College Sponsored Internships

The College has a variety of funding opportunities to help support summer internships.

Please note:

  1. Typically, students can only receive funding from one College sponsored source.
  2. The College will not fund projects in locations on the State Department Warning list, and in areas of turmoil.
  3. International students cannot be funded in their home country due to the policy of the College's emergency medical insurance provider.

In addition to the internships/grants listed here, the College also funds summer research assistantships in which students collaborate in the research and scholarly projects of faculty members. Check directly with faculty for availability.

Bryn Mawr College offers three internships open to Haverford students: The Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowship, Summer Research in the Sciences, and the Ariadne Solter Fund.

Internship Search Tips

Advice on finding an internship and applying to internship grant funding.

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  • Andrew Silk Summer Journalism Internship

    A Haverford or Bryn Mawr College student entering her/his sophomore, junior or senior year interested in the field of journalism is eligible for a $3500 stipend toward a (8-10 week) summer internship in print or broadcast journalism, with a focus on writing. The student needs to obtain a summer position in print or broadcast journalism.

    Deadline: March 19, 2014

  • Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Internships

    Supports a range of domestic and international summer internships for students that stand at the nexus of liberal learning, critical reflection and social action. All internships must demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics:

    1. An intellectually critical engagement with the pressing issues of our day and with ways to address those issues in the non-profit, private, for-profit, educational or public sectors;
    2. A commitment to deepening the applicant's understanding of cultural difference, and of the ways that local communities are affected by broader global processes;
    3. Engagement with issues of power and inequality in their local, national and/or international contexts.

    Deadline: See individual internship details

  • Deborah Lafer-Scher International Internship

    Provides a summer stipend of $1,500 to assist with living and travel expenses associated with pursuing a relevant international experience outside the United States and preferably outside the North America Hemisphere.

    Deadline: March 19, 2014

  • F. Page Newton History Fund

    Provides up to $3,000 to supports student development in the profession of history. Must have completed junior year as history major.

    Deadline: March 15, 2012

  • Gertrude Albert Heller Memorial Grant

    Encourages students to work with individuals with developmental disabilities/neurological disorders in direct care (areas include, but are not limited to, individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's).

    Deadline: March 19, 2014

  • Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities

    From internships at Philadelphia-based arts organizations, historical or scholarly societies, publishers, and community groups with interests in humanities-related activity to faculty assistantships designed to foster close interaction between students and faculty around humanistic inquiry, the Center has an impressive array of summer opportunities available.

    Deadline: See individual internship details

  • KINSC Summer Scholars

    Supports on-campus and off-campus laboratory research or public policy internships that have a significant natural science component. The KINSC is particularly interested in supporting summer internships that build upon the student's learning from previous coursework or mentored research, and that will enhance opportunities for learning and scholarly research in the future.

    Deadline: February 12, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.

  • Primary Care Pre-Medical Fellowship provided by Dr. Steven Jaharis

    This fellowship provides summer stipend moneys specifically for pre-medical students to work in clinical settings with underserved populations. Students find location and mentor. Project may be funded for 1 to 8 weeks in duration, depending on number of students provided fellowship. Examples of past projects include assisting in understaffed medical clinics in South Philadelphia and other urban and rural locations, a Planned Parenthood Clinic, a Philadelphia needle exchange project, a Mom mobile serving inner-city teenage mothers, and an inner city ER. For more ideas, students are urged to visit the Pre-health website on volunteer/clinical opportunities.

    Deadline: March 21, 2014

  • Smart Family Internship Grant

    The internship fund will provide one summer stipend up to $1,500 to assist with expenses associated with pursuing a relevant experience within the field of communications (television, radio, print publication, advertising, public relations). The student needs to obtain a relevant summer position.

    Deadline: March 19, 2014

  • Summer Serve

    Provides a summer stipend between $2,000-3,500 to a current sophomore and junior involved in public interest projects in the Philadelphia area.

    Deadline: March 19, 2014

  • Tri-Co Digital Humanities

    Tri-Co DH collaborates each year with a diverse group of partners to host a series of internships. These internships provide strong frameworks for mentorship and growth. Through their summer work, Tri-Co DH interns will deepen their skill set and knowledge base while gaining project-based experience. We encourage students of all majors and skill sets to apply. Previous partners have included: the Learning Games Network, Summer of Maps through Azavea, and the Early Novels Database.

    Deadline: February 15, 2014

  • Whitehead Internship Program

    Funded by a Haverford alumnus, honoring John C. Whitehead '43, to encourage Haverford students, who have completed their sophomore or junior year (rising juniors and rising seniors), to engage in a summer work experience related to entrepreneurial endeavors, small business enterprise, venture capital or investment finance activities.

    Deadline: College Sponsors - Extended to February 21, 2014; Self-Designed - February 25, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.