Internship Opportunities

We encourage our students to seek opportunities off campus, whether at the neighboring colleges during the semester or through a summer research program over the summer at a university, national lab, industry, or abroad.

Most of Mount Holyoke's physics majors participate in at least one internship during their time as an undergraduate; view past student student internship statistics. Some continue on to graduate school in physics, while many others choose to study in another technical field or begin a career in industry. Below is a growing list of sites both on and off campus which provide job and internship information.

MHC Opportunities

  • MHC has many internship opportunities. Applications for all programs are done through the Career Development Universal Application. The deadline is March 1 and make sure to talk first with the professor you'd like to do research with before applying! There is also funding available.

Government and Academic Programs

American Astronomical Society

Council on Undergraduate Research


U.S. Department of Energy

More Government Supported Opportunities

Programs Open to International Students

International Internships and Research in the Sciences

  • DAAD RISE Program in Germany for summer research opportunities in the sciences
  • RWTH Aachen University for summer research opportunities
  • Pasteur Foundation for students with a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (Paris, France)
  • Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) Pisa, Italy
  • InfoSys Technologies (India - multiple locations)

General Listings

Also, check out the bulletin boards in the physics department on the 2nd floor of Kendade for more internship opportunities.