Wellesley Funded Internships

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Image courtesy of Meredith Fluke, Ph.D, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs, Davis Museum


Wellesley-funded Internships

Wellesley Career Education collaborates with employers and various academic departments across the College to offer internship placements and funding for Wellesley students. It is our hope that all Wellesley students will have access to at least one college-sponsored internship before graduating. 

All opportunities are organized below by the application deadline. Apply for all opportunities in Workday during one of two campus-wide application cycles as instructed below.

Internships with Fall Deadlines

Applications open in Workday
October 1– November 1, 2022 (5 pm EST)

*Click HERE for a summary sheet of the FALL opportunities listed below.




Career Education Signature Internships Programover 3 dozen internship placements across four program areas: Sama Mundlay ’20 American Cities Internships | Biomedical Research and Health Internships | Global Citizenship Internships | Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service-Learning Internships *Note: Lumpkin is currently being updated and applications will not be accepted during the fall internships application cycle. Students may apply to Lumpkin sites in Spring 2023 (application opens on Feb. 1). 

Elisabeth Luce Moore ’24 Internships in Asia

German Studies Department Internships in Dresden

Wellesley in Washington Summer Internship Program




Internships with Spring Deadlines

Applications open in Workday
February 1 – March 1, 2023 (5 pm EST)

*Click HERE for a summary sheet of the SPRING opportunities listed below.




Albright Managed Internships—Anchor Point Fellowships in Global Leadership | Clinton Health Access Initiative | Lobkowicz Collections | MacFarquhar '59 for International Journalism

Art Department— Grace Slack McNeil Student Internships (New England Arts & Architecture Program)

Art Department— Slade Summer Fellowships

Career Education Grants Program — The largest program at the College, funds about 60 students each year

Davis Museum

Education Department— Diane Silvers Ravitch ‘60 Public Education Summer Internship

English Department/Writing Program Internships 

Italian Department Internships

Jewish Studies Department—Summer Internship Grants | Digital Heritage Mapping Internship 

Neuroscience Department—Buegeleisen Family MS Undergraduate Research | Wellesley-CHOP Clinical Research Scholarship in Child Neurology

Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative Summer Internship Program

Peace and Justice Internship Program

Psychology Department Summer Internships

Religion Department Research and Internships

Spanish Department Internships 

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Summer Internships



How to Apply

Apply to all Wellesley-funded internship opportunities in Workday. Log into the “My Wellesley” portal HERE and select “Workday” and “Find a Summer Internship.” Use THESE Workday application instructions to guide you. Please note that applications will only be visible in Workday during the two application cycles (Fall Cycle: Oct 1 - Nov 1 and Spring Cycle: Feb 1 - March 1).

While required application materials vary for each opportunity per this list, all application materials must be submitted as a PDF and named according to this format: YourName_DocumentType (e.g., TrinHan_CoverLetter; SallyBaez_Resume).

*Please note that some departments offer more than one opportunity (e.g., Davis Museum, English, Italian, Jewish Studies, Peace & Justice). You can apply for multiple opportunities—within and across departments—at the same time. However, you may be asked to submit separate distinct applications in Workday (e.g., Signature Internships) or multiple cover letters, essays, or Statements of Intent (e.g., English, Peace and Justice, Italian, Davis Museum).

Eligibility & Funding

Eligibility, program structure/award amounts, and application requirements vary by opportunity, so please review the application information for each distinct opportunity carefully.

  • Most opportunities require students to work a minimum 300 hours over 8-10 weeks unless otherwise stated. 
  • Most opportunities offer at least $5,000 unless housing is provided.
  • All eligible students must be enrolled at the College in Spring 2023 or in a study abroad program (one semester or full-year). Students on leave for the spring semester are ineligible. 
  • International students are eligible for all opportunities. If they are selected for off-campus opportunities in the U.S., then they must apply for work authorization through Slater.
  • If awarded multiple College-funded summer internships, you will need to select only one opportunity.

Summer Internship Credit & Pathway

If selected for one of these College-funded opportunities, you will also be eligible to receive non-academic internship credit on your transcript. You must also complete Hive Pathway exercises throughout the summer (e.g., Goal setting, Pre-internship Paperwork, Reflections). Students awarded internships/grants through the College will receive Summer Pathway information from Career Education in May.

Application Preliminary Reviews

Looking for application feedback? Sign up for a 30-minute Preliminary Application Review with a Career Ed staff Member. Fall application reviews can be scheduled on one of two days—October 20 and October 25, 2022. Sign up when appointment slots open in Handshake in early October. (Select “Application Preliminary Review” under the “Wellesley-Sponsored Internships and Grants” category once you sign in).



Mailing List

For email reminders and application tips throughout the College's Fall/Spring internship application cycles, please sign up for our Internships Mailing List


Internship Information Sessions

Tuesday, October 4 (4-5 pm) in PNE 239. Register in Handshake.

Wellesley in Washington Information Session: Mon, Oct. 3 (12:45 - 2:15 pm) in PNE Atrium.
Contact Maura Cahn (mc120@wellesley.edu) for registration information. 


Resume & Cover Letter Workshops

Wednesday, October 5 in PNE 127: Resume Workshop at 4 pm Register HERE & Cover Letter Workshop at 5 pm Register HERE.

Tuesday, October 11 in SCiH401 (location pending): Resume Workshop at 4 pm Register HERE & Cover Letter Workshop at 5 pm Register HERE.

Tuesday, October 18 in PNE Atrium (location pending): Resume Workshop at 6 pm Register HERE.

Thursday, October 20 PNE Atrium (location pending): Cover Letter Workshop at 6 pm Register HERE.

Week of October 24: More Resume and Cover Letter Workshops with dates/times TBD


Application Work Parties 

Revise your resume, cover letter, and short-answer questions with your Wellesley sibs and advisors to help!

No question is too small, no draft too rough—bring them all! 

Thursday, October 27 PNE Atrium: Working Party for Wellesley-Funded Internship Applications from 5-6:30 pm Register HERE



Calendar & Deadlines

Fall 2022


  • 1-9: Summer 2022 Internship Debriefs with Advisors (sign up in Handshake for 1-1 or group sessions)
  • 26: Fall Internship Application Information Session in Pendleton 239 (1-2 pm). 
  • 27: Fall Internship Application Information Session at Harambee House (4:30-5:30 pm). Register HERE in Handshake
  • 29: Fall Internship Application Information Session at Acorns House (5-6 pm). Register HERE in Handshake




  • 1: Notification of Signature Internships application results 
  • 6: Notification of German Dept Internships application results

Spring 2023


  • 15: Signature Internships nominees notified of intern selections
  • 30-Feb 3: Spring Internships application information sessions in Pendleton and various cultural houses






  • 1: Notification of Career Ed Grants Program application results
  • Early April (Date TBD): Summer Internship Credit application open


  • 1: Final deadline for Grants Program awardees to confirm their internship opportunities with Career Ed. Students who submit the required documents by this date will receive their stipends in early June.



  • 1: Summer Internship Credit application closes