Deadlines

Undergraduate

Babson/Olin/Wellesley Three College Collaboration Presidential Innovation Project Fund - direct application deadline

Feb 21, 2020
Eligible: Wellesley, Olin, and Babson students, faculty, and staff.

The Presidential Innovation Grants offer an opportunity for members of the BOW Three College Collaboration – faculty, staff, and students – to submit project proposals related to the enhancement of the collaboration. The number of projects funded and the amount of the awards will vary from year to year based on project merit and available budget.  Apply today Special consideration will be given to proposals that continue the development of the Three-College Artificial Intelligence Initiative, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Elisabeth Luce Moore ’24 Wellesley-Yenching Fellowship at Ginling College in Nanjing - EXTENDED deadline

Feb 21, 2020
Wellesley seniors and graduates.

Each year the Wellesley-Yenching Program sponsors English teaching fellowships in cooperation with Ginling College, part of Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China. Wellesley College seniors or alumnae are eligible to apply for this one-year fellowship which can be extended to a second year--and in recent memory every fellow has opted to stay on! Learn more about the fellowships at Ginling College here.

Interested applicants may also, if they like, apply for the English teaching fellowship at Chung Chi College in Hong Kong, although they should be aware that this placement may not be available in 2020-21.

The application deadline for these fellowships has been extended to 11.30pm on February 21, 2020.

Undergraduate, International Student, Service

Wellesley's 1957 Green Fund - deadline for submission of pre-proposals for project funding

Feb 21, 2020
Eligible: Any Wellesley faculty, staff, union member or student

The 1957 Green Fund was established by the Class of 1957 to provide funding for initiatives designed to enhance sustainable practices at Wellesley, to reduce the school's environmental impact, and to raise awareness about environmental issues on campus. Past Green Fund Projects have included the student-initiated addition of solar lamps in DC lot and the expansion of the Bike Share program. Faculty have received funding for multimedia projects on the academic impacts of climate change, and for course research projects, such as a water irrigation study of campus. Staff-led projects have included the installation of two hybrid/electric vehicle charging ports in the Davis Garage as well as replacing all the halide lamps in the space to more energy efficient fluorescents. More examples of funded projects from previous years can be found on the sustainability website

Important notes about applying:

  • Any faculty, staff, union member or student may submit an application

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

  • Projects submitted in the spring should be completed by the end of the summer, though there will be an additional call for proposals during the next academic year

  • Grants typically range from $500 to $2,000

Please read the complete guidelines for projects before submitting a Pre-Proposal form for the Sustainability Committee to review. Approved Pre-Proposals will receive the complete application materials from the Committee. The number of projects funded and the amount of the awards will vary from year to year based on project merit & available budget.

 

Service, Undergraduate

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Feb 25, 2020
Eligible: sophomores and juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Awards are offered in three categories: 

  • Environment: For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues
  • Tribal Policy: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of issues in Indian country
  • Native Health Care: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

You don't have to go it alone: come to the campus workshop in November and/or drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk in person or via telephone or video chat. You might be one of the next Udall Scholars!

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Tillman Scholar Program - direct application deadline

Feb 29, 2020
Eligible: open to US military service members, veterans and spouses pursuing full-time undergraduate and graduate degrees at a US-based, accredited institutions

The Tillman Scholar application is open to US military service members, veterans and spouses pursuing full-time undergraduate and graduate degrees at a US-based, accredited institutions. They provide academic scholarships, professional development opportunities, and a connection to a national network of service-minded leaders.

 

Internship

College-Sponsored Internship Opportunities (Academic Departments)

Mar 1, 2020
Eligibility varies by opportunity.

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.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Wellesley College Art Department Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2020
Wellesley seniors and graduates applying to eligible programs; preference is given to Art Department majors/minors

Wellesley College Department of Art Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship — Two fellowships will be awarded annually to graduating seniors or alumnae of Wellesley College, one to support a graduate degree in Art History and one to support a graduate degree in Studio Art, with a preference for awards to go to those with Art Department majors and minors.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley Social Science Summer Research Program - expected application deadline

Mar 1, 2020
Rising Wellesley sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible (Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023).

The Social Science Summer Research Program at Wellesley College offers students a unique opportunity to conduct research in a variety of social science disciplines under supervision of faculty experts in that field. As part of this full-time summer position, fellows attend workshops on the use of technology and participate in seminars where faculty and students present their work. The program culminates in a poster presentation where student researchers can share their work with other fellows and faculty.

Details and application information via the website of the Knapp Social Science Center.  **Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

James Madison Fellowships - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates, graduating seniors, and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or nationals and who plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships support two years of graduate study leading to a Master’s degree for those who plan to become teachers, and are interested in teaching American history, American government, or any other social studies class where they will teach topics on the Constitution in grades 7–12.  (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 5:00 pm Central Standard Time.) 

Hear Madison Fellows talk about their experiences, here.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in to Fellowships Pop-Ups in person or online (see Events listings for details) or book a one-on-one Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake (appointments are available year-round, in person or via telephone or video chat). 

Undergraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Wellesley College Student Library Research Awards - direct application deadline

Mar 2, 2020
Eligible: Only papers or projects completed in Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 are eligible for the 2020 awards; Individuals or groups may submit projects/papers and all class levels and all disciplines are eligible. To be eligible for an award, the work must have been completed for Wellesley College course credit. Students may only submit one paper/project per award year. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the faculty member who taught the course for which the paper/project is submitted. Honors theses are not eligible. See the Student Library Research Award site (http://www.wellesley.edu/lts/research/award) for full eligibility guidelines and more about the awards.

All current Wellesley sutdents are invited to compete for four cash prizes for excellence in research:

$300 awards (2): 1 for a paper or project in any course from a First Year Student and 1 for a paper or project of any length from a 100- or 200-level Wellesley College course (excluding 250s or 350s)

$750 awards (2): 1 for a paper or project of any length from a 300-level Wellesley College course (excluding 350s, 360s, and 370s) and 1 for a paper or project of any length from a Wellesley College individual or independent study (250s or 350s).

Previous winners have come from such disparate fields ad Art History, Political Science, French, East Asian Studies, History, Writing, Computer Science, and Psychology.  Work from all disciplines (and languages) are eligible.

Undergraduate, Travel

Gilman-McCain Scholarship - summer '20/academic year '20-'21 direct application deadline

Mar 3, 2020
Eligible: open to students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid and who are children of active duty military.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

Please note this deadline is for overseas programs that start May 2020-April 2021.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually or in-person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Travel, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program - direct application deadline

Mar 3, 2020
Eligible: undergraduate U.S. citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports up to a year of study abroad in any discipline, for US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients who will finish their degrees after the proposed study abroad

The application for summer 2020 and fall 2020/academic year 2020-2021 will open in mid-January and student applications are due in early March.  Interested Wellesley College applicants should talk with the terrific folks in the Office of International Study for advice about the right study abroad program: http://www.wellesley.edu/ois , but they are also most welcome to book a Fellowships advising appointment for help with their Gilman applications or to drop by Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for on-line and in-person options). Come talk with us!

Internship

Student-Identified Internship Grants

Mar 3, 2020
All class years (current first-years, sophomores, juniors, & seniors) Any major, any field of interest Compelling demonstration of how the experience contributes to academic, professional, and personal development

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify or develop on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education, microfinance, and/or environmental issues, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors, as well. Students may be considered for different award opportunities, as applicable. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

Undergraduate

Camellia Student Leadership Awards - expected direct application deadline

Mar 13, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates who have not yet received the award.

The Camellia Student Leader Awards honor students who have grown as leaders during their time at Wellesley. The honorees, in full appreciation of the opportunities their time at Wellesley has presented, look inward toward their own growth and development, work collectively with diverse groups of peers, and carry their passions forward with the support of others. Like the Camellia tree, these students demonstrate grace and strength.

We welcome all members of the Wellesley College community (faculty, staff and students) to nominate students who they feel exhibit the spirit of an award for consideration. See our website for nomination deadlines nomination forms for each award follow its description below.  Please note that past award recipients are not eligible to receive the same award in future years.

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowships - direct application deadline

Mar 13, 2020
Eligible: applicants must be eligible for work authorization in the U.S. for the full two years of the fellowship (DACA recipients are welcome to apply to Immigrant Justice Corps, and comprise a significant percentage of the Fellows named each year). They must speak another language in addition to English (Spanish is in the highest demand, but Fellows who speak Mandarin, Haitian Creole, French, Arabic, Korean, and Urdu have been named). You may apply as a college senior or during the year after graduation (in spring 2020, members of the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 are eligible to apply).

Each year Immigrant Justice Corps awards two-year Community Fellowships to exceptional seniors and recent college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities. IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and advocacy. Community Fellows conduct outreach, screen, and aid immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”), Green Card, citizenship applications, and more. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals Partially Accredited Representatives and are placed in community-based organizations in and around New York City and in other states. IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided a full salary and benefits.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in virtually or in person to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see events listings) or by booking an appointment as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) - campus application deadline

Mar 16, 2020
Wellesley sophomores who are US citizens or permanent residents with a g.p.a. of 3.0 or better with demonstrated interest in an eligible humanities or social science field

A principal goal of the Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) is to increase the numbers of underrepresented faculty at colleges and universities across the country and beyond and to bring a wider array of perspectives and experiences to the academy.  MMUF supports underrepresented minority students and others who have demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia by encouraging talented students to develop their academic interests, pursue and complete their doctoral training, and thrive in their faculty careers in higher education.  With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF undergraduates are able to conduct original undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences.

See the MMUF website for details and how to apply for this terrific program!  

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program - direct application deadline

Mar 18, 2020
Eligible: undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have ‘exceptional financial need,’ as certified by the student’s undergraduate institution’s financial aid office.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers significant scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually or in-person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Travel, Undergraduate

Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Mar 27, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates with a minimum 2.8 GPA who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia; must have at least one term of enrollment remaining upon return from studying abroad; must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to study abroad; program length must be at least 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term; must have little or no previous experience in the proposed country of study; must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

The Freeman-ASIA program, administered by IIE and funded by the Freeman Foundation, is designed to support U.S. based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

*Wellesley College students interested in applying for the Freeman-ASIA must first discuss their study abroad plans with the Office of International Study (http://www.wellesley.edu/ois).

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Mississippi Teacher Corps - regular admittance direct application deadline

Apr 1, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors from any majors except education from any country with significant course work in math, science, English, or social studies; minimum GPA 3.0.

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. Each year, MTC accepts between 25-35 candidates.  Due to the size of the program, MTC can offer individualized support. All participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework. The MTC Class of 2020 will begin the program May 28th, 2020.

Benefits: training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from the University of Mississippi; during the school year, participants receive full pay and benefits from their school district and attend graduate classes at the University of Mississippi.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain - application deadline

Apr 15, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumni who are Canadian or US native speakers of French or English, and who have intermediate-level Spanish; previous teaching experience or experience living abroad may be an advantage.

Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students' knowledge of English or French and North American culture Benefits: monthly stipend; airfare and housing not covered. 

Details and application via the official website

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team : check Career Education events listings for opportunities to drop in virtually or in-person to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising, or book an appointment as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate

True Spark Fellowship and the Priya Haji Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

May 1, 2020
Eligible: the True Spark Fellowship (TSF) is open to those who identify as Black and/or Latinx. The Priya Haji Fellowship (PHF) is open to individuals who identify as women, trans-women, genderqueer, cisgender, or non-binary. All applicants must be between 21-25 years old and eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. Applicants must not be on a student visa, on a visa of another type, or in the country under other circumstances that would prevent them from receiving the fellowship stipends.

True Ventures fellowships are designed to give recent college graduates and graduate-age professionals who are passionate about entrepreneurship an opportunity to forge their paths in the startup world. The True Spark Fellowship is open to those who identify as Black and/or Latinx, and the Priya Haji Fellowship is for those who identify as women. Fellows are paired with True Ventures portfolio companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they work for nine months. During their fellowships, participants develop foundational skills to help them build careers at high-growth technology startups.

There are two admission periods: Round I begins in early December with an expected application deadline at the end of January. Round II begins in early February with an expected application deadline in early May. All candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by the Round I due date to ensure timely placement.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Interac - expected spring direct application deadline

May 1, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.

**Please note that Interac accepts applications year-round but recruits annually in the spring (apply by early November) and fall (apply by early May).

Benefits: monthly stipend, help arranging housing; housing and airfare costs are not covered.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, International Student

Rotary Peace Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

May 18, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from any country who are proficient in English (a second language is strongly recommended).

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.  Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.  For details, see https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Sophomore Early Research Program - expected application deadline

May 26, 2020
Rising sophomores (members of the class of 2023) who are first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the natural and social sciences.

Sophomore Early Research Stipends for Student Research with Faculty in the Natural and Social Sciences: The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College will provide stipends for members of the class of 2023 to carry out collaborative research projects with natural science and social science faculty mentors during academic year 2020-2021. These stipends will enable students to work closely with faculty for approximately 7 hours/week during their sophomore year. Since hands-on research is so important in doing natural and social science as well as in career planning, these funds will make available academic year research opportunities as work-study positions.

This program supports eligible students who belong to groups underrepresented in these disciplines (including first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the natural and social sciences).  Because these are work-study positions, and because the nature of research sometimes requires it, students can anticipate that some of the work may be more tedious than other aspects of the work.  However, all participating students can expect to gain basic research skills in the discipline in which they work.

*Please note that this is only an expected deadline: please see website for the most up-to-date details.

You don't have to go it alone: drop in virtually or in person to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings - there are even virtual Pop-Ups during Wintersession), or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake (to talk in person or via phone or video chat)!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley's Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship - campus application deadline

May 27, 2020
Rising seniors planning to enroll in a 360 course in the first semester of their senior year, who have the approval of their thesis advisor and department, are eligible to apply.

The Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships are intended to support the thesis work of nine honors students, three each in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. Each fellowship consists of $3500 and is awarded in the spring of the recipient’s junior year, so that it can facilitate honors work, both during the summer preceding the senior year, if needed, and during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

Postgraduate, International Student

Wellesley's Alice C. Cole ’42 Wellesley College Graduate Fund - expected application deadline

May 30, 2020
Wellesley College graduates of the past 5 years or those within 5 years of finishing a graduate degree in fine art or a related field, who are practicing artists.

For creation and exhibition of painting and sculpture

The Alice C. Cole ’42 Wellesley College Graduate Fund provides project-based support to Wellesley College graduates for the development, production, and exhibition of new work in painting or sculpture. The fund enables promising Wellesley College artist graduates to set aside time for artistic development as well as to purchase materials, rent studio space, or access facilities for the creation of new projects. The award does not provide workspace on campus, but does present an opportunity to exhibit the work formally at Wellesley College. Each recipient will receive funds up to $5000, depending on the proposed project and proposal. Grant recipients are invited to present all or a portion of the supported work in an exhibition at the Jewett Art Gallery or a comparable campus gallery in the fall following award.

Eligible applicants have graduated from Wellesley within the past 5 years OR are Wellesley graduates within five years of completing a graduate degree in fine art or another field, and who are actively practicing artists who may be professionals in any field. 

Applications are typically due at the end of May; contact the Wellesley Art Department for details.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars Program - direct application deadline for applicants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao

May 31, 2020
Eligible: citizens of any nation (though this May deadline is specifically for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao) who are rising seniors or recent graduates under the age of 29. All applicants must have strong English language skills. Proficiency in Mandarin is not required, but would certainly be an asset.

Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

**Please note this is the deadline for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao (holders of passports from other countries should apply via the Global competition, with applications due in September). 

Even though you don't need to apply for the Schwarzman through Wellesley, any interested Wellesley students or graduates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Wellesley's Fellowships team. Simply drop by virtually or in person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (details via events listings), or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to talk one-on-one in person, via telephone or video chat, year 'round.

 

Internship

Summer Internship Credit

Jun 3, 2020
Current first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors graduating after summer 2019

Wellesley College offers co-curricular (non-academic) credit for internships and research opportunities that expand students’ learning beyond the classroom and contribute to students’ professional development. Initiated in 2016 as a joint effort between the Committee on Curriculum & Academic Policy (CCAP) and Wellesley Career Education, the Summer Internship Credit program was established to broaden our students’ eligibility for internships and other experiential learning. Knowing that many employers require academic credit for internships, we saw an opportunity to align workplace learning with the academic experience.

Assuming an experience meets the standards outlined by Wellesley Career Education, Wellesley College awards transcript credit for summer internships (May to August). Serving as a critical extension of our students’ education, such credit-worthy experiences provide a learning foundation for professional development as it directly relates to a Wellesley liberal arts degree.

Undergraduate, Service, Internship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2020
Eligible: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 18 – 30, and enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university with sophomore or junior academic status. Students wishing to intern in Argentina must have native Spanish-speaking abilities. Students interested in Germany are encouraged to have taken at least two university-level courses.

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is an 8-week summer internship program that gives undergraduate students who have not yet participated in a formal study or internship abroad the opportunity to gain practical work experience abroad. We will be sending three cohorts of fellows next summer to Buenos Aires, Berlin, or another English-speaking country. The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is open to students of all fields who can demonstrate their interest in or commitment to advancing their career goals, developing global competencies, and experiencing life in another culture. *Please note that this is an expected application deadline: please see the official website for details and updated deadline.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually or in-person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.