Department of Religion Summer Internship

Department of Religion Severinghaus
Summer Internship Program in
Ministry/Human Services

The Severinghaus Summer Internship Program supports students who wish to pursue internships in ministry or human services, and/or to undertake the study of religion and the role of religion in society. Students may engage in hands-on work or research through positions with humanitarian or social action agencies, charitable or religious organizations, or policy-based institutes. Applications are reviewed by a Department of Religion committee. Applicants must be currently enrolled Wellesley first years, sophomores or juniors in good academic standing.

Application Instructions

1. Complete and submit the required Supplemental Form via the following link:
(Please note: You must be logged in with your Wellesley ID to access form)

2. Register with MyCWS and upload the following application materials to the MyCWS Schedule No. 1640.

3. Upload your Resume and Transcript (in .pdf format) on MyCWS My Documents.

4. Upload your Cover Letter addressed to CWS Selection Committee. Please include your response to EACH of the following prompts in your one page cover letter:
a. Describe the organization where you will be working, including its relevant history (please note if it is a non-profit, for-profit, or government organization)
b. Describe the population served by the organization
c. Explain the responsibilities of the intern
d. Outline relevant experiences that will make you successful in the internship
e. Describe how the internship fits into your professional, personal, and academic goals
f. Explain how the grant will positively impact your personal and professional growth.


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