Sponsored Internships & Experiences Unique Opportunities

 

The SIE program encompasses many unique opportunities for CMC students.  Below are some quick details of the most notable of these opportunities.   

Appel Fellowship:  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.  Please see the Center for Writing and Public Discourse’s Appel Fellowship Page for more details.  If you have been asked to be an Appel Faculty Advisor, please refer to the Appel Fellowship Faculty Guide for more details.

CMC in Bengaluru, India Internship Program:  The CMC in Bengaluru Internship Program places CMC students at internships with multinational information technology, venture capital firms, and non-profits in Bengaluru, India.  Examples from previous summers include Infosys, Catamaran Ventures, Hexagon Wealth Management, NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), Akshaya Patra, and the Ashoka Foundation.  Please contact Evan Wollen (ewollen@cmc.edu), Assistant Director for the SIE Program, for more details.  CMC students are strongly encouraged to apply to the Infosys "Instep" Internship Program and intern for Infosys in Bengaluru.

CMC Summer Research Program: The CMC Summer Research Program will provide research and intellectual opportunities to up to 20 CMC students on campus over the summer. Under the supervision of a CMC faculty member, they will engage in full-time work for 400 hours over 10 weeks either on a faculty member's research project, or a project of their own design. Student projects could also be scaled down to full-time work over eight weeks. Students will be encouraged to live in one of the senior apartment buildings on campus.  For a current list of the Summer, 2019 SRP opportunities, please see the SRP Summer 2019 page.

Creative & Entertainment Internship Program:  The highly selective Creative & Entertainment Internship Program supports CMC students at unpaid internships in the Creative & Entertainment interest cluster.  Special consideration is given to students who are planning a career in this interest cluster and to students with demonstrated financial need.  These internships can be both international or domestic. Creative independent projects are not eligible and will not be considered.  The clear funding priority for this internship program will be for internships in established Creative & Entertainment organizations.

Geneen Trust Internship Program:  This internship program supports CMC students at internships associated with corporate governance and business ethics.  These internships can include work with non-profit or for-profit entities, research, and other hands-on pragmatic experiences. Organizations that students have interned for in the past are the US Securities and Commission, the Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council, and the Global Public Policy Institute.

The Gould Center Partnered Internships: The Gould Center has developed Partnered Internships with KPCC-Southern California Public Radio (Los Angeles, CA), National Women's History Museum (Alexandria, VA) and the Dallas Public Library (Dallas, TX).  For more information, see the Gould Center's Internship Page.

The Gould Center Creative Works Fellowship: The Creative Works Fellowship (CWF) summer program provides CMC students in the humanities the opportunity to engage in meaningful, self-directed summer projects that culminate in some kind of creative output.  The outputs of CWF projects could range across a multitude of media.  In summer 2019, the Gould Center expects to make five CWF awards.  At this time, this program is being targeted to sophomores.  In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from first year students.  Please see the Gould Center's Creative Works Fellowship Page for more details.  Also, you can attend the Gould Center CWF Information Session on Thursday, January 30th, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, in Freeberg Forum (Kravis LC 62).

KLI Internship Programs:  The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) supports a wide variety of transformative domestic and international internships that enhances understanding of leadership in the public (for-profit), governmental, or not-for-profit (social) sectors.  Please see the KLI Internship page for more details.

Kravis Opportunity Fund (KOF):  This fund supports summer internships/experiences for First-Year CMC students who are on financial aid.  KOF recipients can intern for organizations in any interest cluster, for both non-profit and for-profits, and located domestically or internationally.  For more information on KOF, please see the KOF information page.    

Mgrublian Center for Human Rights Internship Program:  The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights Internship Program provides student grants of up to approximately $5,000 to support projects 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 (including senior theses); and developing an independent program in a field related to human rights studies.  The internship program is open to CMC freshmen, sophomores and juniors.   All Mgrublian recipients are required to register for at least transcript notation.  Students are encouraged to submit proposals from domestic or international organizations who meet the criteria for this program. Please see the Mgrublian Center’s page for more details.

OmprakashOmprakash is a curated network of internship opportunities with over 180 grassroots social impact organizations in over 40 countries around the world.  Students can apply to work with organizations in fields including education, public health, environmental sustainability, economic development, migration and refugees, and gender-based activism.  Check out www.omprakash.org/search and apply directly to organizations that meet your interests.

Peter Adams International Internship Program sponsored by the Keck Center:  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 Program is open to all CMC sophomores and juniors though preference is given to International Relations majors.  Internships must be international in substance but may be international or domestic in location. For example, a student could receive Keck Center support for an internship at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.  Internships may be with government departments, non-governmental organizations, and private corporations. 

Peter Adams International Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to the Regional Security Studies Program at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.  While the selection process is controlled by an outside organization, historically Claremont McKenna students have been successful in securing this internship opportunities.

Roberts Environmental Center:  The Roberts Environmental Center has developed multiple internships with the Mono Lake Committee, a non-profit in Lee Vining, CA dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Mono Basin ecosystem.  For more information, access Handshake through the CMC Career Services page and search for the Mono Lake Committee. 

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 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

You are strongly advised to meet with Evan Wollen (ewollen@cmc.edu), who serves on the Uoroboros Selection Committee, to discuss your proposal prior to the application deadline.