Eligible students (click here for criteria) can apply to one of the four national Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships. Students should review the criteria for scholarships available through local restaurants or funded at individual universities and colleges, as eligibility criteria varies.
Head on over to your local restaurant to find out what additional scholarships are available specifically for students in your area. Several local scholarships are supported by our restaurants, owner/operators and executives. You can also check with your school’s admission office or several specialized search engines online.
Scholarship recipients are announced two months past the deadlines, typically in the spring of each year. Scholarships are for use during the following academic year. Check out the Important Dates section of the student site for the latest information. We also encourage you to review the application and deadlines for each individual award.
McDonald’s awards scholarship money in the form of a check made out to the honoree’s institution. Checks are mailed to individual honorees directly and are to be used solely for academic expenses, such as tuition and books.
An intern is a student who fills a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training. Most often our interns are in the third or fourth year of their collegiate experience. During this period the student is able to apply learned theories and skills within a real-world business setting, providing value to both the young professional and the business.
Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university is eligible. The student must have completed his/her sophomore year of college for the undergraduate internship or completed the first year of a graduate school program for a graduate internship. Intern candidates who are not currently enrolled for the upcoming fall semester will not be considered.
Each year our interns come from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors of study. However, McDonald’s Internship Program’s most common majors are Information Technology, Marketing, Communications, Accounting and Human Resources.
Most of McDonald’s internship opportunities are located at our Corporate and U.S. Headquarters located in Oak Brook, Ill., just outside Chicago. Internship opportunities in our 21 regional offices will be posted later next year.
At McDonald’s we offer a program that provides a hands-on functional experience and additional development opportunities including networking sessions, teambuilding and leadership events. You’ll be an integral part of the thousands of employees that together serve millions of customers each day!