MHConnect Internship & Research Opportunities

Mount Holyoke College provides many funded internship and research opportunities reserved for MHC students. These selective, high-quality MHConnect positions are pre-arranged by various MHC Centers and Departments.

Summer Opportunities

ALANA Research Scholars Program
The Academic Deans Office offers African American, Asian American, Latina, and Native American students with the opportunity to work on a distinctive, independent research project with the support of a faculty mentor.

Curatorial Internship Program
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections (ASC) offers competitive summer Lynk curatorial internships exclusively for Mount Holyoke students. Curatorial interns will gain skills in exhibit curation; basic preservation of paper materials and photographs; archival arrangement and description; research and writing institutional history; and the use of social media for cultural heritage organizations. Sophomores and juniors with interest and relevant background, majoring in any field, may apply.

Global Studies Summer Program
The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives supports students pursuing collaborative student-mentor research abroad during the summer.

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 College Art Museum Internship Program
This program provides opportunities for current Mount Holyoke students to obtain meaningful hands-on experience and gain insight regarding museum careers by working at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum. Potential internship focus areas include curatorial, archival and collections management, museum education, management and advancement, or other areas related to Museum operations. 

Research with MHC Faculty
Many MHC faculty conduct research over the summer and include MHC students on their research teams. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, reach out to that person directly. Summer is also a great time to pursue an independent research project under the mentorship of MHC faculty.

Fall and Spring Term Opportunities

Community Based Learning (CBL)
The Community Based Learning office offers term-time fellowships with local non-profit organizations.

Leadership and Public Service (LAPS)
Through the Leadership and Public Service (LAPS) Program, students can intern at the offices of elected officials, as well as non-profit organizations in the Pioneer Valley that are working on policy at state and national levels on issues such as media reform, government transparency, and social and economic justice for women and families during the academic year. 

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.

Research with MHC Faculty
MHC faculty conduct research during the academic year as well. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, reach out to that person directly.