The Internship Experience


The Kott Gerontology Institute Scholars Program provides intensive training. Interns are assigned to a primary agency for a placement that requires 720 hours of on-site participation over a complete and continuous academic year excluding summer terms, or approximately three full days per week from September through May. In some cases, the internship is completed during another continuous period based on the schedule requirements of a specific academic program. In order to encourage interns to learn from each other and share their experiences, Kott interns meet together as a group on several occasions during the school year, participate in a dinner for all previous Kott Scholars, and are required to develop agency- or community-based projects together.  Most students spend some time working at their respective agencies during school vacations to complete their hours and to provide continuity of service to clients. Because Kott consortium agencies serve clients in broad geographic areas, interns are required to provide their own automobile transportation and submit documentation of personal insurance for vehicles upon acceptance to the program. Interns do not transport clients in their work.



Find out more about the application process, its terms & conditions, and download a form.

The Consortium

Learn about this year's internship agencies, and how placements are made.

Our Scholars

See who our past recipients are and join this growing group of dedicated students.