Sponsored Internships & Experiences Program

  The CMC Sponsored Internships & Experiences (SIE) Program, formerly known as the Sponsored Internship Program, provides funding for CMC students, especially in their first and second summers, to pursue domestic and international experiences of 4 to 12 weeks in length. In Summer 2017, over 90% of applicants were funded with over 280 students participating with an average stipend of $3400. All students should read the 2018 Sponsored Internships & Experiences Information Brief for more details about the program.

  In 2018, the SIE Program may fund exceptional experiences as well as internships on a case-by-case basis.  An “experience” is defined as a form of experiential learning which is longer than 4 weeks.  However, the SIE Program funding priority remains internships of 8 weeks or longer.

  An online common application, https://claremontinternship.fluidreview.com/, is used to apply.  Only one application for one internship/project by each student should be submitted by the appropriate deadline. Students should apply even if they haven’t confirmed their internship yet.  All application materials must be submitted through the Sponsored Internships & Experiences portal on FluidReview.com, an online application website. After creating an account, applicants will provide all the necessary documents, including a budget and a recommendation, directly to FluidReview. Materials are not accepted in hard copy or via email. 2 examples of budgets, Sample Budget (A) and Sample Budget (B), are included here for your use.  The portal will open on January 5, 2018, and may be accessed here: https://claremontinternship.fluidreview.com/The Application Deadline for all programs is March 2, 2018. International Applications are guaranteed a decision by March 30, 2018Domestic Applications are guaranteed a decision by April 15, 2018.

  Below are some resources which can help you get started on finding an internship.  Foremost among these resources is the Internship Database, which is a searchable database of every internship conducted by a CMC student since 2013.  Additional questions should be directed to the Career Coach assigned to the "interest cluster" affiliated with your internship pursuit. If you are unsure of what interest cluster applies to your internship search, please make an appointment with any Coach via Handshake.  Students interested in an internship with a high impact nonprofit organization should review the internship opportunities on the KLI Partnered Internship website.

 Students interning in the developing world will be required to complete an online preparation course run by Omprakash

  Also below is a brief description of each program, organized by international and domestic programs, with a link to the program webpage.  The program webpage has more complete program descriptions, eligibility requirements, application instructions, and helpful links.  If you are a Scholar Community Student, please click here for additional instructions on accessing your funding: Scholar Community Students.


 

 

International Internship Programs:

Appel Fellowship:  The Appel Fellowship provides first-year students up to $3500 for domestic projects and up to $5000 for international projects to support purposeful, independent experiences that culminate in a meaningful writing project.

CMC in Bengaluru, India Internship Program:  This internship program supports CMC students at internships with for-profits and non-profits in Bengaluru, India.

Geneen Trust Internship Program:  This internship program supports CMC students at international or domestic internships, with for-profits and non-profits, associated with corporate governance and business ethics.

KLI International Internship Program:  Supports transformative international internships that enhances understanding of leadership in the public (for-profit), governmental, or not-for-profit (social) sectors.

McKenna International Summer Program:  The McKenna International Summer Program enables students to participate in a culturally rich, international learning experience. The program strongly encourages applications for Asia.

Mgrublian Center for Human Rights Internship Program:  The Human Rights Internship Program supports students to work domestically or internationally with organizations that engage undergraduates in the fields of Holocaust or genocide studies, and/or human rights.

Peter Adams International Internship Program sponsored by the Keck Center:  Internships must be international in substance but may be international or domestic in location, and may be with private corporations, government departments, and non-governmental organizations.

Uoroboros Fellowship Program:  This exclusive fellowship will be offered to a select number of students for internships or independent projects that have the potential to be life-transforming. The proposal must be for a geographic location where the applicant has never lived.

Domestic Internship Programs:

Berger Institute Internship Program:  The Berger Institute for offers limited funding for internships that deal with family or children issues.

Community Service Internship Program (CSIP):  For internships working with a non-profit organization/program providing a direct service to the local community.

Non-Profit Internship Program:  The Non-Profit Internship Program enables students to participate in an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization or government agency (including a legislative office) ideally while living at home.

KLI Social Sector Internship Program:  For domestic internships that enhance understanding of leadership in social service organizations.

Political Education Fellowship:  Offered biannually, the Political Education Fellowship provides financial assistance to work on a political campaign. The internship must be with a candidate running for office and on the candidate’s campaign (not with the legislative office).

Rose Institute Internship Program:  For internships in local, state, and national government.

Salvatori-Dreier Internship Program:  For internships for work in a state or local government office, or for work in a non-profit public policy research institute.

Lowe Institute of Political Economy Internship Program:  For domestic internships with public policy think-tanks and private sector firms to gain experience in applied data analysis.

Creative & Entertainment Internship Program:  This highly selective program supports both for-profit and non-profit domestic internships in the Creative & Entertainment interest cluster.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Internship Program:  This Program supports students interested in working over the summer at domestic start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures.

Programs that Fund Experiences:

McKenna International Summer Program:  The McKenna International Summer Program enables students to participate in a culturally rich, international learning experience. The program strongly encourages applications for Asia.

Uoroboros Fellowship Program:  This exclusive fellowship will be offered to a select number of students for internships or independent projects that have the potential to be life-transforming. The proposal must be for a geographic location where the applicant has never lived.

Non-Profit Internship Program:  The Non-Profit Internship Program enables students to participate in an unpaid, domestic internship with a non-profit organization or government agency (including a legislative office) ideally while living at home.

 

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