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INTERNSHIP FUNDS

Hobart and William Smith Colleges understand that sometimes students face difficult decisions when having to choose between a paying job that is not career related and an unpaid internship that would really make their resume shine. Recognizing that this could mean missed opportunities for our students, generous alums have come forward to endow internship funds that award annual stipends to our students.

Each fund has its own criteria, so please read carefully to see if you qualify. Students are welcome to apply to more than one fund as long as qualifications are met. Many of the funds use the same general application form, and there is no reason to send in multiple copies of the same general form. Students will only be granted a stipend from one fund in any given funding cycle. These funds are open to all returning students regardless of major and class year.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges do not exclude anyone from participating in, deny anyone the benefits of, or subject anyone to discrimination or harassment in any program or activity based on race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend

Created by gifts Charles Salisbury, this fund provides financial support of up to $20,000 for three students interested in pursuing an international internship experience in a location of the student’s choice*. By supplementing classroom education with internship experience, students gain a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers. Mr. Salisbury’s generosity will enable students the opportunity to test their skills and realize their potential.

This award may provide a stipend for the internship, lodging, airfare, passport/visa expenses, meals, ground travel, traveler’s insurance, and/or other expenses related to an international internship opportunity.

All rising sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are eligible to receive an award.  As part of the application process, students must include an essay, two letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts along with a dean’s approval form.

Selected students will be required to maintain a personal journal about the internship during the eight-week experience that will be uploaded weekly to the HWS website. Upon return to campus in the fall, awardees are required to submit a five-page paper on the experience and make a presentation to peers to help recruit students for the following summer.

A personal interview will be required for the top candidates; three stipends will be awarded for the summer.

Awards are available for summer internships only. Students must turn in their complete application packets by the following date in order to be considered for a Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Countries under State Department warning will be excluded as will other countries as decided upon by Hobart and William Smith Colleges due to world crisis and disasters as situations arise.

Application for Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend (PDF)

Deans Approval Form for Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend (PDF)

Award Recommendation for Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend (Word)

Endowed Internship Funds

The following Endowed Internship Funds were established to supplement funding for unpaid internship opportunities for Hobart and William Smith students. Internships allow students to explore careers, relate their academic knowledge and occupational skills and apply these relationships to diverse situations within a professional environment.

Applications are available in the Career Services Office (CSO) in Trinity Hall and online at the following PDF:

Endowed Internships Application

Application Deadline to the CSO: The last Friday in March at 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about applying for endowed internship funds, please contact Brandi Ferrara at (315) 781-3514 or bferrara@hws.edu. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Brandi, please contact the CSO at (315) 781-3514.

Applicant Eligibility:
All first years, sophomores or juniors enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are eligible to receive an award for summer internships. Priority will be given to non-paid internships.

Application Requires:
Completed Application form, current resume, polished personal statement, internship posting, budget statement and one letter of recommendation.

Funding Requirements:

If you have been award an Endowed Internship Fund the following  items must be completed and returned to the Career Services Office:

  1. Accountability Contract
  2. Endowed Internship Information Sheet
  3. W-9 Form
  4. Hand written thank you card with your signature
  5. Confirmation email/letter from your internship supervispor

Bowman Internship Fund for Leadership and Civic Engagement

Created by gifts from Mr. Harry W. Bowman ’65, this fund provides financial support during internships for students interested in developing a career in leadership and/or civic engagement. By supplementing classroom education with internship experience, students gain a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers. Mr. Bowman’s generosity will enable students to test their skills and realize their potential.

This award may provide a stipend for an UNPAID internship or supplement housing and/or travel expenses related to an internship.

All returning students enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are eligible to receive an award. Applications are available at the Salisbury Center for Career Services, Trinity Hall, first floor. As part of the application process, students must include an essay and one letter of recommendation. Awards are currently available for summer internships. Students must turn in their completed application packets by the following date: The last Friday in March.


General Application (PDF)

Charles H. Salisbury, Jr. '63, P'94 Endowed Internship Fund

Established by L. Thomas Melly '52 in honor of Charles H. Salisbury, Jr. '63, P'94, this fund provides financial support for students who are supplementing classroom education with internship experience to gain a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers. This fund is open to internships in all industries.

This stipend may provide funding for salary expenses of an UNPAID internship or supplement housing and/or travel expenses related to an internship.

All returning students enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are eligible to receive an award. As part of the application process, students must include an essay and one letter of recommendation. Awards are currently available for summer internships. Students must turn in their completed application packets by the following date: The last Friday in March.

General Application (PDF)

Ralph A. and Jane Pica Endowed Internship Fund

Created by a gift from Ralph A. and Jane Pica, this fund provides financial support for students who are supplementing classroom education with internship experience to gain a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers. The Pica's generosity will enable students to test their skills and realize their potential. This fund is open to internships in all industries.

This stipend may provide funding for salary expenses of an UNPAID internship or supplement housing and/or travel expenses related to an internship.

All returning students enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are eligible to receive an award. As part of the application process, students must include an essay and one letter of recommendation. Awards are currently available for summer internships. Students must turn in their completed application packets by the following date: The last Friday in March.

General Application (PDF)

John A. Ross '66 Endowed Internship Fund

Created by a gift from John A. Ross '66, this fund provides financial support for students who are supplementing classroom education with internship experience to gain a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers. Mr. Ross's generosity will enable students to test their skills and realize their potential. This fund is open to internships in all industries.

This stipend may provide funding for salary expenses of an UNPAID internship or supplement housing and/or travel expenses related to an internship.

All returning students enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are eligible to receive an award. As part of the application process, students must include an essay and one letter of recommendation. Awards are currently available for summer internships. Students must turn in their completed application packets by the following date: The last Friday in March.

General Application (PDF)

L. Thomas Melly '52 Endowed Internship Fund

Established by Charles H. Salisbury, Jr. ’63, P’94 in honor of  L. Thomas Melly ’52, this fund provides financial support for students who are supplementing classroom education with internship experience to gain a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers. This fund is open to internships in all industries.

This stipend may provide funding for salary expenses of an UNPAID internship or supplement housing and/or travel expenses related to an internship.

All returning students enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are eligible to receive an award. Applications are available at the Salisbury Center for Career Services, Trinity Hall, 1st floor.  As part of the application process, students must include an essay and one letter of recommendation. Awards are currently available for summer internships. Students must turn in their completed application packets by the following date: The last Friday in March.

General Application (PDF)