Accepting for the 2024-2025 academic year — deadline extended to May 31, 2024!

Kott Gerontology Scholars Program
1049 Lake Street, Suite 204
Oak Park, IL 60301


2024-25 Kott Gerontology Scholars Program Internship Application

Please complete the following application. You will be required to upload your resume and two signed letters of reference in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format prior to submitting your application. Letters of recommendation must include one from a person in your current program of study familiar with your academic performance, and one from a person who has supervised your work outside an academic setting. If you are currently participating in or have completed a practicum experience as part of your educational program, the second letter should be submitted by your agency field work supervisor. Your current resume should include your educational background, and employment and volunteer experiences.

Completing the application:

  • You will not be timed out of the application. However, if you close or refresh your browser, or turn off your computer prior to submitting your application, it will not be saved. We suggest that you cut and paste responses from a text document so that you don’t lose your work.  
  • A confirmation will be sent when your full application has been received.
  • If you require the application in an alternate format, or prefer to send your resume and letters of reference via email, please contact Lisa Peters-Beumer at
Kott Gerontology Scholars Program Internship Application

Contact Information

Host Agency Information

Please indicate which applies to you and provide respective agency information. Note: Host agencies that do not have an existing partnership KGSP will be considered, however, KGSP is not obligated to accept new host agencies. Host agencies are primarily nonprofit organizations and must meet specific quality and supervision-related criteria relevant to the advanced degree/discipline of the applicant.

Host Agency Status

Demographic Information

The Kott Gerontology Scholars Program and Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation will use diversity data for informational purposes only, to help the Foundation keep current with the diversity profile of its constituencies.

This information will not be used to evaluate your application.

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Current Education

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Previous Education

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Additional Experience Information

Upload Supporting Documents

Please upload your resume and two signed reference letters in PDF or Word compatible format (.doc, .docx).

If you encounter issues uploading with this form you can email your supporting documents to

Maximum file size: 8MB

Only PDF or Microsoft Word files (.doc, .docx) files accepted.

Maximum file size: 8MB

Please upload your two references. Only PDF or Microsoft Word files (.doc, .docx) files accepted.

Our application window closes at 10:00 pm on May 31, 2024. Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received. You will be informed by email when your application, including references, is complete.

Please note: For internships requiring field work/home visits, a valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and availability of a personal vehicle is required. Documentation will be required upon acceptance to the program.