MHC International Internship Program (MHC-IIP)


For over 175 years, Mount Holyoke College (MHC) has been educating women for thoughtful, effective, and purposeful engagement in the world. Experience has taught us that international internships serve as one of the most powerful learning laboratories for the education of global citizens. To this end, the MHC International Internship Program (MHC-IIP) places highly qualified students as summer interns in select partner organizations around the world.

Find an Internship 

MHC-IIP opportunities span diverse fields and approximately 20 countries around the globe. Explore annual internship descriptions organized below by region. 

Please remember that these opportunities are only open to MHC Sophomores and Juniors.


These competitive positions are awarded on the basis of the applicant's academic background, professional goals, and the readiness to be successful in the placement. MHC-IIP positions are eligible for funding under Lynk/UAF. Interested students apply on LyonNet. The 2017 deadline for IIP applications was February 27, 2017. Students must meet with Kirk Lange, in the McCulloch Center, before applying. 

Previous IIP Interns

Past interns can provide key insights into internship possibilities and details. Find their names organized below by year. 

Diane Kim
MHC International Internship Program
Research Institute for Asian Women
Editing Intern
Seoul, Korea

"My internship exceeded all of my expectations.  It advanced my understanding of gender studies and has exposed me to the world of the publishing industry – editing, revising, drafting, working with faculty and independent scholars.  I've learned how to work in a professional setting and to value learning that takes place outside the classroom."

For accounts of other former interns visit the McCulloch Center blog. To receive updates on the MHC-IIP, please follow us on Facebook. For questions, contact Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential Learning.

Please Note: Students can not apply to these internships by directly communicating with the host organization.

2014 Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa interns with internship mentor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Leymah Gbowee