Deadlines

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Helen Fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History - direct application deadline

Jan 19, 2020
Eligible: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those who have a permit to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program at the time of application; BA or MA degree in computer science, natural sciences, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors; proficiency in computer programming; willing to relocate to the greater New York City area.

The Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. The Helen Fellowship program is part of AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUP: STEM, which is focused on the intersection of computer science and science.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments as available through Handshake.  We'll also be having a few virtual pop-ups early in January; see Handshake for details.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Jan 21, 2020
Eligible: juniors in the fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences who are U.S. citizens or United States nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Beinecke provides $34,000 towards application expenses and tuition fees for graduate study in MA, MFA, or PhD programs. 

You don't have to go it alone: 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.

International Student, Travel, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Projects for Peace - campus deadline

Jan 21, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates and graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Created in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (Wellesley College ‘28), the Davis Projects for Peace offers undergraduates funding to design a grassroots project for the summer of 2020--anywhere in the world--to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Wellesley may nominate one project and one alternate for funding each year.

You don't have to go it alone! 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.

Undergraduate, International Student, Service, Civic Engagement

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest - direct application deadlined

Jan 21, 2020
Eligible: juniors and seniors of any major or nationality.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues, and are rational arguments for ethical actions. First prize is $5,000. Please see website for details and the 2020 essay topic.

Postgraduate

Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 25, 2020
Eligible: early- to mid-career innovators and professionals across wide-ranging sectors who are driven to get engaged and make a difference in West Virginia from any field of study.

Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship invites tomorrow’s leaders to work, live and give in West Virginia by offering yearlong, paid fellowships at some of the Mountain State’s most innovative companies. During the course of a year, Impact Fellows work four days a week at one of our participating companies, while dedicating one day a week donating their brain power, time and expertise to projects in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

**Please note this is the expected deadline— feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships - campus deadline

Jan 27, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field from any country.

Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae (from any country and in any field of study). Two awards (the Schimke and the Shackford) are open to women graduates of any American institution of higher education. 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.

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships include:

  • Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship
  • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship
  • Trustee Scholarships - graduating seniors only
  • Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship
  • Margaret Freeman Bowers Fellowship
  • Chandler-Ott Fellowship
  • The Eugene L. Cox Fellowship
  • Professor Elizabeth F. Fisher Fellowship
  • Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship
  • Horton-Hallowell Fellowship
  • Edna V. Moffett Fellowship
  • Alice Freeman Palmer Fellowship
  • Kathryn Conway Preyer Fellowship
  • Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship
  • Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship
  • Maria Opasnov Tyler ’52 Scholarship
  • Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship
  • Fanny Bullock Workman Fellowship

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment today!

Postgraduate, Service

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 27, 2020
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates (those who earned their undergraduate degrees between spring 2018 and spring 2020) who are U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program.

The Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation, launched the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship program in spring 2016 to offer emerging young leaders from across the country the skills and networks needed to create the community they envision and jumpstart a career in public service. The program includes a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, providing meaningful career-related work experience. The fellowship includes a $35,000 salary with health benefits.  See website for additional details.

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.

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Service

Udall Native American Congressional Internships - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Eligible: American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students; First Nations of Canada students who are permanent residents can also apply

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.

You don't have to go it alone! 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.

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Eligible: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or U.S. Nationals who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program (i.e. rising juniors and seniors) or who are recent college graduates (after April 2019) who have not been accepted into a graduate program. Minimum GPA 2.7. African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students and its goal is to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental MedicineSchool of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Together, they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE), under the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS).

The program is designed for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

Undergraduate

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Eligible: current sophomores who are U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective funded six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. 

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, Travel, Postgraduate

Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates under the age of 29 who are U.S. citizens.

Bequeathed to the Fondation des États-Unis in the early 1930s, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris. A scholarship is also available to one French, Swiss or American medical post-graduate specializing in psychiatry with an internship in a Parisian hospital.

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.  

Undergraduate

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

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: Wellesley College students, faculty, and staff.

As part of the BOW Three College Collaboration, the college presidents have established the Presidential Innovation Project Fund, which is available to the Babson, Olin, and Wellesley communities for projects that will enhance the BOW Three College Collaboration and the overall student educational experience. 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. 

**Please note this is the expected deadline— deadlines typically fall in early February; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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. 

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

SEAS Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan - direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: currently enrolled first-years, sophomores, or juniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Dreamer/DACA with a GPA of at least 2.75.

The goal of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is to diversify the conservation workforce by finding and developing the next generation of land, water, and wildlife professionals among traditionally underrepresented groups. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a two-year experiential learning program for undergraduate students. Each scholar spends two summers at the University of Michigan doing research and internships in the environmental field.

Please note that there is a priority deadline in early January, but that applications close in early February each year.

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

English Opens Doors Program in Chile - expected direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native or near-native English speaker between the ages of 21 and 35; teaching certificate and previous international experience a plus.

The English Opens Doors Program (Programa Inglés Abre Puertas) is an initiative supported by the Chilean Ministry of Education. For more information about the organization of the Ministry of Education and where our program falls within the hierarchy, please click here.

The Program was created in 2003 with the mission to improve the level of English for students between 5th grade and 12th grade throughout the Chilean public school system by providing teacher training, instructional materials, language competitions, English immersion camps, and semester abroad scholarships for university students. The English Opens Doors Program seeks to foster a new generation of Chilean students equipped with the tools and abilities they will need to succeed in an increasingly globalized world.

** Please note that the deadline is estimated to fall between February and April; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

Benefits: monthly allowance, insurance, accommodations and meals with a host family (airfare 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.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

English Program in Korea (EPIK) - expected winter direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, or South Africa (see website for additional allowances); TEFL certification OR teaching licensure in any field required.

The English Program in Korea (EPIK), affiliated to the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was established in 1995 to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges and reform English teaching methodologies in Korea.

**Please note there is no set deadline for this program.  If applying to start in the spring term, begin applying in August, for the fall term, begin applying in February.

Benefits: monthly salary, settlement allowance, free housing, entrance and exit allowance, severance pay, 50% of medical insurance premiums 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, Undergraduate

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) - direct application deadline

Feb 3, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) fully funds summer research opportunities at NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, or Gaithersburg, MD. Students with biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research and/or physics majors are always encouraged to apply; there may be research opportunities for students with other majors. 

Please note that institutional nominations are no longer required, and students should apply directly for NIST SURF.  

*Don't wait to open an account for USAJobs.Gov or to put together your application materials: start now, so when applications open you'll be ready! Give yourself lots of time to figure out USAJobs.Gov: when in doubt, come ask!

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 (in person, or by telephone or video chat) as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Amgen Scholars - direct application deadline

Feb 3, 2020
Eligible: programs in Asia are open to citizens of any country, and the program in Canada is for Canadian students/residents—see website for details. Applicants for the U.S. programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or December ’20 grads who are considering a PhD or MD/PhD in a STEM field.

The Amgen Scholars Program offers funded summer science and biotech research experience at host institutions across the US (including Columbia, Harvard, the NIH, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, and Washington University in St Louis--as well as CalTech--for US students and permanent residents), as well as in Asia (for students from any country) and in Canada (for Canadian students).

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.

Postgraduate

Capital Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Feb 3, 2020
Eligible: graduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; must be 20 years old by September 1 of the fellowship year; must be U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who can provide proof of appropriate immigration status. (The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas, nor any work permits requiring participation in the E-verify system.)

The Center administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.  Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges.

Did you know? Ciaran Gallagher '17 was a fellow in the Executive Fellowship Program!

Undergraduate

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program - direct application deadline

Feb 4, 2020
Eligible: currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline with at least a 3.2 GPA.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

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.  

Service, Undergraduate

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Feb 6, 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, Undergraduate, International Student

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference - campus application deadline

Feb 11, 2020
All Wellesley students!

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference is made possible by the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study. The conference is intended to foster collaboration among students and faculty across the disciplines and to enhance the intellectual life of the College. The event will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and alumnae to come together in celebration of student achievement.

The Ruhlman Conference celebrates intellectual life by sponsoring a communal, public event where students will have an opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. By providing an opportunity for public presentation of what is often a private, isolated activity; the conference will demonstrate that research can be part of the ongoing conversation in a community of scholars.

Join us on April 28, 2020.  Students: apply by February 11, 2020, to present your work--we look forward to hearing about it!

All Wellesley students may apply to present at the Ruhlman Conference. Attentive to the diversity of student interest and accomplishment, the Ruhlman Conference will include a variety of formats for the presentation of student work: papers, panels, posters, exhibitions, musical and theatrical performances, and readings of original work.

Undergraduate, Travel

Fulbright UK Summer Institute - direct application deadline

Feb 11, 2020
Eligible: first-years or sophomores who are U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.7 or above and little or no travel experience outside the U.S.

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are funded three-to-four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Placements are available at a variety of universities and in a wide array of subjects, from climate change to Shakespeare.

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.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, International Student

Wellesley Science Center Summer Research Fellowships - expected application deadline

Feb 12, 2020
Any Wellesley student interested in scientific research (preference is given to students who will be continuing their studies at Wellesley in the academic year following the summer's research)

Every year, the Science Center offers Summer Research Awards to students interested in spending their summer doing scientific research at Wellesley. Research is open to all Wellesley students with an interest in scientific research.  Preference is given to students who will be continuing their studies at Wellesley in the following academic year (i.e., to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors--recent graduates are rarely supported).

*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, Travel, Postgraduate

The Susan Rappaport Knafel ’52 Scholarship for Foreign Study or Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 12, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $36,000 The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley 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. 

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship – up to $36,000 The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley 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. 

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment today!

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 13, 2020
Eligible: any Wellesley College alumnae in any field.

The Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship was established by the will of Alice Alvira Stevens, Class of 1891. The will states that "preference shall be given to persons with good temper and a natural generosity of view when confronted with alien conditions, common sense in observing and comprehending social, economic, and political situations, a strong desire to travel, and a deep love of beauty." 

We invite proposals for purposeful travel into unfamiliar territory that will inspire reflection and growth and lead to more fulfilling and productive personal and professional lives; applicants may propose up to a full year of travel, though proposals of shorter duration are welcome.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, International Student

Hertog Foundation 2020 Seminars and Fellowships - direct application deadline

Feb 14, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates and recent grads of any nationality who are proficient in English.

If you could study with some of the world’s top thinkers on some of the world’s most important topics – war and grand strategy, economic policy, or political thought and philosophy – which would you choose?

Each year, the Hertog Foundation brings together top college students to the nation’s capital to explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting with outstanding faculty.

This summer’s offerings provide students the flexibility to create their ideal summer experience – by applying for a seven-week summer fellowship or choosing among one to two week seminars to create their own individualized course of study.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program - direct application deadline

Feb 14, 2020
Eligible: women of any nationality who intend to study engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.

The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

**Please note this is the deadline for sophomore, junior, senior, and alumnae applications.  The first year application will likely be in early May. 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our drop-in Fellowship Pop-ups (see Career Education events listings on this website or via Handshake, for in-person and virtual on-line options) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Travel, Undergraduate, International Student

Mayling Soong Summer Scholarships - direct application deadline

Feb 14, 2020
Eligible; Wellesley College undergraduates who have completed at least one academic year of language study at Wellesley with a 3.0 minimum GPA in their language courses.

The Mayling Soong Foundation funds a limited number of students to undertake summer language study in East or South Asia. Students should follow the sidebar links on the  “Grants For Summer Study in Asia” webpage to fill out the application form and the waiver form, and to request their two faculty recommendations.

 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 14, 2020
Eligible: U.S. citizens who are enrolled in undergraduate programs relevant to IT and entering your junior year in the fall of the cohort year OR be seeking admission to an IT-related Master's degre eprogram beginning in the fall of the cohort year; applicants must also have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, fulfill the summer internship obligation (two summers), and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in the fall of 2022. Fellows also agree to a minimum five-year commitment as an Information Management Specialist.

Administered by Washington Center, this U.S. Department of State fellowship program aims to diversify the ranks of Information Management Specialists serving in the U.S. Foreign Service with traditionally underrepresented minority groups. This includes but is not limited to racial, geographic, religious and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need. If accepted you’ll receive the financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare you for a career in the Foreign Service. Upon successfully completing the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements, you will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

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.

Postgraduate

Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) Liu Xiaobo Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 15, 2020
Eligible: U.S. citizens who are graduates of an accredited Bachelor's, Master's, or J.D. program or current graduate-level students. Candidates should have completed at least some China-related coursework; it is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate. Chinese language skills: Fellows should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and government documents. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. A successful candidate for a fellowship will often have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

The CECC’s Liu Xiaobo Fellowship was created in honor of renowned Chinese Nobel Prize laureate and prominent political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died in state custody in July 2017.  The Liu Xiaobo Fellowship provides significant professional experience for individuals with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, in addition to strong Chinese language skills. Fellows work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, institutions of democratic governance, environmental issues, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.).

CECC Fellowship positions are filled twice a year. The Spring term (Part-Time, 15-20 hours a week) begins approximately in early February and ends in mid-May. The Summer term (Full-Time, 32-40 hours per week) begins approximately in mid-May and ends in August/September.

Postgraduate, International Student, Service

FAO Schwarz Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 15, 2020
Eligible: seniors eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social change designed to develop your knowledge and leadership abilities.  The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

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.

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Tillman Scholar Program - direct application deadline

Feb 28, 2020
Eligible: open to military veterans and spouses (U.S. citizens) pursuing a full-time bachelor's, master’s, or professional degree at a US-based accredited institution.

The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self. Learn more about the impact of Tillman Scholars here.The fellowship program supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities in all different fields. The scholarship can be used for educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. Tillman Scholars can expect to receive an average award of $11,000.

 

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.

Internship

Student-Identified Internship Grants

Mar 1, 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.

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). 

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.   

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.

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!

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.   

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.