Scholar Community Students

First year CMC students who were admitted to CMC as a member of a Scholar Community (Drier, ISS, Kravis, McKenna, QuestBridge, Records, Seaver, Wagener) enter the summer internships and experiences process with dedicated funding.  Second year ISS and Seaver Scholars also have dedicated funding available to support qualifying internships and experiences. The process for requesting these funds is identical to that of all students applying to the Sponsored Internships and Experiences (SIE) Program.  Points worth considering:

  • Typical Scholar community funding is $3,500, though amounts vary by community

  • The approval of your summer internship or experience will be based on the same merits applied to all applications

  • With few exceptions, the amount of funding awarded will be budget-based.In appropriate situations last summer, this resulted in decisions to combine Scholar Community funding with other available sponsoring support to meet budgets exceeding the dedicated funding. The bottom line: do not in any way feel limited by dedicated funding amounts.

  • You remain responsible for identifying and communicating with the organization with which you seek to intern, or the experience you wish to pursue.Explore all your options!

  • The intent of the generous donors who enable these programs is to enable you to pursue and acquire the best possible internship or experience that supports your personal and professional growth.You are encouraged to seek the internships and experiences that will provide you enough responsibility and challenge to find satisfaction and growth in your investment of time and effort.Be confident and bold!  Avoid third-party providers if at all possible (though they can offer some useful examples of the types of internships and experiences that exist).

  • The SIE application deadline of March 2 applies to all students, including Scholars. The application will require you to identify your first choice of internship or experience.You do not need to have a confirmed position to apply.

  • If eligible, it is entirely up to you whether you register for transcript notation only, some level of academic credit, or neither.The SIE Program will require you to select one of those 3 options when you submit your post-selection tasks in late March/early April. Please see the Registrar’s internship registration website for details of academic credit options.

Questions concerning the application for internships and experiences should be shared with Evan Wollen at ewollen@cmc.edu, x78540.  Questions about ideas and direction for pursuing options should encourage you to schedule time with one or more Career Coaches in the Career Service Center (using Handshake).  Questions specifically about Scholar Community funding should be shared with Kevin Arnold, Executive Director of Scholar Communities, at karnold@cmc.edu, x73347 or visiting the 2nd floor of the Soll Center for Student Opportunity.

Contact

Career Services @ the Soll Center for Student Opportunity

Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-7038
Fax: (909) 607-7385
Email:

Campus Location


Emett Student Center
390 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711