the student receives academic credit for their internship with the Society. All internships have specific qualifications. Please see the respective Internship descriptions for further criterion.
Do you have more questions?
In case you have more questions and our FAQs did not help you, call the Volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator at 1-800-344-4867 or email.