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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Borenstein '14 Joins L.A.P.D.

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Switzer '16 Interns at Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Spending her summer in Honolulu, Jennifer Switzer '16 interned with the Make-A-Wish Foundation Hawaii, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions by providing them with extraordinary experiences. The Hawaii chapter alone granted 475 wishes to children this year. For many children from the mainland, those wishes involve visiting Hawaii and Switzer ...  More >>

Student Art Curators for HWS Collection

This semester, two students have been given the opportunity to acquire a piece of artwork for The Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Through extensive research into the current collection and various pieces being considered, Jacques Lane '16 and Savannah Reed '16 are gaining invaluable insight into the challenging and intricate process of obtaining art. "I hope Jacques and Savannah...  More >>

Apply Now for Winter Break Career Experiences

The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education is now accepting applications for the 2016 winter break experiences, "Career Treks," which provide participating students with firsthand insights and opportunities for students to explore and learn about careers in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston. Each trip includes networking with alums on-site. App...  More >>

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