Guaranteed Internship Program
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the stipend?
The Colleges are currently raising money in support of these stipends and we anticipate that the range of support will vary from $800 to $1,500 per student.
I’m a current student. How do I get an internship?
The Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development staff works with all students to provide internships. Last summer more than 500 students completed internships. To get started, students should make an appointment to meet with a staff member at the Salisbury Center. Working through the Pathways process, students will develop clarity around their values, interests and skills. Staff work individually with students to assist them in obtaining internship opportunities that will allow students to explore their interests. Additionally, every Monday the Salisbury Center sends a job and internship digest to students via e-mail to alert them to the many already available opportunities.
I’m a current student. How do I get a stipend for my unpaid internship?
Applications are now being accepted for the Endowed Internship Awards. Every summer we are able to provide $40,000 in stipends to support unpaid internships domestically. Applications for these awards are due in March. Students need not have been accepted to their internship before applying for a stipend. Awards are granted contingent upon acceptance to an internship; students have until June 1 to secure the internship.
The Colleges also have three $20,000 awards to support international internships through the Salisbury International Summer Internship Award. There is also the Bickley Award, which supports a student through a $5,000 award to provide an international experience. During the winter break, through another International Internship/Research Award, we are able to support a student with a $5,000 award. The Cohler Award is an additional award that provides a stipend for a summer internship with Eric Cohler Designs and a short term international component over the student’s winter break.
I’m thinking about applying for admission in the fall of 2015. Will I have a guaranteed internship?
Our commitment is to all incoming classes starting with those enrolling in the fall of 2014. This commitment guarantees an internship upon successful completion of the Pathways process. By working one-on-one with staff in the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development, we ensure students stay on track.
What kind of internship will I get?
Working with a member of the Salisbury Center staff, students identify potential employers and opportunities based on skill levels, interests and geographic preferences. Opportunities will vary, but most students have exciting experiences in their field of choice.
I want to do scientific research. Can I get a research position?
Research opportunities are available every summer both on campus with HWS faculty and in facilities across the country. Based on each student’s individual skill level, the Salisbury Center will work with applicants to prepare them for these competitive opportunities. In rare cases when a research position cannot be secured, the Salisbury Center will work to obtain a comparable internship opportunity.
How do I know if I’ve successfully completed the Pathways program?
By working with an assigned career counselor at the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development, we will track your progress in Pathways, including appointments, event attendance, and opportunities applications, through a web-based system that students can also access.
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