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Guaranteed Internship Program

The Guarantee

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.

Guaranteed Internship Requirements

Career Services Workshop Dates


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:

  • Frick Capital, Switzerland
  • DFS: Duty Free Shops
  • Yahoo!, Inc.
  • International Labor Organization
  • Burson–Marsteller
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Ogilvy Public Relations
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Munroe Chiropractic, PC
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Kenneth Cole Fashions
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Cartus Corporation
  • Comedy Central
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Yale Medical School, Hematology Dept.
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Hitachi Corporation
  • Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
  • Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • National Science Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Sirius Radio
  • Museum of our National Heritage
  • Special Olympics
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Bank of America
  • American Red Cross
  • HBO Sports
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Boston Private Bank and Trust Company
  • Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Condé Nast Publications
  • Oppenheimer & Co.
  • George Little Management, LLC
  • Boston University
  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Amherst College
  • Bryce Capital Management, LLC
  • Brean Murray, Carret & Co., LLC
  • CBS Sports
  • Daniel R. Long, Architect & Associates
  • DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.
  • ESPN
  • Partners + Napier
  • Jewish Film Festival
  • Winchester Hospital
  • Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP
  • Lazard Capital Markets
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA)
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Outward Bound
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Dartmouth’s Tuck Business Bridge Prog.
  • UPenn Diabetes & Obesity Research Lab
  • Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
  • German Marshall Fund
  • Sony Pictures
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-NY)
  • Boys’ Club of New York
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate
  • Seventeen magazine
  • Tufts Veterinary Research Lab
  • Smith Opera House
  • Finger Lakes Health
  • By Kids For Kids Co.
  • Riverside Outpatient Clinic
  • Chelsea Gallery
  • Children’s Defense Fund

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Internships

DNA and Forensic Science with NYSP

For Therese Mandracchia '19, this summer's internship at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) gave her a window into her "dream job." A biochemistry major and soon-to-be law and society minor, she was initially "attracted to the internship because my grandfather worked in this field as well as forensic pathology, and I was always fascinated with it on crime shows." Prior ...  More >>

Ross '17 Interns with "The Late Show"

This summer, Megan Ross '17 was selected as one of 17 undergraduate interns for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the nightly talk show watched by millions of people each week. Based at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, "The Late Show" has, along with its usual sketches and live musical performances, a star-studded list of guests that ranges from Vice President Joe Biden to Will Farre...  More >>

HWS Fribolin Farm Interns Make an Impact

For Sarah Garcia '17, Lara Johnson '19 and Felicia Maybee '17, a shared passion for fresh produce has given them the opportunity this summer to sow the seeds for community outreach and involvement. The three HWS Fribolin Farm interns have been working diligently over the past few months to maintain the farm and all that has been planted there. Fribolin Farm interns tend to the various gardens on ...  More >>

A Summer at the Smithsonian

This summer, Kathryn Hackett '17 completed an internship for the Smithsonian Institution, a collection of 19 museums, galleries, research facilities and educational centers of international renown, located in the District of Columbia. "I am interested in alternative forms of education that can be found outside of a traditional classroom setting," says Hackett. "I wanted to find out how the educat...  More >>

Pitifer Joins Reed Congressional Campaign

With his eyes set on one day serving his community through an elected office, Mark Pitifer '18 is beginning his career in politics managing the Geneva office for Tom Reed for Congress. As a Finger Lakes Field Representative, Pitifer is responsible for five counties in the Finger Lakes region, working with individuals in these communities to spread Reed's message throughout the 23rd Congressional ...  More >>

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