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Guaranteed Internship Program

The Guarantee

Because Hobart and William Smith recognize how important an internship is in determining career direction, the Colleges have made a bold commitment: the Colleges guarantee that students of good academic and social standing who have successfully completed the Pathways Program, will be able to participate in one internship or research opportunity. In most cases, the internship will happen in the summer after the junior year. For summer internships that are unpaid, the Colleges will provide a stipend.

The Pathways Program Works

Our approach to career preparation is wrapped up in our Pathways program. It’s a comprehensive, action-packed approach that gets you thinking about and acting on your future. Through Pathways, you’ll research careers, spend time with professionals in the career you’re pursuing, take backstage tours of certain fields and find internships and jobs. We also bring professionals to campus to offer career insight and advice. We’ll keep you on track through workshops, experiential learning and career counseling. The Pathways formula works. HWS students who complete the program make connections that lead to promising careers or graduate school.

Guaranteed Internship Requirements

Career Services Workshop Dates


Recent Internship Sites

At hundreds of sites across the country and around the globe, HWS students gain clarity and confidence through job experience.

Recent internship and research placements for HWS students include:

  • Frick Capital, Switzerland
  • DFS: Duty Free Shops
  • Yahoo!, Inc.
  • International Labor Organization
  • Burson–Marsteller
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Ogilvy Public Relations
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Munroe Chiropractic, PC
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Kenneth Cole Fashions
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Cartus Corporation
  • Comedy Central
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Yale Medical School, Hematology Dept.
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Hitachi Corporation
  • Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
  • Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • National Science Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Sirius Radio
  • Museum of our National Heritage
  • Special Olympics
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Bank of America
  • American Red Cross
  • HBO Sports
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Boston Private Bank and Trust Company
  • Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Condé Nast Publications
  • Oppenheimer & Co.
  • George Little Management, LLC
  • Boston University
  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Amherst College
  • Bryce Capital Management, LLC
  • Brean Murray, Carret & Co., LLC
  • CBS Sports
  • Daniel R. Long, Architect & Associates
  • DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.
  • ESPN
  • Partners + Napier
  • Jewish Film Festival
  • Winchester Hospital
  • Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP
  • Lazard Capital Markets
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA)
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Outward Bound
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Dartmouth’s Tuck Business Bridge Prog.
  • UPenn Diabetes & Obesity Research Lab
  • Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
  • German Marshall Fund
  • Sony Pictures
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-NY)
  • Boys’ Club of New York
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate
  • Seventeen magazine
  • Tufts Veterinary Research Lab
  • Smith Opera House
  • Finger Lakes Health
  • By Kids For Kids Co.
  • Riverside Outpatient Clinic
  • Chelsea Gallery
  • Children’s Defense Fund

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Internships

Sloane '17 Interns at People Magazine

During her summer internship at People Magazine, Rebecca Sloane '17 interviewed several sports and musical giants such as Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women's soccer team, actor Corbin Bleu, musical artist 50 Cent and Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin. "I was so surprised and flattered that they offered me the internship in the first place, and of cour...  More >>

Scally '17 Interns with Hallmark Channel

As a marketing intern for Crown Media Family Networks this summer, Meegan Scally '17 helped create essential marketing materials to promote programming events, series and movies for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. At the media production company's New York City offices, Scally had a firsthand look at the media world and how marketing materials "impacted each department a...  More >>

Spotlighting Education with Chegg

Through an internship with the educational-tech leader Chegg, aspiring entrepreneur Sam Solomon '17 has bolstered his business savvy with newfound confidence and honed his marketing skills. Chegg, which is overseen by President and CEO Daniel L. Rosensweig '83, specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, online tutoring, and scholarship and internship matching. At the company's Santa C...  More >>

Shapiro '17 Interns with Philly DA

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is the largest prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the nation, handling more than 75,000 criminal cases every year. This summer, Jake Shapiro '17 interned in the office's south division, working alongside more than 300 attorneys, as well as police officers, parole officers and witnesses. Shapiro, a sociology major and internati...  More >>

Amnesty International Internship

During a summer internship at Amnesty International, Kelly Mauch '17 helped take action against some of today's pressing injustices, ranging from the humanitarian crisis in Syria to inequities in the U.S. justice system. Mauch, who has crafted an individual major - "Public Health: Communities, Policy and Cultural Contexts," and is double-minoring in political science and environmental studies, sa...  More >>

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