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Hive Internship Projects: Student FAQs

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Lean about Hive Internship Projects and how to apply.

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.

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. 

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.

Ravitch Public Education Summer Internship (2021, remote)

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Lorraine Hanley ’98

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.

“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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College Career Mentors

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

“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...”

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

“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.”

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.

“From the beginning, I was open to learning about this simplistic Japanese way of life and the Japanese work ethic based on old customs of respect, politeness, and nature appreciation from my students, my friends, and my coworkers. I was able to see rural Japan and the rest of the world through their eyes. "

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emily Chun ’17

“I was surprised by how much the internship felt more like a new experience rather than work. I learned a lot about community; it is so different than the kind of community-speak that I am part of in the States.”

Create Your Own Internship

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Sarah Isham

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.