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International Internships Available

Posted on Friday, February 03, 2012

Available to all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled at HWS, the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend Award 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.

Applications are currently available at the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development in Trinity Hall. The deadline is Monday, March 25.

Created by gifts from former Chair of the Colleges Board of Trustees Charles Salisbury Jr. '63, P'94, L.H.D.'08, this prestigious stipend has been granted annually since 2007. The stipend enables three students every year to test their skills and realize their potential by supplementing their education with internship experience, providing them with a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers.

Last summer, Mr. Salisbury's generosity made it possible for Marshall Scholar recipient Wendi Bacon '12 to spend her summer as a research assistant at the Department of Hematology in the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research in England; Tom Luly '12 interned at the Carnegie Moscow Center, a division of the D.C.-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Russia; and Rosemary Scheibel '12 worked for the Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nicaragua.

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.

As part of the application process, students must include an essay and two letters of recommendation along with a dean's approval form. A personal interview will be required for the top candidates.

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 two presentations to peers to help recruit students for the following summer, in addition to being available for Admissions Open House events.

If you have questions, contact Director of the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development Brandi Ferrara.

In the photo above, Sailisbury Summer International Internship recipient Tom Luly ’12 stands with a statue in a park in Moscow. Luly is assisting with policy research at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

 


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