Global Engagement Additional Details

Global Engagement Internships

Global Engagement Internships are funded internships with organizations identified by the CWS. These organizations are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; media outlets; advocacy and community agencies; and businesses both within the U.S. and around the world. Students from the US may not apply to sites in their home city/greater metro area and international students may not apply to sites in their home country.

 

Global Engagement Advanced Projects

Advanced Projects are funded internships with organizations identified by the CWS that require a specific skill set (e.g., language, technical ability, art portfolio, etc.). These internships require a higher level of initiative, autonomy, and/or project proposals at the beginning of the internship. Internships that are part of this program typically include positions at international agencies and organizations that mentor students with a specific major/academic background. Students from the US may not apply to sites in their home city/greater metro area and international students may not apply to sites in their home country.

 

Global Engagement Grants

Global Engagement Grants provide funding for unpaid internships that students identify and develop on their own. Students apply to up to five organizations of their choice, usually connected by a common theme in their grant application (i.e., health, education), and inform the CWS of their final decision. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education, microfinance, and/or environmental issues, but funding is also available for opportunities in other sectors.  The CWS does not fund unpaid internships at for-profit organizations, and grants may not be used for work on political campaigns or to pay for program fees associated with an internship program. 

Application Instructions

For each application, please submit the following to the appropriate schedule in MyCWS:
- 1 page resume
- 1000 word essay (uploaded to writing sample section)
- unofficial transcript from BANNER                                                                                                                                                                 - electronic supplemental form (link located in the application instructions section in the appropriate schedule)

Global Engagement Internships and Advanced Projects Essay Instructions

1000 word essay should address: (note: NOT a letter format)
- Specific qualifications that make you a match (e.g. academics, language fluency, past experiences)
- Reasons behind choosing this specific internship (how will this experience will further your academic career at Wellesley)
- How/What you hope to contribute to the organization

Global Engagement Grants Essay Instructions

1000 word essay should address: (note: NOT a letter format)
- Describe your professional/personal/academic goals and demonstrate that an internship at one of these organizations will advance them.
- Link the mission and programs of each organization to your professional goals.
- Explain the common theme that makes the group of organizations a good fit for your long-term professional/personal/academic aspirations.
- Describe your prior experiences and the attributes that will make you successful in your internship placement.
- Explain how you will share the knowledge and experiences you gain from your internship with the Wellesley community, both within and beyond the classroom.
 

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