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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

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 >>

Working with Senator Nozzolio

Daniel "Griffin" Marsh '17 is currently exploring political career options as an intern in the district office of New York Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette). Located in Seneca Falls, the district office is an ideal location for him to learn about the intricacies of local government, Marsh says. Marsh's position within the office focuses primarily on constituent outreach and responding to th...  More >>

Students Design Bike Route

Hoping to draw more visitors to an area already rich with history and natural beauty, five HWS students are working in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Institute this summer to design three different bike routes for Sampson State Park. The routes will give walkers and cyclists different cell-phone tours of the 2,000- acre park on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake. Cari Varner, program manager for...  More >>

Baptiste '14 at HubSpot

Soon after graduating from the Colleges, Jean Baptiste '14 landed a position with HubSpot, an inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. As a support engineer, Baptiste's duties include providing high-quality technical support for the HubSpot Software Program and customers, programming, and web development. "My experiences workin...  More >>

From Honolulu to Harvard

In the fall, Ana Garcia '14 will move to Cambridge, Mass. to pursue architectural studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Until then, she is spending her summer in Hawaii as an intern for Minatoishi Architects, Inc. in Honolulu. A double major in architectural studies and Latin American Studies at HWS, Garcia will pursue a master's in landscape architecture at Harvard with th...  More >>

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