The Soll Center for Student Opportunity

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.   

Academic/Research Opportunities

CMC Summer Research Program: The CMC Summer Research Program provides 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.

WM Keck Science Department: CMC has a limited amount of funding to support research in a Keck Science Lab. Students should apply directly to the Keck Science department who will forward potential, select candidates to the SIE Program portal. In the case that students are not selected by Keck Science, students are also encouraged to apply directly to SIE for other science opportunities.

Experiences and Internship Funds

Appel Fellowship: The Appel Fellowship provides first-year students up to $5000 (plus international flights where applicable) 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.  

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. At this time, this program is being targeted to sophomores. In exceptional cases, they will consider applications from first-year students. Please see the Gould Center's Creative Works Fellowship Page for more details. 

Kravis Lab Civic Leaders Fellowship: This fellowship offers Claremont McKenna College (CMC) students the opportunity to secure funding up to $5,000 for internship opportunities that increase the student's understanding a civic institution and provide an opportunity to view and engage contemporary issues through a lens of civic leadership. Please see the Kravis Lab website for more details.


CMC in India: CMC in India funds CMC students at internships with multinational information technology, venture capital firms, and non-profits in India.  

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.

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 and apply directly to organizations that meet your interests.

Uoroboros Fellowship Program: This fellowship will be offered to a select number of students for internships or experiences 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.

Partnered Internships with CMC Institutes and Centers

Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Partnered Internships: The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies 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.

Kravis Lab: The Kravis Lab fulfills Claremont McKenna College’s mission of preparing students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions by providing experiences and programming that build and enhance students’ civic readiness in preparation for their role as civic leaders. We foster creative, collaborative, and courageous public leaders by building the knowledge, habits, and skills needed to be thoughtful, engaged, and impactful members of a democratic society. Please see the Kravis Lab website for more details.

Kravis Leadership Institute 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.

Mgrublian Center for Human Rights Internship Program: The Mgrublian Center for Human Rights Internship Program provides student grants 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.  All Mgrublian recipients are encouraged to register for at least transcript notation course (INT 98). 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.

Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies Internship Program: 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 first years, sophomores, and juniors and 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, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and think tanks. The Center also manages the selection process for internships with UNICEF and the National Endowment for Democracy.  Please see the Keck Center website for more details.

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