The Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship Program is the result of the combined efforts of the Career Center and Alumni Relations, along with students, faculty, and sponsors.
Sophomores and Juniors are eligible for only one Alumni Sponsored Internship.
Each summer the program provides funding for about 70 interns in government, non-profit, community service sectors, and entertainment.
The Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship Program enables students to perform a public service to organizations and work on special projects with an opportunity to gain experience, explore career fields, develop skills, and build a network.
Alumni Sponsored Internship Program Information Sessions
The deadline for the 2013 ASIP has passed. Please check this website next fall for information regarding the 2014 program.
FAQs about the Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship Program
Q: What are the 2014 application deadlines?
A: To be determined.
Q: What are the objectives of the Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship Program?
A: To provide an opportunity for students:
- To engage in constructive and innovative projects which address significant needs, link knowledge and structural change within society;
- To gain firsthand experience in a selected area that will serve to supplement their academic involvement and allow them to make meaningful contributions in the classroom after their return to Williams;
- To experience educational and personally fulfilling challenges working with professionals in fields that affect all of us;
- To explore alternative career options and the chance to diversify a resume otherwise dominated by more traditional achievements.
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Only currently enrolled Sophomores and Juniors are invited to apply for Williams Alumni Sponsored Internships.
Q: What are the application requirements?
A: To qualify for a Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship you must attend an Alumni Sponsored Internship Program Information Session at the Career Center and submit a statement of interest and resume with the internship application prior to the deadline.
Q: What are the selection criteria?
A: A committee of faculty and staff appointed by the Internship Program Coordinator will select internship recipients based on the quality of their application materials.
Q: What is the amount of the internship stipend?
A: The amount a student receives is $3,200 for an eight to ten week internship. This grant is taxable income and is subject to withholding.
Q: When are students notified about the internships?
A: You will be notified of your status two weeks after the application deadline.
Q: What are my responsibilities if I am selected for a Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship Program?
- To secure housing in the location where my internship will be performed;
- To attend an internship orientation session;
- To represent Williams Internship Programs by engaging in selected projects at the highest level of performance;
- To assist the Program by submitting a written and oral presentation of experience upon completion of the internship;
- To promote the Program amongst the undergraduate student body.
Q: How do I get started?
A: By attending an ASIP Information Session at the Career Center in Mears House.
Q: When are the ASIP Information Sessions?
A: Check back for 2013-14 infor session times and dates.
The following endowments have been established to provide funding to students interested in pursuing summer experiences in a variety of fields. It is not necessary for students to specify to which fund they intend to apply. The committee will determine which funds fit best for the student projects.
The Class of 1951 Internship Program was founded by the Class of 1951 to establish an endowment fund to support students who participate in a competitive application process, and receive a stipend to perform an internship with nonprofit and government sponsored programs.
The Class of 1972 Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the areas of public service and public policy. It enables them to engage in innovative projects which address significant issues in society and link knowledge and structural change within society.
The Class of 1974 Internship Program, founded by the Class of 1974, provides meaningful assistance to students to enable increased participation in off-campus community service organizations engaging in worthwhile endeavors with professionals in various nonprofit or community service oriented fields.
The Class of 1975 Internship Program, founded by the Class of 1975, provides opportunities for students to perform internships in organizations that are nonprofit and/or community service oriented.
The David Bartsch Internship Program, founded by David Bartsch ’74 provides opportunities to students who are graduates of United World Colleges that propose work plans carried out on their own or through nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the quality of life in a local, regional, national, or international community.
The Fox Internship Program, funded by the Mukti Fund to honor Thomas H. Fox ’61, provides an opportunity for students to engage in projects in a non-profit or governmental organization working for the betterment of developing nations particularly those in Africa and the Caribbean and/or for the resolution of issues facing those nations, particularly sustainable agriculture and the environment.
The Jones Greater China Internship Fund, to provide funding of a summer internship for one student that either relates to or is conducted in Greater China — China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.
The Kershaw Internship Program is supported by a gift in memory of Joseph Kershaw, Professor of Economics at Williams. It provides students with an opportunity to participate in working environments including community service organizations and foundations where government, business, and society at large interface to solve real-life problems.
The Kraft Internship Program, founded by the Kraft family, provides an opportunity for students with an interest in private nonprofit and government agencies located in New England which promote social equality and provide direct assistance to consumers of social services.
The Marver Internship Program was founded by James D. Marver ’72 to encourage students interested in domestic public policy analysis to participate in real world experiences and exposes them to contemporary domestic policy research and analysis which the student may want to carry on as an independent study/thesis.
The Mead Internship Program which began in 1951, is supported by a generous gift from the estate of George J. Mead. The program encourages Williams students to prepare for and participate in government service at the federal, state, and local levels. Mead said in his will, “this gift shall be used to improve the quality of leadership and service in all branches of government.”
The O’Herron-Burleigh Internship was established to support students who have an interest in non-profit, educational, or other charitable pursuits.
The Palmer Internship, for students working for the betterment of developing nations, particularly Africa and Latin America.