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Wellesley Career Education Signature Internship Programs

Lorraine
Lorraine Hanley ’98

Wellesley College Internships are funded internships with organizations who maintain ongoing partnerships with the College to offer intern placement with them every year. Our program partners are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.

Wellesley Career Education Summer Internship Grants (Stipends for Student-Identified Placements)

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education and other community development areas, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors both within the United States and internationally, as well. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship (rising seniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community. Campus deadline typically in early October.

Luce Scholars Program (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one-year professional placements (along with language training) in Asia for those who have not had extensive experience in Asia. Eligible are US citizens or permanent residents who are graduating seniors or alumnae under 30. Campus application deadline typically in early October.

Schwarzman Scholars Program (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, taught in English. Eligible are graduating seniors, current graduate and professional students, and recent alumnae from any country and any major (knowledge of Mandarin is an asset but is not required). Official deadlines typically in May and September.

Rhodes Scholarship (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Did you know that citizens of any country are now eligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarships, for graduate study at the University of Oxford? Campus deadline for Wellesley applicants for Global Rhodes is typically in early June and for the Canadian and US Rhodes typically in late August. Application deadlines for other Rhodes competitions may fall even earlier (see their website, and Career Education deadline listings). All prospective Wellesley Rhodes applicants are encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's Career Education, and learn more through this resource page.

Mitchell Scholarship (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one year of study in any discipline at a university in Ireland. Eligible are graduating seniors and alumnae who are US citizens between the ages of 18 and 30. Campus application deadline for seniors (who must seek institutional nomination) typically in August; alumnae apply directly for the Mitchell but are very welcome to seek application advice from Wellesley's Fellowships office.

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship (alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Established by the will of Alice Alvira Stevens, Class of 1891, the Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship is available to a Wellesley graduate who is at least 25 years of age in the year of application and supports up to a full year of purposeful travel outside the United States. We invite proposals that will inspire reflection and growth and lead to more fulfilling and productive personal and professional lives. Campus application deadline typically in December.

Marshall Scholarship (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one or two years of study in any discipline at a university in the United Kingdom. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent gradiates who are US citizens. Campus application deadline for Wellesley's endorsement typically in August.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program (rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Offers full scholarships for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford University, plus leadership development, aimed at preparing leaders to find creative solutions for the world's greatest problems. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumnae, from any country. Apply to the Knight-Hennessy by their deadline in early October, and to the Stanford degree problem of your choice by the deadline for that program.

The Susan Rappaport Knafel ’52 Scholarship for Foreign Study or Traveling Fellowship (rising seniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $36,000
The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the graduating class who displays a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others.  It will fund a year of study at a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries or other resources.  

Traveling Fellowship – up to $36,000
The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the graduating class who displays an interest in and an acceptance of others, and who displays the ethos of a Wellesley education.  It will fund a year of purposeful travel abroad to explore a particular interest with the requirement that the recipient not remain in the same area for more than two months.

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships (WCGF)—rising seniors & alumnae)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae. Two awards are open to women graduates of any American institution (the Schimke and the Shackford). Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate/professional school for the following academic year; there is a single common application process for most of these awards, and the campus deadline is typically in January.

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Career Conversation with Pamela B. Pavkov '03

Wednesday, March 3rd 2021, 2:30 pm -
3:30 pm EST

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Pamela B. Pavkov
Partner, Jasper Ridge Partners

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ASCEND Virtual Sophomore Exploratory Summit

Tuesday, March 2nd 2021, 12:00 pm EST -
Thursday, March 4th 2021, 5:00 pm EST

At BNP Paribas, we belong to a forward-thinking group where our diversity & inclusion initiatives take center stage and where new ideas and fresh perspectives foster and nurture innovation.

As a sophomore-level student, you have the opportunity to expand your potential with the BNP Paribas Exploratory Summits. The Summits offer three days of interactive, virtual programming crafted to immerse students into the culture and core Banking, Markets and Corporate Function businesses of BNP Paribas.

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Career Conversation with Katherine Collins '90

Wednesday, April 21st 2021, 10:00 am -
11:00 am EDT

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Ms. Collins is Head of Sustainable Investing. She is responsible for leading Putnam's investment research, strategy implementation, and thought leadership on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Ms. Collins collaborates with portfolio managers and analysts on ESG integration, assessing the fundamental relevance of ESG issues at a security level, and the potential for alpha generation and risk mitigation at a portfolio level. In addition, she is a portfolio manager of Putnam Sustainable Future Fund and Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund. Ms.

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Career Conversation with Jinqing Cai '91

Thursday, April 15th 2021, 8:00 pm -
9:00 pm EDT

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Jinqing Cai
President of Kering Great China

CAI, Jinqing started her career in 1993 in New York as an associate in a strategic
consulting company. She then moved to Hong Kong to work for private equity fund
management companies, k1 Ventures and Lark International Entertainment Limited,
focusing on the media and entertainment industries.

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BIA Information Session

Tuesday, March 23rd 2021, 6:00 pm -
7:00 pm EDT

Are you a master of reading between the lines? Do you have a knack for seeing what others are missing?

At Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA), our team provides a unique edge for our clients through our U.S. intelligence-based methodology to spot possible deception in company disclosures.

If you have an interest in business and analytics with the skillset of a private eye, we would love to meet you! Join us for an information session to learn more about what we do, and how you could start your next chapter with BIA.

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2021 Future Diverse Innovators Program

Thursday, March 11th 2021, 8:00 am EST -
Friday, March 12th 2021, 5:00 pm EST

Blackstone's Future Diverse Innovators Program is a unique 2. day program for software developers, giving participants early exposure to technology and business through interactive information seminars, networking, and skill-building sessions. Program participants will have the opportunity to interact with technologists and recruiting professionals at Blackstone in New York. The Blackstone Future Diverse Innovators Program introduces the knowledge, training, and skills necessary for a well-guided career path in technology.