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:
Technical Communication in Boston
Although she was a technical writing intern with Sea Street Technologies this summer, the writing duties were only the beginning for Dominique DeRubeis '18. Her first task at the Boston, Mass., office was to make minor changes to the company's website, but over the course of the internship she went on to assist with the development of "an entirely new look and feel" for the site while "maintainin... More >>
Zhao '17 Fights Apple Blight
Amelia Zhao '17 is investigating the bacteria (Erwinia amylovora) that is responsible for the disease called fire blight, to develop effective treatments for the fruit trees it infects. Fire blight, which affects apples, pears and other members of the plant family Rosaceae, can decimate an entire crop in a single growing season, making it a serious problem in apple-producing regions like the Fing... More >>
Sloane '17 Interns at People Magazine
During her summer internship at People Magazine, Rebecca Sloane '17 interviewed several sports and musical giants such as Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women's soccer team, actor Corbin Bleu, musical artist 50 Cent and Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin. "I was so surprised and flattered that they offered me the internship in the first place, and of cour... More >>
Scally '17 Interns with Hallmark Channel
As a marketing intern for Crown Media Family Networks this summer, Meegan Scally '17 helped create essential marketing materials to promote programming events, series and movies for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. At the media production company's New York City offices, Scally had a firsthand look at the media world and how marketing materials "impacted each department a... More >>
Spotlighting Education with Chegg
Through an internship with the educational-tech leader Chegg, aspiring entrepreneur Sam Solomon '17 has bolstered his business savvy with newfound confidence and honed his marketing skills. Chegg, which is overseen by President and CEO Daniel L. Rosensweig '83, specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, online tutoring, and scholarship and internship matching. At the company's Santa C... More >>