Business and Industry Internships

Business and Industry Internships and Summer Opportunities

The History student’s ability to conduct research, analyze large bodies of information, and develop solutions can prepare the student for a career business or industry fields such as architecture and urban planning, technology, and more. Building experience in business industry sectors outside of classes can help create a more complete skill set in preparation for a career after graduation.

Fullbridge XBA in Business Fundamentals—Mount Holyoke College

This program, funded in part by Mount Holyoke Lynk, is recommended for rising juniors and seniors interested in building a strong toolkit for understanding the world of business.

Koru Careers—Seattle, WA or San Francisco, CA

Koru is an innovative start-up that has partnered with various colleges, including Mount Holyoke, to develop and coach rising seniors and recent graduates in successful industry practices and skills. 

Aetna Undergraduate Summer Internships—Various Locations

A healthcare company, Aetna interns are place in many different departments, from financial and insurance offices to legal offices. The positions are paid, and provide a well-established introduction to the intersection of healthcare and business. Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply (though some positions seek seniors or recent graduates).

Travelers Insurance—Hartford, CT; Various locations when available

At Travelers Insurance, interns are placed in offices such as Actuarial and Analytics, Human Resources, Information Technology, Underwriting, Operations, and more.  Interns will receive training and development through workshops and speaker forums, and are paid at an hourly rate.

The Hartford Operations Leadership Development Program—Hartford, CT; Windsor, CT; Simsbury, CT

The Hartford Financial Services Group is based out of Hartford, CT and runs various internship programs in the summer. The Operations Leadership Development Program serves as a pipeline from internship to full employment, with a comprehensive program in business operations and management. The program is very competitive, but offers a benefits package, performance pay, and more for a 40-hour, 10-week program.

Department of City Planning—Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning offers internship positions across offices and projects ranging from city bicycle plan implementation, open space planning, ADA compliance, city forestry and more. Some positions require class work pertaining to urban development, architecture, or planning, and familiarity with GIS or analysis techniques.

NYC Department of City Planning—New York City, New York

New York City’s department of city planning has internships for undergraduate students interested in public policy and urban planning. Proficiency in geography/GIS, AutoCAD, and other technical tools might be required for some placements. Students can spend 6-10 weeks at their internships conducting research for various projects, collecting data, and creating presentations for the Community and City Planning Commission. Listings for other city agencies in New York can be found on this website.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon GIS Summer Internship—Mt. Vernon, Virginia

For the summer of 2014, the Mount Vernon estate is looking for an undergraduate student with an interest in historic preservation and experience working with GIS to conduct a plantation landscape survey. It is a 10-week internship, with a $3500 compensation given to the intern.