Sponsored Internships

Caption: Mehak Sarang ‘18, The Exploratory and STEMKit (formerly SeedKit), Nsawam, Ghana
Caption: Mehak Sarang ‘18, The Exploratory and STEMKit (formerly SeedKit), Nsawam, Ghana

Wellesley-Sponsored Internships

Internships can confirm a professional interest or lead to a surprising new path. They help translate theory into practice and get your foot in the door. While seeing your lecture come to life on the legislative floor is exciting, and securing a job as a result of a previous internship experience is fabulous, we know — and our students discover — that an internship provides so much more than that. Inevitably, internships help our students fully understand themselves and grow academically, professionally, and personally.

Step 1: Explore Opportunities  |  Step 2: Complete your Application
Step 3: Experience  |  Calendar & Deadlines

Step 1: Explore Opportunities

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Signature Internships

Through Career Education's signature internship opportunities, students gain professional skills, networks, deep immersion in their communities, and an aligned, purposeful career mindset. We achieve this through close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, including domestic and international organizations on nearly every continent that provide unparalleled access to a wide-range of industries and experiences.

Application Opens: Monday, October 26, 2020 

Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020

Scroll down for information on How to Apply

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More College-Sponsored Opportunities

Several academic departments and other institutional offices also offer internships or grants for unpaid student-identified internships for students to receive stipends for unpaid, summer internships. Explore additional opportunities and funding through these programs.

Deadlines vary

Grants

Grants for Student-Identified Internships

Wellesley Career Education offers opportunities for students to receive stipends for unpaid, summer internships that they find outside of placement-driven programs.

Application Opens: Monday, February 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

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Summer Internship Credit

Wellesley now makes it possible for you to obtain credit for many summer experiences, including internships, research, and volunteering. While the credit is neither required nor is it degree-bearing, Wellesley believes internships and other forms of experiential learning are an important complement to academics and should be acknowledged on official student records.

Application Opens: Monday, April 19, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021

Step 2: Complete your Application

How to Apply

Learn about application requirements and how to prepare your materials. Find application instructions and a link to the internship centralized application here.

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FAQs

You've got questions, we've got answers. Take a look at the frequently asked questions for help with Signature Internships, Grants, and Internship Credit.

Step 3: Experience

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Internship Resource Toolkit

This document provides valuable guidance and resources to help plan your summer and navigate your internship environment. Covering an array of important topics including budgeting, accommodations, travel, health, and safety, this guide is a central resource for all internship students.

Calendar & Deadlines

Fall 2020

   October

  • 14: Application Pathway opens (all Signature Internships and Grants Programs applicants are required to complete this Pathway before completing their application)
     
  • 19-23: Tanner Summit. Volunteer to share your summer experience and learn about your classmates' experiences!
            
  • 26: Signature Internships application opens; Fall Term 2 classes start

   

November

  • 26-27: Thanksgiving Break 
  • 30: Signature Internships application closes

 

December

  • 17: Notification of Signature Internships application results 

Spring 2021

February

  • 1: Grants Program application opens
  • 12: Signature Internships nominees notified of intern selections 

March

  • 1: Grants Program application closes  
     
  • 19: Notification of Grants Program application results

 

April

  • 19: Summer Internship Credit application opens (for students not receiving stipends through Career Education)

May

  • 14: Deadline for Grants Program Awardees to confirm their internship opportunities with Career Education

 

July

  • 2: Summer Internship Credit application closes 

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Making the Most of a Virtual Internship or Project

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College Career Mentors

Virtual internships and projects — experiences for which all of the work is done online from a remote location (e.g., your home) instead of on-site at the workplace - come with their own benefits (no commute!) and their own challenges (how to get to know colleagues?). This document will help you to identify and strategize for some of the benefits and challenges of a virtual experience in advance, so you’ll be ready to make the most of your summer experience.

Hive Internship Projects: Student FAQs

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Lean about Hive Internship Projects and how to apply.

Summer 2020 Sponsored Internship FAQs

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the College will only be support virtual internships for summer 2020. Career Education remains committed to helping you gain meaningful, remote professional engagement opportunities in the months ahead. Learn more about Sponsored Internships, Grants, and other ways to gain experience this summer.

Albright Institute Managed Internships

The Internships managed by the Albright Institute can all be found at this link.

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