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Guaranteed Internship Program

The Guarantee

Because Hobart and William Smith recognize how important an internship is in determining career direction, the Colleges have made a bold commitment: For incoming first year students matriculating in the fall of 2014 and beyond, Hobart and William Smith guarantee that students of good academic and social standing who have successfully completed the Pathways Program, will be able to participate in one internship or research opportunity. In most cases, the internship will happen in the summer after the junior year. For summer internships that are unpaid, the Colleges will provide a stipend.

The Pathways Program Works

Our approach to career preparation is wrapped up in our Pathways program. It’s a comprehensive, action-packed approach that gets you thinking about and acting on your future. Through Pathways, you’ll research careers, spend time with professionals in the career you’re pursuing, take backstage tours of certain fields and find internships and jobs. We also bring professionals to campus to offer career insight and advice. We’ll keep you on track through workshops, experiential learning and career counseling. The Pathways formula works. HWS students who complete the program make connections that lead to promising careers or graduate school.

Guaranteed Internship Requirements

Career Services Workshop Dates


Recent Internship Sites

At hundreds of sites across the country and around the globe, HWS students gain clarity and confidence through job experience.

Recent internship and research placements for HWS students include:

  • Frick Capital, Switzerland
  • DFS: Duty Free Shops
  • Yahoo!, Inc.
  • International Labor Organization
  • Burson–Marsteller
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Ogilvy Public Relations
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Munroe Chiropractic, PC
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Kenneth Cole Fashions
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Cartus Corporation
  • Comedy Central
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Yale Medical School, Hematology Dept.
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Hitachi Corporation
  • Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
  • Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • National Science Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Sirius Radio
  • Museum of our National Heritage
  • Special Olympics
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Bank of America
  • American Red Cross
  • HBO Sports
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Boston Private Bank and Trust Company
  • Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Condé Nast Publications
  • Oppenheimer & Co.
  • George Little Management, LLC
  • Boston University
  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Amherst College
  • Bryce Capital Management, LLC
  • Brean Murray, Carret & Co., LLC
  • CBS Sports
  • Daniel R. Long, Architect & Associates
  • DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.
  • ESPN
  • Partners + Napier
  • Jewish Film Festival
  • Winchester Hospital
  • Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP
  • Lazard Capital Markets
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA)
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Outward Bound
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Dartmouth’s Tuck Business Bridge Prog.
  • UPenn Diabetes & Obesity Research Lab
  • Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
  • German Marshall Fund
  • Sony Pictures
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-NY)
  • Boys’ Club of New York
  • Coldwell Banker Real Estate
  • Seventeen magazine
  • Tufts Veterinary Research Lab
  • Smith Opera House
  • Finger Lakes Health
  • By Kids For Kids Co.
  • Riverside Outpatient Clinic
  • Chelsea Gallery
  • Children’s Defense Fund

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Internships

"The Perks of working for Chegg®"

Getting students to open their email is not any easy feat. Just ask Emily Saeli '16, who is responsible for seizing the attention of college students in just a few words as an Email Marketing intern for Chegg®. The California-based company, overseen by President and CEO Dan Rosensweig '83, specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, online tutoring, and scholarship and internship match...  More >>

Densen '17 Coordinates EcoRep Program

Ryan Densen '17, an economics major from Acton, Mass., has taken a primary leadership role in the campus Eco Representatives (EcoReps) Program as student coordinator. Responsible for proposing and carrying out projects and goals for the 2015-2016 academic year, Densen aims to facilitate environmental, economic, and social responsibility across campus. During the week leading up to the start of cl...  More >>

Inside the Music Industry with Walker-Jacks ‘16

As a management intern for Roc Nation this summer, Christopher Walker-Jacks '16 worked directly with some of the biggest names in the music industry and their managers over the course of the two-month internship. From writing press releases to touring with the band Haim, the opening act on Taylor Swift's "1989 Tour," Walker-Jacks' was given a wide scope of responsibilities that allowed him to gai...  More >>

Jones '17 Interns at Women's Hall of Fame

This summer, Kayla Jones '17 has been working as a research, history and education intern at the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement in the United States. "I'm excited to blend my passion for communications and civic engagement through this internship," Jones says. "In one of my media and society classes, we discussed the power that m...  More >>

Covert '15 interns for National Park

Interested in the study of human history through recording and interpreting survey sites, Alexandra Covert '15 accepted an archaeology internship at Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Ariz., this summer. Though far from her home in Saranac Lake, N.Y., Covert notes that it is not the first time she has traveled around in pursuit of her interests. "I participated in archaeology field sch...  More >>

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