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:
Quintos '17 Interns at Nickelodeon
Gail Quintos '17 is spending her summer in Los Angeles, Calif., interning with the non-profit sector of The Television Academy, which works with students who aspire to work in the film and television industry. She is assigned to Nickelodeon's live-action casting department, which is responsible for hiring main actors, secondary actors and guest stars. "I've attended auditions, table reads, run-th... More >>
HWS at National Conventions
As the 2016 election cycle presses on with the national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties, Hobart and William Smith students and alums are taking active roles in the democratic process -- inside on the convention floors, out in campaign offices and in the field. "It was a very surreal experience to attend the Republican National Convention," says Mark Pitifer '18, who neverthel... More >>
Patterson '17 Starts Clinical NICU Internship
Before committing to medical school and the life of a doctor, Melanie Patterson '17 says that first "you really need to get a hands-on experience of what the life of a physician is like," since it "is not only important to get a feel for the actual role you will play, but to understand the lifestyle behind this career and what type of person it takes to become a physician." This summer, Patterson... More >>
Lambos '18 Talks Pokémon on ABC News
During his internship with ABC News Channel 9's morning talk show "Bridge Street" in Syracuse, N.Y., Peter Lambos '18 works with the show's guests, pitches ideas for segments, handles social media posts and assists in production, editing and online distribution. He also found himself in front of the camera this week. "Recently, the app, Pokémon GO, has gone extremely viral and has become a global... More >>
Chirco '17 Interns at Department of Justice
During her internship this summer at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, Elizabeth "Biz" Chirco '17 is seeing firsthand how the federal government works to protect consumers' health, safety and financial wellbeing. In Washington, D.C., Chirco is learning investigative techniques and trial building tools that will help her to determine whether "to be in a private prac... More >>