Summer Internships

The CPGC supports a robust range of domestic and international summer internships for students.

Our internship programs have been developed to widen and deepen Haverford's connections with social change organizations and to encourage a collaborative approach to pressing social, cultural and ethical concerns. Interns have worked with a variety of organizations, and have helped to address a wide array of social issues. Many internships have resulted in long-term relationships between Haverford students and their host countries or communities. 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;
  2. A commitment to deepening the applicant's understanding of cultural difference, and of the ways that local communities are affected by global processes;
  3. Engagement with issues of power and inequality.

Application Deadlines: February 1—International and domestic partnerships, February 15—all other international internships, February 22—all other domestic internships. Faculty recommendation letters are due within one week after the application deadline.

Note: The College will not fund project in locations on the State Department warning list. Also, international students cannot be funded in their passport country of issue (unless a dual citizen) due to the policy of the College's emergency medical insurance provider.


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CPGC internships ideally span 8-10 weeks. Interns are expected to work full time (35-40 hours per week) for their host organization. CPGC covers intern's costs, including travel, local transportation, required vaccinations, visas, food, housing; CPGC also provides the summer earnings expectation for students who receive financial aid. The Center supports 10 Bryn Mawr students pursuing international internships.

Application Advising

Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising session with the appropriate program coordinator. Make an appointment: Janice Lion (Domestic Programs) or Chloe Tucker (International Programs). Please review our tips for writing your application and budgeting for an internship.


The CPGC internship includes a rigorous application process, a pre-departure weekend-long orientation, and enrollment in a course upon return to campus. This course will help students reconcile their experience with political, historical and cultural contexts. All returning interns are also encouraged to become involved in the work of the CPGC by participating in group projects, attending public talks, sharing their experiences with the campus community and designing their own projects for which they can apply to receive support through the many facets of the Center's programming funds.