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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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.

“We have authored research documents on a wide range of labor issues, from exploitative employment contracts in textile factories to sexual harassment on tea estates.”

“Our library work allows us to interact with a multitude of subjects that we would otherwise not have been exposed to and has opened our eyes to a wide variety of topics that our majors may not cover.”

Make the Most of Your Internship

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Advisors for Career Exploration

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

“Spending two months in Delhi and directly seeing the impact of this NGO’s work has made us grow as students and as individuals.”

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.

“I’ve learned that at its core, medicine is all about creating an environment where relationships can be fostered and grown.”

“Thanks to Career Education’s generous summer internship grant, I have been able to observe and learn about the difficulties and satisfaction of managing a theatre that focuses on marginalized identities.”

“My favorite place to be is the gallery, especially on Mondays when the museum is closed to the public and I get to look at so many breathtaking artifacts...”

“Under the Andean sun, we excavate the site that shows evidence of occupation for nearly 3,000 years.”

“Detroit has opened my eyes to the role of the built environment in creating a sense of place for its inhabitants.”

“Working on multiple ongoing projects has pushed us to become adaptive, composed professionals.”

“A typical day at the office consists of research and report-writing on topics such as public access to information, governmental corruption and financial crimes, and Argentinian geopolitical relations.”

“I credit Wellesley for giving me the confidence to make mistakes, and my liberal arts education for teaching me how to be flexible and adapt.”

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.