Sponsored Internships

Caption: Mehak Sarang ‘18, The Exploratory and STEMKit (formerly SeedKit), Nsawam, Ghana
Caption: Mehak Sarang ‘18, The Exploratory and STEMKit (formerly SeedKit), Nsawam, Ghana

Wellesley-Sponsored Internships

Internships can confirm a professional interest or lead to a surprising new path. They help translate theory into practice and get your foot in the door. While seeing your lecture come to life on the legislative floor is exciting, and securing a job as a result of a previous internship experience is fabulous, we know — and our students discover — that an internship provides so much more than that. Inevitably, internships help our students fully understand themselves and grow academically, professionally, and personally.

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Signature Internships

Through Career Education's Signature Internship opportunities, students gain professional skills, networks, deep immersion in their communities, and an aligned, purposeful career mindset. We achieve this through close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, including domestic and international organizations on nearly every continent that provide unparalleled access to a wide-range of industries and experiences. 

Application Opens: October 1, 2022

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022 (5 pm EST)

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Other College & Employer Sponsored Opportunities

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.

Apply during one of two campus-wide application cycles (Fall: Oct 1-Nov 1; Spring: Feb 1-March 1).

Grants

Grants for Student-Identified Internships

Wellesley Career Education offers opportunities for students to receive stipends for unpaid, summer internships that they find outside of placement-driven programs.

Application Opens: February 1, 2022

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022 (5 pm EST)

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Summer Internship Credit

Wellesley now makes it possible for you to obtain credit for many summer experiences, including internships, research, and volunteering. While the credit is neither required nor is it degree-bearing, Wellesley believes internships and other forms of experiential learning are an important complement to academics and should be acknowledged on official student records.

Application Opens: TBD in early April 2023 

Application Deadline: TBD in late June 2023

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FAQs

You've got questions, we've got answers. Take a look at the frequently asked questions for help with Signature Internships, Career Education Grants, and Internship Credit.

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Internship Resource Toolkit

This document provides valuable guidance and resources to help plan your summer and navigate your internship environment. Covering an array of important topics including budgeting, accommodations, travel, health, and safety, this guide is a central resource for all internship students.

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Internship Resource Toolkit

This document provides valuable guidance and resources to help plan your summer and navigate your internship environment. Covering an array of important topics including budgeting, accommodations, travel, health, and safety, this guide is a central resource for all internship students.

Calendar & Deadlines

Fall 2022

  September

  • 1-9: Summer 2022 Internship Debriefs with Advisors (sign up in Handshake for 1-1 or group sessions)
  • 26-30: Fall Application Information Sessions in Pendleton and various cultural houses

October

November

December

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

     

Spring 2022

January

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

     

February

March

 

April

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

May 

  • 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.
     

     

July

  • 1: Summer Internship Credit application closes 

Contacts

Wellesley in Washington Summer Internship Program

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

The Wellesley in Washington Summer Internship Program currently provides an opportunity for 20 funded summer internships in Washington, DC. Students seek placements from a wide array of government offices, public-interest groups, media, cultural, scientific, and medical institutions, and research centers in Washington, DC. Interns — who must be in their junior year — are selected without regard to academic major.

Glenstone Museum Summer Internships

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

The goal of the internship program at Glenstone is to cultivate the next generation of museum professionals by exposing interns to various professional pathways in the museum world. In collaboration with their department, interns can expect to gain professional experience supporting specific departmental and museum-wide initiatives and projects. Interns are encouraged to connect with fellow team members throughout the organization to gain knowledge and build lasting relationships. 

Wellesley Centers for Women: The Class of 1967 Internship Program

The Internships managed by the Wellesley Centers for Women can all be found at this link. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.

Making the Most of a Virtual Internship or Project

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Advisors for Career Exploration

Virtual internships and projects — experiences for which all of the work is done online from a remote location (e.g., your home) instead of on-site at the workplace - come with their own benefits (no commute!) and their own challenges (how to get to know colleagues?). This document will help you to identify and strategize for some of the benefits and challenges of a virtual experience in advance, so you’ll be ready to make the most of your summer experience.

Hive Internship Projects: Student FAQs

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Lean about Hive Internship Projects and how to apply.