'68 Center wINTERNships

Looking for a fun adventure during the long winter break?  Interested in pursuing internships in January 2021?  

The ’68 Center for Career Exploration is very excited to announce that we are offering full-time wINTERNships (January 2021) in the following areas:  racial justice, non-profit (including arts, education, social justice), community/public service, government, public policy, startups, and more!   Full-time is defined as 35-40 hours per week for 3.5 weeks!  Remote wINTERNships are the 1st priority, followed by safe, on-location domestic wINTERNships located in the United States. 

wINTERNships will be held from Monday, January 4, 2021-Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  Students awarded 2021 wINTERNship funding will receive a one-time stipend for wINTERNships in the amount of $1,610 (less taxes) and will be paid on Friday, February 5, 2021. 

2021 January wINTERNship Program Application Workshop are listed below. All students interested in applying for a wINTERNship are required to attend one of these Application Workshops.

Information Session Date Handshake Event Link
Sun 11/22     2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m Register
Sun 11/22      4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register
Sun 11/22      7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Register
Mon 11/23      7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Register
Mon 11/23      8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Register
Tues 11/24      7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Register
Wed 11/25      2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register

Eligibility requirements for ALL 2021 wINTERNships:

  • First-years, sophomores, juniors and seniors be currently enrolled in the fall semester, intend to enroll in the 2021 spring semester.
  • For employment eligibility students must have the I-9 Form on file with the Williams College Human Resources Office.
  • To participate, students (regardless of citizenship) must physically work from within the United States per tax regulations.  This is a Williams College Human Resources Policy.

Unfortunately, students are not eligible for 2021 wINTERNships for the following reasons:

  • Students (regardless of citizenship) physically located outside of the United States. (See Human Resources Policy above)
  • On-site, on-location international internships are prohibited.
  • Any students enrolled in an academic program with a January term-WEPO Students or any students studying abroad in the spring semester.

There are two ways to obtain funding for a January wINTERNship:

2021 Designated January wINTERNships posted onto Handshake—These wINTERNships are from Previous SPEC 21 winter study internship sponsors and others. Applications must be submitted via Handshake from Sunday, November 15th-Sunday, November 29th at 11:55 p.m.

2021 Independent January wINTERNshipsStudents can develop their own full-time 2021 Independent January wINTERNships that take place from Monday, January 4, 2021-Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  We encourage students to work with a career advisor to identify opportunities posted on Handshake and via Networking.  Areas with industry internship funding are listed above.

  • 2021 Independent January wINTERNship posting via Handshake. 

2021 Independent January wINTERNships application must be submitted via Handshake from Sunday, November 15th-Sunday, December 6th at 11:55 p.m.

For 2021 Independent January wINTERNships, students will submit these 2021 required application documents via Handshake:


  • Submit the following documents via the Independent wINTERNship posting in Handshake (link above):
    • Submit an updated resume.  (We strongly encourage you to ask a career advisor to review your resume. First-years and sophomores can review resume guidelines and templates if you have not created a resume before.) under the label “Resume
    • Submit the 2021 Independent January wINTERNship Supervisor Verification Form under the label “Cover Letter”.
    • Submit the 2021 Independent January wINTERNship application under the label “Other Documents”

Once you are awarded a wINTERNship position, you will be required to attend an Orientation Meeting in December. 

During your wINTERNship experience, you will be required to complete the following:

  • Write two-page paper (regardless of a potential NDA with your wINTERNship organization)
  • Join the ASIP/SPEC 21 EphLink Group and respond to 3 questions posted in the group
  • Connect with one alumnus/alumna mentor registered on EphLink
  • Write a brief 1-paragraph summary of your experience for donor(s)

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn M. Dellea, Manager, Alumni & Parent Engagement Programs, at [email protected].