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.
Currently enrolled first-years, sophomores and Juniors are eligible for one Alumni Sponsored Internship Grant.
Each summer the program provides funding for about 100 interns in a variety of fields, such as government, non-profit, international development, community service, entertainment, the arts, and social entrepreneurship; principally organizations that provide limited stipends for their interns.
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.
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.
In addition, you are strongly encouraged to attend any of the Career Center workshops being offered this year. Please check our calendar on our homepage for dates and times.
The ASIP Application Workshop should take about 30 minutes, but Dawn Dellea will be available for the entire hour in order to answer your questions.
The Alumni Sponsored Internship Program Application Workshop will be held in the Mears Lewis Room located in Mears House on the following dates/times:
Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13th at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Round 1 Application Deadline Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Round 2 Application Deadline Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
If you are studying abroad, please call Linda Moran or Dawn Schoorlemmer at (413) 597-2311 and schedule a phone or skype appointment with Dawn Dellea.
FAQs about the Williams Alumni Sponsored Internship Program
Q: What are the 2016 application deadlines?
- Round 1 Application Deadline Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
- Round 2 Application Deadline Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
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 First-Years, Sophomores and Juniors are invited to apply for Williams Alumni Sponsored Internships. Only currently enrolled first-years, sophomores and juniors in good standing with the College will receive the ASIP grant.
Q: What are the application requirements?
A: To apply, you must attend one of the Alumni Sponsored Internship Program (ASIP) Application Workshop, offered weekly for several weeks before each of the deadlines.
Q: What are the selection criteria?
A: A committee of faculty and staff appointed by the Manager of Alumni & Parent Engagement Programs 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 $3,800 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 ASAP after the application deadline (traditionally within 2 1/2-3 weeks).
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 ASIP Program to the undergraduate students.
Q: How do I get started?
A: By attending the workshops at the Career Center in Mears House.