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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: the Colleges 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

HWS at National Conventions

As the 2016 election cycle presses on with the national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties, Hobart and William Smith students and alums are taking active roles in the democratic process -- inside on the convention floors, out in campaign offices and in the field. "It was a very surreal experience to attend the Republican National Convention," says Mark Pitifer '18, who neverthel...  More >>

Quintos '17 Interns at Nickelodeon

Gail Quintos '17 is spending her summer in Los Angeles, Calif., interning with the non-profit sector of The Television Academy, which works with students who aspire to work in the film and television industry. She is assigned to Nickelodeon's live-action casting department, which is responsible for hiring main actors, secondary actors and guest stars. "I've attended auditions, table reads, run-th...  More >>

Patterson '17 Starts Clinical NICU Internship

Before committing to medical school and the life of a doctor, Melanie Patterson '17 says that first "you really need to get a hands-on experience of what the life of a physician is like," since it "is not only important to get a feel for the actual role you will play, but to understand the lifestyle behind this career and what type of person it takes to become a physician." This summer, Patterson...  More >>

Lambos '18 Talks Pokémon on ABC News

During his internship with ABC News Channel 9's morning talk show "Bridge Street" in Syracuse, N.Y., Peter Lambos '18 works with the show's guests, pitches ideas for segments, handles social media posts and assists in production, editing and online distribution. He also found himself in front of the camera this week. "Recently, the app, Pokémon GO, has gone extremely viral and has become a global...  More >>

Chirco '17 Interns at Department of Justice

During her internship this summer at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, Elizabeth "Biz" Chirco '17 is seeing firsthand how the federal government works to protect consumers' health, safety and financial wellbeing. In Washington, D.C., Chirco is learning investigative techniques and trial building tools that will help her to determine whether "to be in a private prac...  More >>

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