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Guaranteed Internship Program

A Liberal Arts Education with Results

The Guarantee

Hobart and William Smith recognize just how instrumental an internship can be in determining career direction. To ensure HWS students have access to these important professional learning opportunities, the Colleges have made a bold commitment. Hobart and William Smith guarantee that students of good academic and social standing who successfully complete the Pathways Program will be able to participate in at least one internship or research opportunity. In most cases, the experience will take place during the summer after the junior year. For unpaid internship and research opportunities, 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 field, take behind-the-scenes tours of certain industries 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. Students who complete the program make connections that lead to promising careers or graduate school.

Guaranteed Internship Requirements

Career Services Workshop Dates


Pathways

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

Redman ’19 Interns at the Borgen Project

class of 2017Taking the next step toward a career in law, Dylan Redman ’19 joins the Borgen Project this summer to aid the nonprofit in efforts to examine issues related to poverty,…
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Roberts ’20 Interns at Chicago Finance Firm

Roberts CodyWith a passion for investment and the desire to explore new areas of the financial sector, Cody Roberts ’20 joins the Chicago firm William Blair as a private wealth management…
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Benson ’18 Joins “SportsCenter”

Mac_BensonFollowing an internship last spring covering local sports with ESPN Ithaca, Mac Benson ’18 is back with the national network full-time as a production assistant at “SportsCenter” in New York. Benson,…
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Torea ’19 Lands Internship with Baeble Music

Torea Adrianne-00013This summer, Adrianne Torea ’19 will enter the frontier of new music, reporting on the latest songs and videos from up-and-coming artists while honing her writing skills as an editorial…
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Mancini ’19 to Intern at Genworth

Mancini Taylor 2Strong leadership skills and a solid grounding in mathematics and finance have landed Taylor Mancini ’19 an internship with Genworth, an industry leader in long-term care insurance and financial solutions…
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