You can find internships through Mount Holyoke College internship programs, existing job postings with external employers, or you can develop your own internship opportunity by contacting an organization and offering to work as an intern.
Mount Holyoke College Internships
Mount Holyoke College provides many funded internships and fellowships reserved for MHC students. These selective, high-quality positions are pre-arranged by various MHC Centers and Departments.
- International Internship Program (MHC-IIP)
The Mount Holyoke International Internship Program (MHC-IIP) offers a selection of international summer internships to Mount Holyoke sophomores and juniors. The McCulloch Center has developed the MHC-IIP opportunities through the international connections of MHC faculty and alumnae.
- Miller Worley Center for the Environment Leadership Fellowships
The Center for the Environment offers competitive summer Leadership Fellowships - challenging internships arranged exclusively for Mount Holyoke students. These opportunities are with select nonprofit organizations and are arranged to provide sophomores and juniors with connections beyond those offered by typical internships.
Mount Holyoke’s Nexus gives students a focused, intentional way to connect their academic work with valuable professional experience beyond the gates, through internships, research, and summer employment.
- Community-Based Learning (CBL)
The Community Based Learning office offers term-time fellowships with local non-profit organizations.
- Off-Campus Work Study
Students whose financial aid packages include Federal Work Study have access to a variety of term-time opportunities with local non-profit organizations. Many of these positions provide substantive learning opportunities.
- On-Campus Work Study
Several MHC departments offer pre-professional term-time employment opportunities. Look for the positions marked as "Level 4" on the wage scale.
These resources are a great place to begin your search for a relevant, quality internship experience outside of MHC:
Access thousands of opportunities through Handshake, the Career Development Center’s online internship, research, and job search system and online resource portal.
Employers recruit MHC students for jobs, internships & research through career fairs, information sessions and interview days.
- Internships by Major
These pages provide a sample of opportunities pursued by MHC students in each major, as well as any resources recommended by the academic departments.
- Internship Network
Review reports (available in the CDC library) from past MHC interns from all career fields and locations for ideas on where to land your next internship or job.
- Create Your Own Internship
If you'd like to work for an organization that doesn't have an internship program, be proactive about creating your own opportunity.
Not sure how to get started? Attend a Finding an Internship and learn how to search for, create or fund an opportunity.
- CDC Advisors
Meet with a CDC advisor to discuss your interests and map a strategy for finding and funding an internship or research opportunity that meets your unique needs.