The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is for current Illinois Wesleyan students of color and international students. The program focuses on three major areas: academic, professional and personal growth. As participants of the program, students have a paid internship, learn from formal training workshops and work on a summer-long project servicing the Bloomington-Normal community. These activities are designed to enhance the students' team building and leadership skills. Consequently, those who successfully complete the program will be awarded a scholarship ($1,000).
SEP 2021 will run from June 4th through August 1st and students will be housed on campus at no cost.
Applications will open in December!
Students wishing to apply to be a part of the 2021 cohort must meet the following criteria:
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Be a rising sophomore, junior or senior (current first-year to junior class standing).
Cannot have previously participated in SEP.
Commit to participating in the program for nine weeks - June through August.
Commit to engaging in an internship for between 24 to 32 hours per week
Attend weekly on-campus meetings on Thursdays throughout June and July to engage in discussions, workshops and activities related to cultural, career and leadership development.
Submit an online application and contact two IWU faculty or professional staff members, and/or current or recent employers to complete a recommendation. It is preferred that one recommendation is from a faculty member. References can complete their recommendation forms here.
Attend the SEP meet and greets in March and April.
Attend check-in meetings regarding your internship placement in March and April.