Mathematics and Statistics

Major and Minor Internship Search Tools

The most up to date listings for internships can be found on LyonNet. With hundreds of active internships (expect more listings late fall-early spring for summer opportunities), we collaborate with 28 other liberal arts colleges to provide a broad range of opportunities. Here you can also sign up to have internships emailed to you by areas of interest by utilizing the “search agent” feature.

Internships-USA, an online database, provides continually updated internship opportunities by topic and geographic area. Access Internships-USA through LyonNet.

Our Career Center and Library provide extensive information about how to search for and secure an internship, visit us and meet with a counselor to talk about the process.

Not sure where to get started? Attend an internship workshop to learn more about how to conduct an effective and efficient search or develop your own opportunity.

All students with majors or minors in sciences or mathematics should consider participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at one of the many institutions offering them in the U.S.  REU projects involve active participation by students in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose. Beginning in November, the NSF Web site lists opportunities by discipline; they include   

  • Astronomical Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education and Human Resources
  • Engineering, Ethics and Values Studies
  • International Science and Engineering
  • Materials Research
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Physics
  • Polar Programs
  • Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

Students with science or mathematics majors or minors are especially encouraged to apply for summer funding from the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program.

Both first-year students and upperclassmen are eligible to apply. To apply to this program, check the box labeled "HHMI Summer Education Program" on the MHC Universal Application form.

There are many summer research opportunities in the field of mathematics. For off-campus opportunities, please see your professors for more information, and or consult the web sites of the American Mathematical Society, the MHC Math Club, and the Mathematical Association of America. These programs generally have deadlines in January or February.

Mount Holyoke Mathematics students are especially encouraged to apply for funding from the Summer Mathematics Institute at Mount Holyoke College. This program has been engaging selected undergraduates in useful mathematical research since 1988. Topics have been drawn from number theory, algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis, mathematical physics and statistics. Frequently the topic involves the application of computational techniques to gain further insight into the problem. The Institute is supported by the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. To obtain an application form to participate in the Summer Mathematics Institute, contact the Mathematics Department directly.

Students with an interest in Mathematics and Statistics majors are encouraged to research and develop their own internship opportunity. To assist you in securing an internship, please find below a sampling of places where Mathematics and Statistics majors have completed an internship. Please note: the CDC does not promote or is in no way affiliated with the companies or institutions listed.   

  • Delaware Hotel
  • Dhaka Community Hospital
  • Digestive Disease Consultants - Kenosha Medical Center
  • Holyoke Internists
  • Merrill Lynch, Global Private Client Group
  • Mount Holyoke College Career Development Center
  • Muir Foundation
  • Principle Profits Asset Management, Inc.
  • Service Net, Inc.
  • Smith College Computer Science Dept.
  • U.S. Army Cold Regions Research
  • Yale New Haven Hospital

To search for active internship listings, please visit the LyonNet database.