The following opportunities are open to first, second and third-year students of any major. International programs are open to both HC and BMC students.
Interns will be selected through written applications and interviews. The CPGC covers travel and living expenses in addition to summer earnings expectations.
Bi-College Dalun Community Fellowships - Dalun, Ghana
The CPGC and the Bryn Mawr College Deans’ Office will jointly support up to 6 Bi-Co students to spend ten weeks in rural northern Ghana. Placements with local community organizations include elementary education, building capacity at the local ICT center, advocating and caring for vulnerable children, and working at the community’s hospitality center. Dagbani language instruction provided. Learn more about the history of the fellowship.
Social Justice Issues in Contemporary Mexico - Casa de los Amigos, Mexico City
Four students live at the Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker hospitality center in the heart of Mexico City. Time is spent evenly between running the Casa as a member of its volunteer staff and working with a local non-profit agency. Spanish proficiency is required.
Intensive Research Methodology - Jogjakarta, Indonesia
4-6 students undertake an intensive, 10-week social science research methodologies program in the Javanese cultural capitol of Jogjakarta. Two weeks of language and cultural immersion are followed by four weeks of research and methodology theory, which is then put in practice during a four week internship at a local NGO.
Teaching English with Amity Foundation - Nanjing, China
This internship is available to four students who will spend nine weeks in China. There are three main components: working in the Amity Foundation's Social Services Center in Nanjing; outreach to English language learners in northern Jiangsu Province; and the Summer English Program, teaching English to middle school teacher in various placement sites throughout northeast China.
Four of the 2014 Ghana interns walking to Dalun village with local coordinator Sumaila AlHassan.
Leadership Development - High Rocks, WV
Work as a mentor and role model for middle and high-school girls participating in an award-winning academic enrichment and leadership program located in the Appalachian mountains.
Urban Education - Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Enhance community capacity towards educational change and school development through an independent news organization. Intern duties include writing and researching for the fall edition which profiles high schools and the selection process.
Environment and Food Sustainability - Haverford Garden
Work the land and build community with this campus environmental initiative that strives to both educate about the importance of food sustainability and produce a portion of the food consumed by students.
Farm Education - Weavers Way Community Programs
Learn how to farm and teach about food and farming in Northwest Philadelphia through cooperative community farm activities.
Environmental Sustainability - Michigan Land Use Institute
Work as a communications assistant for the Institute, advocating for clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and public transit in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.
Public Education - Philadelphia Futures
Serve as a teacher assistant in an academic summer program for high school students. Interns also provide tutoring and assistance with non-profit administration.
Human Rights & Publishing - Voice Of Witness
Assist with a variety of projects that are integral to the creation, promotion, and funding of this book series which depicts human rights crises through the stories of the men and women who experience them.
Environmental Conservation- Open Space Institute
Contribute to the mission of an organization which protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats and sustain community character.