Sponsored Summer Internship Programs

Career Services @ the Student Opportunity Center is pleased to announce the following sponsored summer internship programs. To view complete program descriptions, eligibility requirements, application instructions, and helpful links, please click on a program title.

A common application form must be used to apply to either the international or domestic programs. Only one application for one internship/project should be submitted by the appropriate deadline. Please refer to the FAQ sheet below for more details. Additional questions should be directed to the career counselor 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 counselor via Handshake.

All application materials must be submitted through the Sponsored Internship portal on FluidReview.com, an online application website. After creating an account, applicants will provide all the necessary documents, including the confirmation letter and recommendations, directly to FluidReview. Materials are not accepted in hard copy or via email. The portal will open in January 2017, and may be accessed here: https://claremontinternship.fluidreview.com/.



Internship Programs:

All Sponsored Internship recipients must complete academic requirements, as defined by the CMC Catalog.

The McKenna International Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline - TBD

The McKenna International Summer Internship Program provides financial assistance that enables students to participate in a culturally rich, international learning experience related to career plans. The program strongly encourages applications for Asia; funding for other areas of the world is limited.

The Uoroboros Fellowship Program

Application Deadline - TBD

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 and cannot be with business or government. Fellowship projects must provide experiential exposure in an international setting and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Structured with a sponsoring agency, institution or organization operating in the international arena
  • Designed by the student and approved by a sponsoring agency, institution or organization
  • Approved or made available by a CMC faculty member or by CMC alumni

Fellowships are budget-based and include an additional $1,000 travel grant.

Appel Fellowship

Application Deadline - TBD

The Appel Fellowship provides first-year students up to $4000 for domestic projects and up to $6000 for international projects to support purposeful, independent experiences that culminate in a meaningful writing project. This Fellowship is meant to enhance the first-year experience by encouraging students to engage in independent writing projects that have the potential to be life-transforming.

Human Rights Internship Program sponsored by the Center for Human Rights

Application Deadline - TBD

The Human Rights Internship Program provides student grants of up to approximately $5,000 to support projects, both domestic and international, that engage undergraduates in the field of human rights. The internships cover a wide range of activities, including: working for organizations that promote human rights or raise awareness about related issues; undertaking research for a scholarly project; and developing an independent program in a field related to human rights studies.

KLI International Internship Program

Application Deadline - TBD

Students who wish to pursue transformative international internships that enhances cross-cultural understanding of leadership in the public (for-profit), governmental, or not-for-profit (social) sectors may apply for KLI support. The KLI internship program is open to all returning students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI. Awards of up to $5,000 are available to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship.

Peter Adams International Internship Program sponsored by the Keck Center

Application Deadline - TBD

The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies offers financial assistance for students to participate in an international learning and work experience related to career plans. The internships are open to all returning students with preference given to International Relations majors. 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.

The Community Service Internship Program (CSIP)

Application Deadline - TBD

The CSIP provides up to $4,000 to students who wish to participate in a summer internship working with a non-profit organization/program providing a direct service to the local community. Funded by private and corporate donations, the CSIP allows students to work for organizations that typically do not possess the financial resources to pay interns. Internships must be created specifically for the CSIP and students must leave behind a tangible contribution to the organization.

Non-Profit Internship Program

Application Deadline - TBD

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. Internships can be unique or pre-existing but must provide meaningful responsibilities. Preference will be given to internships that relate directly to the applicant’s academic and/or career interests. Awards of up to $3,000 are available.

KLI Social Sector Internship Program

Application Deadline - TBD

The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) encourages and supports summer internships for CMC students. Students who are interested in domestic internships with social service organizations may apply for KLI support. The KLI internship program is open to all returning students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI. Awards of up to $4,000 are available to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship.

Center for Civic Engagement Internship Program

Application Deadline - TBD

This Program provides financial assistance for students to participate in an unpaid summer internship with a civic engagement focus. Support may be provided for internships with non-profit, governmental, or government funded organizations, with preference given to internships in which the intern will be directly involved in civic engagement (e.g., service, community engagement, government/citizenship).

Political Education Fellowship

Application Deadline – TBD

Offered biannually, the Political Education Fellowship provides financial assistance of up to $3,500 for students 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). National, state, and local campaigns are eligible for sponsorship.

Contact

Career Services @ the Student Opportunity Center

Claremont McKenna College
390 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-7038
Fax: (909) 607-7385
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Campus Location

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Claremont, CA 91711