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 17, 2015

  • 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 $2,500 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: February 22, 2015

  • F. Page Newton History Fund

    Provides support for students to conduct archival and on-site research and to develop skills used by historians. Open to junior and senior history majors

    Deadline: March 31

  • 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 17, 2015

  • Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities

    The Hurford Center offers several summer opportunities that are in effect funded internships: 6 Philly Partners Internships with Philadelphia-based arts non-profits, historical or scholarly societies, vetted by HCAH; 2-3 student designed and organized internships; 2-3 up to 10-weeks long research fellowships (usually for thesis work); and 10 or more Student Research Assistantships to work with Haverford faculty. In addition, student accepted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Summer Museum Studies program receive a stipend to cover their living expenses for the nine-week program. The deadlines and applications are different for each of these opportunities

    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 15, 2015 by 11:59 p.m.

  • The Libraries Internships

    The Libraries offers a range of student internship to work on a variety of deep and original research projects. Students are paired with a subject expert in the library to work closely on a project that develops their research and scholarship capacity, advances their critical literacy skills, and simultaneously gives them a meaningful product for their portfolio. Projects may include: curating an exhibition, researching and writing an essay, developing and engaging in a digital scholarship project, or creating another self-directed project. Faculty may also serve as partners on many of the projects.

    Current internships include:

    • The Joseph E. O'Donnell Student Research Internship
    • The Sarah T. Slocum Digital Scholarship Internship
    • Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Student Library Research Internship
    • Digital Scholarship Internship

    Deadline: February 15, 2015

  • 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: February 15, 2015

  • Smart Family Internship Grant

    The internship fund will provide one summer stipend up to $2,000 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 17, 2015

  • 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 17, 2015

  • 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 Partners - February 15, 2015; Self-Designed - February 22, 2015