Internships & Grants

Academic Department Internships & Grants

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Wellesley Career Education collaborates with various academic departments to offer other internship placements and programs. While Wellesley Career Education co-sponsors stipends to support these opportunities, the programs and placements themselves are arranged and structured by the academic department. 

Albright Institute Managed Internships

The Internships managed by the Albright Institute can all be found at this link.

Biomedical Research and Health Internships

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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.

Department of Religion Summer Opportunities

The Religion Department offers both research and grant opportunities for students pursuing summer experiences:

  • Elisabeth Luce Moore Summer Research Internships in Religion
  • Summer Internship Program in Ministry/Human Services 

Elisabeth Luce Moore ’24 Internships in Asia

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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.

English Department and Writing Program Internships

The English Department and the Writing Program are happy to announce five sponsored internships for the summer of 2021. Internships, whether remote or in-person, run for 8-10-weeks, with a minimum of 300 hours in total, and will carry a stipend of $4,000. Students may apply for more than one internship, but should indicate their first choice. Completed applications will be due on Monday, March 15, 2021 by 11:30 P.M. EST (Boston time).

Finding an Internship

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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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    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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    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 Guidelines, Best Practices, and Eligibility

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    Learn about Wellesley Career Education's criteria for an experience to be defined as an internship.

    Internship Resource Toolkit

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    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.

    Italian Department Internships

    Students with an effective command of Italian are encouraged to apply for these paid summer internship programs. These are 10-week internships in Italy that come with a stipend of up to $4,000.

    • KitchenFilm, Rome, Italy
    • E!State Liberis (Libera), Rome, Italy
    • The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

     

    Jewish Studies Research and Grant Opportunities

    The Jewish Studies program offers both research and grant opportunities for students pursuing work related to the interdisciplinary study of Jewish culture and civilization. 

    • Diarna Geo-Museum Internship

    Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning

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    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.

    Paulson Ecology of Place Summer Internship Program

    The Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative inspires and prepares Wellesley women across disciplines to value sense of place and connection to nature in order to enrich their academic experience, personal well-being, and community, so that they make a positive difference in their local and global communities. 

     

    Peace & Justice Studies Internship Program

    Internships allow students the opportunity to engage in a project related to the causes and resolution of conflict and /or social justice. The Peace and Justice Studies Program encourages students to do internships in the summer and during the academic year in order to develop skills and knowledge of social activism.

    Ravitch Public Education Summer Internship (2021, remote)

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    The Diane Silvers Ravitch ‘60 Public Education Summer Internship offers a student the opportunity to engage in educational policy and practice work through the Boston Public Schools Office of the Superintendent.

    Sama Mundlay ’20 American Cities Internships

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    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

    Spanish Department Internships

    The Spanish Department is pleased to offer several internship opportunities to practice and continue exploring the Spanish and Hispanic languages and culture. For Summer 2021, the Spanish Department has confirmed virtual internships at El Observatorio Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) and el Museo de Arte de Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico).

    Due to the continuing pandemic, it is unclear whether the following opportunities will be offered this summer:

    • Asociación de parálisis cerebral y otras afecciones similares, (ACPACYS) (Córdoba, España)
    • Museo de Arte de Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico)
    • Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo (UIMP) (Santander, España)

    Wellesley has not determined whether it will resume funding in-person internships this summer; a decision is expected in April. Many organizations are also uncertain whether they are able to host this summer. If, at a later date, an internship at one of these organizations becomes possible, the Spanish Department and Career Education will advertise the opportunity and reopen the application for these sites. 

    Summer 2020 Sponsored Internship FAQs

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    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the College will only be support virtual internships for summer 2020. Career Education remains committed to helping you gain meaningful, remote professional engagement opportunities in the months ahead. Learn more about Sponsored Internships, Grants, and other ways to gain experience this summer.

    Summer Internship Credit

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    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.

    Summer Internships in Psychology

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    The Summer Internship in Psychology Program was developed to give students the opportunity to gain valuable summer clinical experience to help them make informed career choices.

    Working at Riverside Community Care (in Needham, Newton, and Norwood, MA) and The Walker School (Needham, MA), students increase their understanding of the bio-psycho-social model of mental disorders. Interns develop a deeper appreciation of the complex interface between genetic make-up, psychological coping strategies, and the larger socio-cultural forces determining how individuals negotiate the vicissitudes of life.

    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 Signature Internship Programs

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    Wellesley College Internships are funded internships with organizations who maintain ongoing partnerships with the College to offer intern placement with them every year. Our program partners are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.

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

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    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 Grants Program: Application Process & Timeline

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    This resource page offers in-depth details about the Grants Program application process, timeline, and selection process. For an overview of program eligibility & opportunities, visit the main page for the Wellesley Grants Program.

    Wellesley in Washington Summer Internship Program

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    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.

    Wellesley-Sponsored Internships Statement of Intent Guidelines

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    This resource provides considerations to keep in mind as you craft your one page statement of intent about your internship in a Wellesley-sponsored internship program.