Guaranteed Internship Program
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.
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:
Ross '17 Interns with "The Late Show"
This summer, Megan Ross '17 was selected as one of 17 undergraduate interns for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the nightly talk show watched by millions of people each week. Based at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, "The Late Show" has, along with its usual sketches and live musical performances, a star-studded list of guests that ranges from Vice President Joe Biden to Will Farre... More >>
HWS Fribolin Farm Interns Make an Impact
For Sarah Garcia '17, Lara Johnson '19 and Felicia Maybee '17, a shared passion for fresh produce has given them the opportunity this summer to sow the seeds for community outreach and involvement. The three HWS Fribolin Farm interns have been working diligently over the past few months to maintain the farm and all that has been planted there. Fribolin Farm interns tend to the various gardens on ... More >>
A Summer at the Smithsonian
This summer, Kathryn Hackett '17 completed an internship for the Smithsonian Institution, a collection of 19 museums, galleries, research facilities and educational centers of international renown, located in the District of Columbia. "I am interested in alternative forms of education that can be found outside of a traditional classroom setting," says Hackett. "I wanted to find out how the educat... More >>
Pitifer Joins Reed Congressional Campaign
With his eyes set on one day serving his community through an elected office, Mark Pitifer '18 is beginning his career in politics managing the Geneva office for Tom Reed for Congress. As a Finger Lakes Field Representative, Pitifer is responsible for five counties in the Finger Lakes region, working with individuals in these communities to spread Reed's message throughout the 23rd Congressional ... More >>
DFS Internship in Hong Kong and L.A.
With the help of the Bickley Family Endowed International Internship Fund, David Lahmani '17 is spending his summer as an intern for luxury retailer DFS Group, learning about the inner workings of an international corporation and gaining experience in the luxury retail market. Lahmani is splitting his time between Los Angeles and Hong Kong as a merchandising beauty intern. Lahmani, a double major... More >>