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.

Wellesley Grants Program: Application Process & Timeline

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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 Career Education Signature Internship Programs

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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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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.

Internship Guidelines, Best Practices, and Eligibility

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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

Wellesley-Sponsored Internships Statement of Intent Guidelines

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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.

How to Apply for Signature Internship Programs

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

We want all internship applicants to feel prepared and confident. Learn about application requirements and how to prepare your materials.

Elisabeth Luce Moore ’24 Internships in Asia

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

The Elisabeth Luce Moore ’24 Summer Internships in Asia aim to prepare students for lives and careers in a globalized world. Through internships in East Asian business, government, and nonprofit organizations, students gain a knowledge of local business and cultural norms that informs their liberal arts education and prepares them for professions in an interconnected world. The program, which has sponsored internships in China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and South Korea, was established in 1999 with a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and builds on ties between Wellesley College and Asia that date from the late nineteenth century.

Global Citizenship Internships

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

Regardless of country of origin, every Wellesley student should consider herself a citizen of the world. The world population is anticipated to rise to 8 billion people by 2025, with a majority of people living in emerging or developing countries on the Asian and African continent. With this demographic shift, the importance of developing culturally competent leadership will be critical to the overall success of organizations and communities around the world. Through full-time, immersive placements with international partners, students gain exposure to a variety cultures, languages, and organizational models, experience with different cross-cultural levels of interaction, recognition of their own ethical viewpoint and sensitivity as community members and emerging leaders in practical decision-making skills, and self-inquiry around cultural intelligence and dynamic competencies through both work and life experiences.

Academic Department Internships & Grants

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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. 

Summer Internships in Psychology

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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.

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.

Summer Internship Credit

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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.

Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning

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Erin Konkle

Designed for students with a commitment to community engagement, the Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service-Learning challenges students to explore and participate in social change in the Greater Boston Area. During the 10-week program, students reside together in Boston while undertaking full-time internships with local nonprofit organizations. Led by Wellesley College faculty, staff, and nonprofit practitioners, a weekly seminar integrating experiential and traditional classroom learning benefits not only the Wellesley interns, but also the communities in which they serve.

Summer 2020 Sponsored Internship FAQs

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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.

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.

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.

Sama Mundlay ’20 American Cities Internships

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Sama Mundlay ’20

The Sama Mundlay ’20 American Cities Internships allow Wellesley students to experience the diversity of regions, communities, and cultures within the U.S. Through identified placements in major cities, students’ work experiences directly engage with the particular social, economic, and/or cultural realities of their urban environment. Internships at private, public, and nonprofit organizations give students the opportunity to gain professional experience, create networks for future employment, and cultivate relationships with diverse teams. Students are encouraged to identify alumnae mentors whenever possible.

Make the Most of Your Internship

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College Career Mentors

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