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Our generous donors have provided the following sources of funding, which support participants in a variety of CWS programs.
The Anchor Point Internships in Global Leadership
The Anchor Point Internships in Global Leadership were established through the generosity of Amy Batchelor ’88 and Brad Feld. Students will undertake ten-week summer internships in programs that foster students’ connections to the global community, and encourage global leadership skills and activities. Anchor Point internship placements are available to students from a variety of academic backgrounds. These community development-based projects will enable students to encounter the diversity, creative dynamism, and humanity existing throughout the world.
The Paul B. Beal and Mona Phillips Beal Internship
The Paul B. Beal and Mona Phillips Beal Internship Fund has been established to encourage and facilitate practical learning experiences that will help Wellesley College students better define their career choices and develop a more informed understanding of the challenges and rewards of such choices. It is hoped that as a result of internship participation, students also will make more effective course selections at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, learn more from those courses because of the perspective and experience they have acquired in their internship work, and become more competitive candidates for future opportunities in their chosen career paths.
Carolyn Shaw Bell Internship
The Carolyn Shaw Bell Internship encourages and supports sophomores and juniors seeking internship experience in business or economics. This program provides stipends for internships in nonprofit or for-profit organizations.
Blessing Way Summer Public Service Internship
This internship supports a Wellesley College student committed to making a difference in her community. The internship will support a student who is interested in working with a nonprofit or a public organization and in building a long-term commitment to service. The internship also supports students who show leadership potential in this area or in past service work. The project can focus on any important issue affecting a community, including youth, environment, education, healthcare, and the arts.
Barbara Bush Award for Volunteerism
This stipend funds a student pursuing a volunteer experience in disability services, with the elderly, or with young children. The placement must be with a nonprofit organization.
Wei Fong Chu Chao Endowed Fund
This fund supports a Wellesley College student pursuing a summer internship opportunity outside of the United States in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, with preference given to an internship in Asia.
Class of 1962 Student Internship Fund
This fund provides a stipend for a student pursuing a summer internship with an elected woman in a governmental position in the United States at the local, state, or national level.
Class of 1969 Community Service Internship Fund
This fund provides a summer stipend that supports student involvement in community service and encourages community service as a lifelong activity for Wellesley College women. Placement must be with a nonprofit community organization.
Class of 1989 10th Reunion Fund
This fund supports one student each summer to experiment in her career choice and gain valuable work experience in either a nonprofit or for-profit organization.
Audrey Freedman '51 Endowed Fund for Students in Economics
This fund encourages and supports Wellesley College students who are interested in the study of economics. The internship supports students seeking experience in the field of domestic or international economics during the summer.
Margaret C. Gordon Law and Education Public Service Award
This fund supports a Wellesley College student committed to serving disadvantaged communities through an unpaid summer internship in public interest law and/or with an urban public school reform or support program. The stipend will enable a student to take an unpaid internship in order to learn more about the legal and educational issues surrounding disadvantaged urban communities.
Susan Todd Horton 1910 Internship Fund
This fund supports Wellesley College students interested in seeking summer internship experiences in nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
The Sherley Heidenberg Koteen ’40 Endowed Internship Fund for Jewish Studies at Wellesley College
This fund provides support for either international or United States internships that encourage students to examine the many facets of Jewish civilization through interdisciplinary study of Jewish religion, history, philosophy, art, literature, social and political institutions and cultural patterns.
The Jeniam Foundation Internship Grant
This grant supports students wishing to work in a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment.
Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Internship Fund
This fund supports Wellesley College students pursuing summer internship opportunities outside of the United States in nonprofit or for-profit organizations.
Littleford Internship Fund
This fund supports Wellesley College students working on the Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island.
The Mollie Green Lumpkin '25 Fund for Experiential Learning in Latin America
This fund supports Wellesley College students seeking summer internships in Spanish-speaking countries. Preference will be given to those students interested in working in the area of environmental protection and preservation.
The Lumpkin Family Internships for the Environment
This fund encourages and supports Wellesley College students seeking summer internship experiences in nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment.
The Emily Cohen MacFarquhar ’59 Internship for International Journalism
This internship was established to encourage and support Wellesley College students who have demonstrated an interest in journalism or photojournalism. The stipend provides the recipients with the opportunity to learn about journalism through an internship at an international news organization or to travel in order to document a foreign culture outside the United States. (Note: This internship does not apply to creative writing.)
MasterCard Microfinance Internships
This fund supports Wellesley students working in nonprofit microfinance organizations all over the world. Interns are exposed to the process of connecting low-income individuals with capital and new business opportunities.
C-ROM Student Internship Fund
This fund supports a Wellesley College student committed to making a difference in her state and/or local community by working directly with a woman involved in any aspect of state or local government in the United States. The stipend enables the student to take an unpaid internship and learn more about state or local government and the important role that women play in the governmental process.
Parents' Internship Program
This fund supports unpaid summer career development internships in nonprofit or for-profit organizations with a focus on the career development and exploration of the applicants. Emphasis is placed on first-time experiences within an industry and/or organization.
The Barbara Scott Preiskel '45 Endowed Fund for Internships
This fund encourages and supports a student seeking internship experience to develop her career goals. This program provides a stipend for any internship that is unpaid, full-time, and meets the career interests of the applicant. The internship may be with a nonprofit, for-profit, or public service organization in the United States.
Public Service Internship Fund
This fund encourages and enables Wellesley College students to use their talents and skills in public service. The Public Service Internship Fund supports students each summer to perform full-time jobs for nonprofit organizations that could not otherwise employ them. Priority is given to applicants whose work relates to young children and their families, particularly those who are economically or otherwise disadvantaged.
Responding to World Crises
This fund supports one or two students seeking to make a difference in the world by tackling contemporary crises worldwide. Students work at both rights-based advocacy and service NGOs. Students have addressed HIV/AIDS, human rights in North Korea and Iran, Darfur-related initiatives in the United States and abroad, and justice for women in India. Responding to World Crises is funded through the Office of the President.
Service Opportunity Stipend
This stipend funds summer placements that offer direct student involvement in frontline community service and that foster the spirit of volunteerism. The applicant must intend to pursue an experience in a nonprofit organization that involves a particular community, population, or issue related to a personal interest or concern. Priority is given to applicants pursuing a full-time community service experience for the first time. This fund also supports one stipend with the Low Vision Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Beth K. Smith Internship in Public Service
This award provides students the opportunity to experience work in the nonprofit sector, with the hope that they will continue in this field. In addition, it supports two placements with Social Accountability International in New York City.
The Helen Wallace Health Sciences Internship Fund
This fund supports an unpaid summer career development internship in the health professions with preference for those interested in the maternal and child health field.
Oprah Winfrey Award for Volunteerism
This fund provides a summer stipend for a student wishing to explore a volunteer position with a nonprofit social service organization. The award honors the important connection between Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Commencement of the Class of 1997 and the college's motto, "Not to be ministered unto, but to minister." This award will enable a student each year to follow Ms. Winfrey's example of service. This award will not be given for volunteer work to support political activities, political parties, or candidates for political office.