Internships & Grants

Biomedical Research and Health Internships

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

Developed to expose our pre-health students to professional research opportunities, the Biomedical Research Internships provide an opportunity for students to learn skills related to research in healthcare today. Interns work with a mentor to conduct basic research in a laboratory or to contribute to the development of a research effort. Interns are expected to become familiar with the research approaches used by their mentors. At the mentor’s discretion, students may: develop a specific project within the research team; have shadowing opportunities with a health professional; and interact with patients and their families through volunteer experiences.

Create Your Own Internship

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Students that think in terms of impact rather than internship postings open up a world of possibilities where they can gain meaningful and challenging experience.

Elisabeth Luce Moore ’24 Internships in Asia

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

The Elisabeth Luce Moore ‘24 Summer Internships in Asia program aims to prepare students for lives and careers in a globalized world through cultural immersion and meaningful professional opportunities.

Finding an Internship

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

While the College supports hundreds of students through our funded internship programs, the opportunities to intern around the world are endless. We understand it can be overwhelming to get started, so here are a few ideas to jumpstart your search.

German Studies Department Internships in Dresden

Students with an effective command of German are encouraged to apply for one of three paid summer internships in Dresden. Students are required to work a minimum of 300 hours over 8-10 weeks.

    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. 

    Global Citizenship Internships

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    Lorraine Hanley ’98

    These internships provide students the opportunity to work with international organizations and communities around the world and hone cultural competency leadership skills.

    Hive Internship Projects: Student FAQs

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    Lean about Hive Internship Projects and how to apply.

    How to Manage a Student Working on a Virtual Project

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    We are so glad you are able to offer a Wellesley student a virtual project. Hive Internship Projects are short-term, virtual experiences that are designed by unbundling long-term internships and separating out individual projects that can be completed remotely. Students benefit from working on a real-world project for an alumna or employer, while your company or organization will gain timely support from students. This resource offers tips and guidance to help you supervise and mentor your student throughout the duration of the project. 

    Internship Resource Toolkit

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    Lorraine Hanley ’98

    Whether you are considering a summer internship and want to get a better sense of what it will involve, about to embark on an internship and need a bit of help before you leave, or in the thick of your summer experience, the Internship Resource Toolkit offers information, tips, and tools to help you.Whether you are considering a summer internship and want to get a better sense of what it will involve, about to embark on an internship and need a bit of help before you leave, or in the thick of your summer experience, the Internship Resource Toolkit offers information, tips, and tools to help you.

    Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning

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    Lorraine Hanley ’98

    The Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning offers students the opportunity to work in Boston-based non-profits geared toward social change and community engagement.

    Make the Most of Your Internship

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    Prepare to make the most of your experience using these tips for before, during, and after your internship.

    Making the Most of a Virtual Internship or Project

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    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.

    Sama Mundlay ’20 American Cities Internships

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    Lorraine Hanley ’98

    The Sama Mundlay ‘20 American Cities Internships are designed for students who want to work in major U.S. cities and engage in the social, economic, and/or cultural realities of diverse urban environments

    Technical support: Wellesley Hive light sign up & posting

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    This resource is an overview of the Wellesley Hive Light-Sign on process.

    The Freedom Project Internships

    The Freedom Project is dedicated to the actualization of freedom in the U.S. and abroad. As such, we partner with various foundations, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations to provide students with real world experience putting their knowledge into practice.  Following are the organizations the Freedom Project collaborates with for the internship program.

    Wellesley Career Education Summer Internship Grants (Stipends for Student-Identified Placements)

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    Lorraine Hanley ’98

    Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education and other community development areas, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors both within the United States and internationally, as well. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

    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.

    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.