Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Klindera '13 has joined Eaton Corporation as senior environmental health and safety (EHS) engineer. Eaton is a "diversified power management company, specializing in electrical, hydraulic, and automotive manufacturing," and Klindera is based out of one of the company's largest facilities in the world, in Van Wert, Ohio. In his position, he focuses on preventing environmental impacts from t... More >>
Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, the winner of the 2014 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest at Hobart and William Smith, was recently named winner of the 2014 StartUpAfrica's Idea Generation competition. At both Idea Generation and the Pitch, Bentsi-Enchill landed top honors for his business idea, RevisionPrep, an online educational service that combines exam preparation with gaming programs for students in Gh... More >>
Shortly after graduating from Hobart College, Andrew Mason '14 landed a position with Big Picture Entertainment, a full service theatrical, brand, and consumer product marketing company specializing in producing movie trailers and television commercials. "My position allows me to gain a broad understanding of the company as a whole as my role is to assist various departments," says Mason. Mason, ... More >>
Simon Corson '16 is collaborating with the City and the Town of Geneva on a project the two municipalities have embarked on to assess shared services and find ways to drive down costs and improve efficiency. The project serves as a community-based research project for Corson, who will present his findings at a joint meeting between the City and the Town of Geneva. "I hope that the City and Town c... More >>
Whether atop New Hampshire's Mount Washington, traveling throughout the Northeast, or in the Weather and Climate lab at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, student-meteorologists were busy this summer conducting research. As part of the Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Geoscience faculty Nick Metz and Neil Laird worked with students -- from HWS and other institutions -- on a number of projec... More >>