Internship stipends enable Brooklyn College students to participate in internships and gain critical job skills and real-world work experience. Over the years, the importance of internships has continued to increase. Research indicates that students who participate in internships are more likely to continue their studies in college and stay on track. Not only do recent graduates with internship experience receive, on average, a 20 percent higher starting salary, but internships are also directly linked to hiring and corporate recruitment. Considering that 50 percent of internships are unpaid, many of our students cannot afford to participate in them without a stipend. A restricted gift for internship stipends will provide students with critical internship opportunities that will leverage their education and lay the groundwork for future employment and success.