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Guaranteed Internship Program

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the stipend?

The Colleges are currently raising money in support of these stipends and we anticipate that the range of support will vary from $800 to $1,500 per student.

I’m a current student. How do I get an internship?

The Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development staff works with all students to provide internships. Last summer more than 500 students completed internships. To get started, students should make an appointment to meet with a staff member at the Salisbury Center. Working through the Pathways process, students will develop clarity around their values, interests and skills. Staff work individually with students to assist them in obtaining internship opportunities that will allow students to explore their interests. Additionally, every Monday the Salisbury Center sends a job and internship digest to students via e-mail to alert them to the many already available opportunities.

I’m a current student. How do I get a stipend for my unpaid internship?

Applications are now being accepted for the Endowed Internship Awards. Every summer we are able to provide $40,000 in stipends to support unpaid internships domestically. Applications for these awards are due in March. Students need not have been accepted to their internship before applying for a stipend. Awards are granted contingent upon acceptance to an internship; students have until June 1 to secure the internship.

The Colleges also have three $20,000 awards to support international internships through the Salisbury International Summer Internship Award. There is also the Bickley Award, which supports a student through a $5,000 award to provide an international experience.  During the winter break, through another International Internship/Research Award, we are able to support a student with a $5,000 award. The Cohler Award is an additional award that provides a stipend for a summer internship with Eric Cohler Designs and a short term international component over the student’s winter break.

I’m thinking about applying for admission in the fall of 2015. Will I have a guaranteed internship?

Our commitment is to all incoming classes starting with those enrolling in the fall of 2014. This commitment guarantees an internship upon successful completion of the Pathways process. By working one-on-one with staff in the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development, we ensure students stay on track.

What kind of internship will I get?

Working with a member of the Salisbury Center staff, students identify potential employers and opportunities based on skill levels, interests and geographic preferences. Opportunities will vary, but most students have exciting experiences in their field of choice.

I want to do scientific research. Can I get a research position?

Research opportunities are available every summer both on campus with HWS faculty and in facilities across the country. Based on each student’s individual skill level, the Salisbury Center will work with applicants to prepare them for these competitive opportunities. In rare cases when a research position cannot be secured, the Salisbury Center will work to obtain a comparable internship opportunity.  

How do I know if I’ve successfully completed the Pathways program?

By working with an assigned career counselor at the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development, we will track your progress in Pathways, including appointments, event attendance, and opportunities applications, through a web-based system that students can also access.

 

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Internships

Carazza '15 Lands J.P. Morgan Position

After spending his summer interning with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City, senior Dominic Carazza '15 has landed a full time position with the financial industry giant. Carazza served as summer analyst intern with the Diversified Industries group of J.P. Morgan investment banking. Since then, he has been hired and will return after graduation to take a position as an analyst on the Di...  More >>

A Summer Studying Space

Physics major Michelle Gomez '16 spent the summer as one of 14 interns in the Space Astronomy Summer Program at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. Interns hailed from throughout the United States, as well as Brazil, Egypt and Poland. Gomez learned about the internship from her adviser, Assistant Professor of Physics Leslie Hebb, and was accepted following an application pro...  More >>

Raising Awareness of Refugees in Middle East

While studying abroad this spring in Jordan, Danny Schonning '16 conducted an interview for a research project that led to an immersive summer in the Middle East, working first for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and then the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). At the School for International Training in Amman, Schonnin...  More >>

Digital Marketing in London

With support from the Bickley Family Endowed International Internship Fund, Talia Azour '16 interned this summer with the digital marketing firm IgnitionOne, at the company's headquarters in New York City as well as the London office. IgnitionOne offers digital marketing solutions to optimize media across search engines, social media and mobile devices, creating the most efficient outcomes for th...  More >>

Winant '15 Interning for MSNBC

Sara Winant '15 is interning this summer for MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski. Mika and her team have recently launched a new brand- Know Your Value. Her second book, "Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth," encourages women to recognize the value they bring to a company and provides them with strategies and advice to effectively communicate their worth, and...  More >>

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