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:
Brauchitsch '18 Interns with Spoon
Monika von Brauchitsch '18 recently worked as an editorial intern for the corporate office of Spoon University, a media company that gives college students the opportunity to write about various food trends happening in their communities. During her summer internship, von Brauchitsch was responsible for producing two to five articles per week for Spoon University's website. In addition, she did c... More >>
Cargian '18 Explores Global Investments
Olivia Cargian '18 gained hands-on financial industry experience in Chicago as a private client advisory intern with William Blair, a global investment banking and asset management firm responsible for more than $78 billion in client assets. The firm has offices in 18 cities across four continents. During her summer internship, Cargian assisted coworkers with client interactions, worked alongside... More >>
Padnos Global Award Seeks Applicants
Hobart and William students interested in a funded short-term abroad opportunity and who have an interest in pursuing a "green" internship or research experience are invited to apply for the Padnos Winter Break International Research/Internship Award. Funded by gifts from the Padnos Family, the annual award supports one Hobart or William Smith student who is interested in an internship or researc... More >>
Samayoa '19 Interns with Posse
This summer, William Samayoa '19 interned at the Posse Foundation's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, helping to advance its mission of connecting deserving students with extraordinary leadership abilities to four-year college opportunities with full-tuition scholarships. As a development department summer intern, Samayoa attended Posse career events geared toward student recruitment that w... More >>
Rivera '17 Interns at FosterClub
When offered the opportunity to "give back," Cody Rivera ‘17 more than rose to the occasion. This summer, Rivera completed an internship with the organization FosterClub, which seeks to connect current and former participants in the foster care system. Throughout the months of July and August, he worked to advance the organization's mission of serving and honoring the perspectives of young people... More >>