SPEC 21: Winter Study Internships!

Imagine your Winter Study adventure!  Interested in pursuing internships in January 2022?  Still looking for a winter study course? 

Consider SPEC 21 Career Exploration:  Winter Study Internships!  We still have slots available in our winter study course!

Internships amplify academic learning, empower professional development, and increase students’ career options.

Application Deadline via Handshake Student Self-Sourced Winter Internships Extended!!! Tuesday, November 30th 11:55 p.m. 

Please submit your SPEC 21 Self Sourced Winter Internship Application at this Handshake Link.

  • In order to apply for the SPEC 21 Student Self-Sourced Winter Internship, students must have a confirmed full-time winter internship. We consider full-time 35-40 hours per week from Monday, January 3, 2022-Thursday, January 27, 2022.
  • Since there is a very short timeline to confirm a full-time winter internship, we recommend that students contact previous summer internship supervisors. Students can ask their previous supervisors if there is an opportunity for them to expand upon the work that they did over the summer or to take on a new project.
  • Please note: Since SPEC 21 is a winter study course, the Winter Study Committee does not allow students to receive a salary or weekly pay for winter study internships.

January 2022 Student Self Sourced Winter Internship Application Final Nov 2021

January 2022 Winter Internship Supervisor Verification Form Final Nov 2021

Eligibility Requirements for all SPEC 21 Winter Study Internships for January 2022:
  • The winter study internship is full-time 35-40 hours per week from Monday, January 3, 2022-Thursday, January 27, 2022.
  • Winter Internships located in the United States can be remote or on-location
  • For International Students Only-International Winter Internships (on site, on-location) must be located in students’ home country (where their permanent legal home address is listed).
  • International Winter Internships (remote) are allowed.
  • If first-year students have confirmed full-time winter internships (remote or on-location), they are required to live on-campus during the entire winter study term from Monday, January 3, 2022-Thursday, January 27, 2022. On-Location winter internships must be local (within Berkshire County).
  • You must be enrolled in the 2021 Fall Semester.
  • You intend to enroll in the 2022 Spring Semester.
  • You are not studying away/abroad for the entire academic year 2021 Fall Semester and 2022 Spring Semester.
  • If you studying away/abroad for the 2022 Spring Semester, you will not leave your winter study internship early or begin your 2022 Spring Semester until after the 2022 January Winter Term ends on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Winter Study Internship List-January 2022 as of  Monday, November 8, 2021

The ’68 Center for Career Exploration sponsors a winter study course SPEC 21 Career Exploration:  Winter Study Internships!  This course designed to to introduce students to a variety of career fields not normally available to students via our on-campus recruiting program: government, music, film, television, the arts, publishing, journalism, theater, entrepreneurship/social entrepreneurship/startups, architecture, advertising, journalism, public relations, sports management, etc.

Participation in this winter study course will require students to integrate their Williams academic knowledge with practitioners in a work environment, make inferences about group and individual dynamics, and work on issues of substance that students are interested in. This hands-on experience will illuminate lessons learned inside and outside the classroom.

First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can apply for SPEC 21 winter study internships posted on Handshake. Students accepting one of the SPEC 21 winter study internships will be automatically enrolled into our winter study course. These winter internships have the 1st priority.

Please note: Since SPEC 21 is a winter study course, the Winter Study Committee does not allow students to receive a salary or weekly pay for winter study internships. 

In addition, students finding their own winter study internships (student self-sourced winter study internships) can submit an application, internship supervisor verification form and a resume. Before submitting these documents, the student must have a confirmed full-time winter internship.

Please submit your SPEC 21 Self Sourced Winter Internship Application at this Handshake Link  by Tuesday, November 30th at 11:55 p.m.

The SPEC 21 Self-Sourced Application and the Winter Internship Supervisor Verification Form are located at the bottom of this page.  In addition, they are attached to the Handshake Link (above)

 

For more information, join us for a Virtual SPEC 21 Information Session.

SPEC 21 Info Session Dates/Times—FINAL WEEK! 

Sunday, 10/10–2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Register
Tuesday, 10/12–5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Register
Tuesday, 10/12–7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Register
Thursday, 10/14–5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Register

SPEC 21 Application Documents needed for Student Self-Source Winter Internships and Application Instructions:

Please submit your SPEC 21 Self Sourced Winter Internship Application at this Handshake Link.

January 2022 Student Self Sourced Winter Internship Application Final Nov 2021

  • Please complete and sign this document (2 page form 1 page responses to 5 questions).
  • Save this document as as January 2022 Student Self-Sourced Winter Internship Application and upload it onto Handshake under the label of “Other Documents.”

January 2022 Winter Internship Supervisor Verification Form Final Nov 2021

  • Your Internship Supervisor will complete and sign this form and return it to you via email prior to the Application Deadline on Sunday October 17, 2021 at 11:55 p.m.
  • ***Please Note: A typed name on the Internship Supervisor’s signature line will not be accepted.
  • Save this document as January 2022 Winter Internship Supervisor Verification Form and upload it onto Handshake under the label of “Cover Letter.”

Your Updated Resume

  • We strongly recommend that you have your resume reviewed by a Career Advisor by setting up an appointment on Handshake.
  • If you have not created a resume, we recommend that you review the Resume Guidelines and Templates.
  • Save this document as January 2022 Winter Internship Resume, and upload it onto Handshake under the label of “Resume.”

SPEC 21 Winter Study Internship Scoring Rubric January 2022

Questions? Please Contact: Dawn M. Dellea ([email protected]) Manager, Alumni & Parent Engagement Programs, ’68 Center for Career Exploration.