Alumni Sponsored Internship Program

IMPORTANT ASIP UPDATES, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020!

If you submitted your ASIP Application Packet (resume, ASIP Application, Internship Supervisor Verification Form) on or before Monday, April 20, 2020. Attention:  All students submitting ASIP Applications in Round 1 are required to reapply.  In addition, students submitting ASIP Applications in Round 2 will be required to reapply if:

  • If you submitted an ASIP Application Packet for a domestic (on-site, on-location) summer internship.  The ASIP Application and Internship Supervisor Verification Form was revised on Friday, April 24, 2020. (see note below)
  • If you submitted an ASIP Application Packet and your Internship Supervisor did not sign the Internship Supervisor Verification Form.  A typed name on a signature line is not acceptable.

Due to rapid developments with COVID-19, the ASIP Application and Internship Supervisor Verification Forms were revised on Friday, April 24th.   The revised documents are posted on this page.  If you obtain a domestic (on-site, on-location) internship, there is an additional question for internship supervisors and students concerning social distancing and safety protocol at the organization’s location.  Please delete the previous ASIP Application and Internship Supervisor Verification Form that was sent to you on Monday, April 20th.

***Please note all students obtaining remote or domestic summer internships:  Your Internship Supervisor must complete, sign and return the form to you via email before the ASIP Application Deadline Date.  A typed name on the signature line is not acceptable.

IMPORTANT ASIP UPDATES, TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020

In order for internships to be a safe and positive experience, we have restructured the funding process and greatly broaden the scope of what we will accept as an internship. We want all students to be in a safe environment this summer.

To assure that many more Williams students receive funding, the base stipend will be $1,500 this year, and students on financial aid will receive an additional adjustment. ASIP funding this year is specifically for food and miscellaneous expenses, not for travel, lodging, or to replace paid wages.

To apply first years, sophomores and juniors must obtain a full-time unpaid or low stipend remote summer internships (i.e. those exhibiting “social distancing,” that is, not located in a public space) or safe domestic summer internships (on-site,  on location).

Remote Internships are given first priority and we are also considering safe domestic internships. Full-time is defined as 30 hours per week for at least 8 weeks.

***If funds are still available, we will consider funding for professional development courses.  The maximum amount awarded up to $1,500.

Examples of acceptable courses include:
Examples of courses not accepted:

The Williams ’68 Center for Career Exploration awards summer grants to currently enrolled first-years, sophomores, and juniors for unpaid or limited stipend full-time summer internships through our Alumni Sponsored Internship Program (ASIP) in the areas of arts/entertainment, education/teaching, non-profit/community service, social justice, federal/state/local government, international development, law, international affairs, public policy, environment, economic development, startups/entrepreneurship/social entrepreneurship, technology, health/medicine and more!

Please Note: If current sophomores or juniors received an ASIP grant in a previous year, they can submit an ASIP application for the second time! First-time ASIP applicants will be given first priority in this order, juniors, sophomores, first-years, and then students applying for the ASIP grant a second time.

2019 ASIP Book
 
2018 ASIP Book
 

View past ASIP books here.

The Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship Program enables students to perform a public service to these organizations and work on special projects with an opportunity to gain experience, explore career fields, develop skills, and build a network.  The ASIP grant is used to help students with expenses during their summer internship (transportation, food, lodging, etc.)

Want to know more? Read our FAQs.

Round 2 Application Deadline Date EXTENDED:  Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 11:55 p.m. via Handshake

Alumni Sponsored Internship Program Information Sessions

To apply, you must attend the Alumni Sponsored Internship Program (ASIP) Application Workshop, offered weekly for several weeks before each of the two deadlines.  You must attend this workshop even if you have attended one last year.

Virtual ASIP Application Workshops will be held on the following dates/times:
Tuesday, 4/28/2020, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 4/30/2020, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 4/30/2020, 7:00 p.m.
Please register on Handshake.  A link to the Zoom meeting is included in each workshop description.
2020 Alumni Sponsored Internship Program Application Instructions (Revised April 24th)
2020 Alumni Sponsored Internship Program Application (Revised April 24th)
2020 Internship Supervisor Verification Form (Revised April 24th)

We will be evaluating your 2020 ASIP Application Packet, including your 2020 ASIP Application, Internship Supervisor Verification Form, and your Resume using the 2020 ASIP Scoring Rubric.

Please submit your ASIP Application Packet, your 2020 ASIP Application, your the Internship Supervisor Verification Form and your updated resume via Handshake by Sunday, May 3, 2020m at 11:55 p.m (Round 2 Application Deadline).

Please note: If you receive any funding from any other Williams College Academic Departments/Programs or Administrative Offices including grants/scholarships/stipends/weekly pay in the summer of 2020 you are not eligible to receive an ASIP grant in the summer of 2020. We want to be fair to all students, so instead of awarding 2 types of Williams College funding in one summer to one Williams student, 2 Williams students will each receive one type of funding.

In addition, you are strongly encouraged to attend any of the ’68 Center for Career Exploration workshops being offered this year.  Please refer to the upcoming events section on Handshake.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn M. Dellea, Manager of Alumni & Parent Engagement Programs, ’68 Center for Career Exploration at [email protected]