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This research experience is available to one or two highly qualified Washington College Biology and/or Chemistry majors interested in pursuing post-graduate work towards a Ph.D. The lab is supervised by Washington College alumna, Dr. Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu, a world recognized expert in genetics and cancer research. Students wanting to gain some experience in molecular biological research, learning cutting edge high-complexity molecular analyses of chromatin structure and expression profiling studies together with cellular biology analyses should apply. This is a unique opportunity to develop molecular biology skills and to interact with outstanding researchers in the field of stem cells and chromatin research at USCF which is one of the top medical institutes in the U.S.

The main research interest of her laboratory is Chromatin Organization and Epigenetics in Gene Regulation and her group is focused on the study of how chromatin structure determines cell behavior and fate, and its role in cancer, stem cells, and brain function. For more information about her research please refer to:

Kohwi-Shigematsu, T., Poterlowicz, K., Ordinario, E., Han, H-J., Botchkarev, V. and Kohwi, Y. Genome organizing function of SATB1 in tumor progression. (2013). Seminars in Cancer Biology 23:72-79. NIHMSID: NIHMS396670

Interested students should contact either the Chair of the Biology or Chair of the Chemistry Departments here at Washington College or alternatively the Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment. Candidates are asked to submit application materials that are reviewed by an internal Washington College committee and then further reviewed for a final decision by Dr. Kohwi-Shigematsu.

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland offers internships during the semester as well as summer internship opportunities. The internships expose students to the operations of the museum and provide opportunities for students to attend gallery programs and events.  Students can select among the following:

Curatorial, exhibit design and mounting: This includes research on artists represented in the museum’s collection or artists and artworks whose work is under consideration for exhibit and research to support the permanent collection. This work proceeds under the guidance of the museum curator. Exhibit design and mounting includes assisting with exhibit design, design of informational and marketing materials for exhibit, and actual installation of exhibitions under the curator’s guidance.

Fund raising and event planning.  Interns will assist with membership development and advancement campaigns, designing and planning membership events, assisting with development calls all under the supervision of the director of development.

Art education.  The interns will assist in developing and delivering art education programs, art classes, and workshops and museum tours for adults and for children as well as art outreach to schools. Their work will be supervised by the education coordinator or the early enrichment manager.

Students must have a GPA of 2.8 or above and be in good academic and social standing. 

The applicant will submit a current resume, transcript and 300 word statement of interest as well as an application form which is available for download from the internships.washcoll.edu page.

For more information contact: Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment

APPLICATION

An opportunity is available for a qualified student to intern over the summer in the Division of Cardiology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. The student may choose from 4 specific areas including:

Introduction to Cardiology Practice: Here the intern will be exposed to outpatient clinic work, non-invasive imaging, cardiac catherization, preventive cardiology and inpatient cardiology.

Introduction to Cardiology Research: The intern will be introduced to investigators working in the labs at Children’s and will be able to explore methodologies in cellular and molecular level work.

Introduction to Health Care Administration: The intern will learn about hospital management through project work and meetings with staff members on topics such as: clinics; human resources; budgeting; customer service; safety; and other objectives of the strategic goals of Children’s.

Nursing Leadership in a Magnet Environment: The intern will participate in research, quality, safety and leadership projects. “Magnet” refers to the highest level of credentialing nationally recognized within a hospital setting.

This opportunity is highly selective internship. Potential interns will be asked to submit a resume, a 300 word statement of interest, a current transcript and agree to an interview with faculty and staff here at the college. Students will be required to meet the criteria set out by the hospital including a criminal background check and health screenings.

For more information, contact Tya Pope at tpope2@washcoll.edu 

Corbin Advisors offers a summer internship experience to a highly qualified student with a Business Management major. The student works directly with the staff of the firm on projects as they provide advice to clients.

A resume and cover letter should be submitted to the Associate Provost’s Office and all candidates are then interviewed by the company. For more information contact the Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment.

 

This is a new offering available to qualified Washington College students who are interested in learning more about non-profit work. The Program extends several Delaware and Pennsylvania based non- profit summer internships. Interns are introduced to advocacy and research work, can learn about various missions and goals of their respective workplace, and first- hand, observe how grants and individual donor funding contribute to organizational sustainability. Students interact with constituent-clients served by these entities and are afforded opportunities to meet with collaborative community partners. A broad range of host employers is available including: Chadds Ford Historical Society in Chadds Ford, PA; Delaware Community Foundation in Wilmington, DE; Lightship Overfalls Maritime Museum in Lewes, DE, and Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, PA.

Students receive a stipend from the college to participate in these internships. They can opt to pursue academic credit or complete these internships just for the experience. If credit is sought, an intern creates a learning contract with the assistance of a faculty advisor. The agreement includes a number of learning objectives as well as relevant academic assignments to be completed during the summer experience. The learning contract is shared with the host employer and he/she provides assessments of a student’s progress that are reported back to the faculty advisor. With successful academic completion, this internship is recorded on a student’s transcript.

Interested students or other potential, non-profit hosts should contact the Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment to learn more about these exciting experiential learning opportunities within the non-profit community!

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Housing

The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government in association with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The Washington College in England Program is a Tuition/Room based at The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government in association with The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government (HSP) developed The Hansard Scholars Programme in Parliamentary and Public Policy Studies to offer students a chance to study the workings of parliamentary democracy and to stimulate interest in its principles.

Students majoring in political science, economics or other social sciences, history, international relations, or business administration will find the program particularly relevant to their studies. Hansard Scholars are assigned to work with Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the political parties, public, social policy, and research institutes.

The Hansard Scholars Programme internship placement is accompanied by three courses at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a unique institution among UK universities. It is the only British university specializing soley in the study of the social sciences, and has a world-wide reputation in the field.

The program is located in London, considered to be one of the world’s most exciting cosmopolitan cities, offering various amusements, such as, trendy clubs, cinemas, restaurants, shops, theaters, historic sites, and two thousand years of architectural history.

Faculty

Classes will be taught by senior British university faculty and also involves outstanding practicioners and other specialists. The Coordinator of the Hansard Scholars Programme will advise Washington College students.

Requirements

All well qualified sophomores, juniors and first semester seniors are eligible to apply for the program. This program is open to students in all majors. Students should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above with appropriate background and approval of the program advisor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Evidence of good character, maturity, and motivation.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to a foreign environment.

Living Arrangements

Students will be housed in shared accommodations located in central London provided by The Hansard Scholars Programme.

Curriculum

Students must complete the following courses: Politics and Parliament, Politics and Public Policy, and a Supervised Research Project. Students will also be expected to complete an internship as part of the program.

Approximate Semester Dates

  • Fall Semester: late September to mid-December.
  • Spring Semester: mid-January to early April.
  • Summer Program: mid-May to mid-July.

Politics and Parliament

This course examines the constitutional and political process in Britain with special reference to the students’ internship programs. External lecturers include leading British politicians, political commentators, and lobbyists. 3 credits.

Politics and Public Policy

This course analyzes current policy issues, seen in their historical context and in a European dimension. Topics include the economy, social policy, education, the role of the media, and ethnic and regional problems. 3 credits.

Supervised Research Project

Each student works on an individually designed research project leading to a substantial paper of between 8,000 and 12,000 words. Usually, this is based on research undertaken during the internship. 3 credits.

Political Science and International Studies Internships are available for qualified juniors and seniors in Washington, D.C. and abroad through the Department of State, the US. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), and the United Nations.

Most federal government internships are in Washington, D.C., but some opportunities occur each year for interns to serve abroad as Junior Foreign Service Officers. Depending on the needs of the agency, interns are assigned junior-level professional duties, which may include research, report writing, correspondence, analysis of international issues, and assistance in cases related to domestic and international law. The department actively helps students prepare applications and find internships with government agencies.

Students from Washington College have served in Bangledesh, Barbados, China, Ecuador, Fiji, The Gambia, Hong Kong, London, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C.

For more information please contact: Dr. Melissa Deckman at mdeckman2@washcoll.edu or Alexandra Levy at alevy2@washcoll.edu.

Washington College students may apply to intern and receive scholarship awards in the National Security Scholarship Program. Sponsored by the Independent College Fund of Maryland, this program offers qualified students, an opportunity to work for various homeland security focused partners such as:

  • AAI Corporation
  • Boeing Advanced Information Systems
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CACI
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • COPT
  • Essex Corporation
  • General Dynamics
  • Harris Corporation
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Verizon Federal Network System
  • The National Security Agency

Selected scholars can receive up to $15,000 in scholarship awards. 

FAQ’s

Is there a GPA and class requirement for this internship program?

Yes students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have earned a minimum 24 + class credits which must be completed by October 10 of their Junior Year, be in good academic and social standing, and planning to return to Washington College for the academic semester following the internship.

 

When may I apply?

Applications are accepted by NSSP from September to early October.

Can I earn academic credit through this internship?

Yes, academic credit can be earned when the student signs a learning contract with the appropriate supervising faculty member.

 

What is needed to apply?

For application information and assistance, please make an appointment with the Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment. 

 

How do I learn about my application status?

Initial review of applications is made by the NSSP review panel in mid-October. All candidates are notified whether or not they were selected for an interview by the end of October.

Candidate interviews are conducted the first and second Saturdays in November, and each candidate is assigned a specific time and date for an interview. These interview slots cannot be changed. All interviews are conducted at :

Booz Allen Hamilton 304 Sentinel Road Annapolis Junction, MD 21701

All applicants receive e-mail notification with results of the scholarship interview process on or about December 1. Selected applicants will move forward to security clearance processing.

When candidates successfully complete security clearance, they are reviewed by the NSSP Board for internship placement with program partners and/or notified of scholarship award in early June.

All scholarship candidates must confirm (email or in writing) acceptance of internship by mid June. A Thank You letter addressed to “The I-Fund NSSP Supporters” is required and should be received by the end of June. 

The Office of Naval Research is offering a summer research opportunity exclusively for a Washington College chemistry major. Founded in 1946, the Office of Naval Research has been a pioneer in the public support of science and technology research that benefits both the naval services and the nation. From investments in the earliest computers to spearheading seminal research in deep sea exploration to cultivating groundbreaking efforts in solid-state electronics and countless other innovations, ONR has been shaping the Navy and Marine Corps — and the world around us — for seven decades and counting.  Students participating the research will  select  a lab of interest to him/her such as biomaterial development, power and energy and environmental quality.

Interested Sophomores or Juniors should contact Professor Anne Marteel-Parish in the Chemistry Department (amarteel2@washcoll.edu)  for more details about eligibility, financial support, and application details.  The deadline for applications is mid December.

Washington College students may participate in a Washington Center internship while maintaining current enrollment at the College and earning credit toward graduation during Fall or Spring semester. Opportunities are also available during the summer for academic credit. This program is residential; students are encouraged to reside full time in Washington, D.C. during the internship term, in Washington Center housing.

The Washington Center is an independent nonprofit organization that provides internship programs and academic seminars to college students from across the country and around the world. It is affiliated with more than 850 colleges and universities nationwide and works with 2,000-3,000 internship placements in Washington in major professional fields in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The Washington Center has over 30,000 alumni.

For further details review the Washington Center website (www.twc.edu) and then meet with Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment. Students cannot be accepted in a Washington Center internship without first meeting with Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment and participating in a review of application materials.

FAQ

Is there a GPA and class requirement to participate in this internship program?

Yes, the minimum GPA is 2.8 and you must be at least a second term sophomore (completed 48 credits at Washington College).

 

When may I apply?

Internship placements are competitive and sometimes require a security clearance, which makes application deadlines up to 9 months in advance of the term you plan to participate in a Washington Center internship. Check the application deadlines on the TWC website.

 

Can I earn academic credit through a Washington Center internship?

Yes! You will register for and earn WC credit for 16 credit hours. Currently, the departments of Art, Political Science, Business Management, Economics, International Studies, and Sociology offer a full semester of academic credit for TWC internships.

If you have taken Political Science at the 100 level you may attend the Washington Center under that program. If you are seeking academic credit for a TWC internship outside of these fields, please consult the chair of the appropriate department before applying and plan to work closely with Dean Lange.

You will be enrolled in three courses: the internship, an academic course, and a lecture series. You will receive a grade for each of the three components based on your successful work and completion of your course objectives. Work is evaluated and grades are given by your Washington College department faculty mentor.

 

How will a Washington Center internship affect my GPA?

Credit received for the Washington Center will appear on your transcript and counts toward your cumulative GPA.

 

How will a Washington Center internship affect my financial aid?

You will be eligible to retain all your financial aid and scholarships during your semester at the Washington Center just as you are when you take classes on campus.

For an itemized list of costs relating to TWC internships, see the costs question below. For specific financial aid inquiries, please consult the Office of Financial Aid.

 

How do I apply?

Important information may be obtained from Assistant Dean For Curricular Enrichment and on-line at http://www.twc.edu Applications are online at the TWC website. Participation and application components must be approved by your faculty advisor prior to submitting the application.

 

When are the internal application deadlines?

  • Review the Application Deadline on the TWC website (www.twc.edu).

 

WC-TWC Liaison

Executive Director for Career Development Office: Career Development Extension: 8505 ncooley2@washcoll.edu

For a complete list of Washington College internships, click here! 

International Internships

Information about international internships can be found through the Global Education Office. 

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Students should be have at least one internship during their college career. They should begin looking no later than the beginning of their sophomore year. Here are some resources to begin the search:

Take advantage of this valuable resource and search for internships that match your interests, experience and skills using the following:

Many students like to work while they are abroad, or just simply want a summer get away. Check out the following sites for more information:

Funding Sources

These funding sources are available to meet at least some of the expenses associated with internships, research, and job shadowing. Please review eligibility criteria, application processes, and contact information for each fund. You may apply to more than one fund.

Available only to declared International Studies majors, or, with lesser priority, to those who have declared they are pursuing a concentration through the International Studies program. 

For details please contact Dr. Andrew Oros at aoros2@washcoll.edu. Click here for more information and the application. 

Deadline: April

Junior Fellows grants are highly competitive and are only open to Cater Society members. To receive project funding, applicants are expected to prepare well-crafted proposals for consideration by the Junior Fellows Advisory Council, comprising the Provost and Dean of the College, the Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, the Chairs of the three Divisions (or their designates), the Curator, and the Student President and Vice President of the Society. 

For details please contact Dr. Aaron Lampman at alampman2@washcoll.edu

CES Internship Opportunities

The Center for Environment & Society seeks to create meaningful internship experiences for Washington College undergraduates. In the past, CES has offered internships for students interested in campus sustainability, climate action, coastal ecosystems, conservation, ecology, archaeology, and urban greening.   

External Internship Opportunities

CES strives to collaborate with other organizations to provide a wide range of internships across a wide range of disciplines. In the past CES has collaborated with Echo Hill Outdoor School, Horn Point Laboratories, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Sassafras River Association, Sultana Projects, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, National Aquarium, and Council Fire. 

For details please contact Ms. Jamie Frees at jfrees2@washcoll.edu 

The Explore America Summer Internship Program  matches outstanding Washington College students with summer internships at some of the nation’s leading historical and cultural institutions – and pays those students a stipend for their work. The program, offered through the Starr Center, annually provides up to ten students with high-level work and research experience on topics related to American history and culture. 

ELIGIBILITY Applicants must have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework in History, Art History, American Studies, English, Political Science, Anthropology, or Black Studies. (This requirement may occasionally be waived on an individual basis; please contact the Starr Center before applying.) Most positions are open to students of all class years, including graduating seniors, although preference is given to sophomores and above.

Recipients are required to write a 6-8 page report on their summer experience, attend a dinner with the fellowship donors, and give an oral presentation on campus the following fall. Academic credit for these internships may be available on an individual basis through the office of the Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives. 

For details please contact Jean Wortman at jwortman2@washcoll.edu

The Gerda Blumenthal Phi Beta Kappa Award is given annually to a rising sophomore or junior to support special scholarly projects in the humanities. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Depending on the availability of funds, award money will range between $800 and $1200. 

For details please contact Dr. Kitty Maynard at kmaynard2@washcoll.edu

Deadline is generally February 15.

A limited number of Experiential Learning Grants (ELG’s) are available for Political Science and International Studies majors to offset the cost of experiential learning activities. The selection process is competitive. Grant awards range from $250 to $1,500 for experiential learning activities that directly relate to public affairs. Grants may be used for reimbursable expenses related to experiential learning (transportation, food, housing, etc). Please note, this program does not pay tuition or fees, or cover lost wages. Grants will not be awarded for language study.  

Applicants must be currently enrolled students at Washington College and rising sophomores, juniors or seniors. Recently graduated students are not eligible to apply; students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good social and academic standing at the College; students must have been accepted to an internship, voluntary position or approved credit-bearing activity at the time of application. 

Requirements 

1)   Interested students should submit a one page, single-spaced essay about their experiential learning activity to Dr. Christine Wade by April 1. The essay should include a description of the activity and the organization, the learning goals of the activity, and an explanation of how this activity supports the Goldstein mission of promoting awareness in public affairs;

2)   Students may apply for up to $1,500 in reimbursable expenses. A detailed budget must accompany the essay.

3)   Students must provide a letter or email confirming their acceptance to their experiential learning activity;

4)   Students who receive other sources of funding available for summer internships (such as members of the Cater Society or internship scholarships) must disclose the amount and source of funding in their applications; and

5)   Awardees agree to share their experience with students at an event during the upcoming academic year.

For details please contact Dr. Christine Wade at cwade2@washcoll.edu.

The Harwood Internship is offered each summer to the newly-appointed Elm editor for six weeks of on-the-job experience at either the Kent County News or at another news publication.  The internship comes with a stipend and with on-campus housing if desired. 

For details please contact Adam Goodheart at agoodheart2@washcoll.edu

Guidelines:

  1.  Hodson Trust grants are available to students in any major as well as undeclared students.
  2.  Hodson Trust funds must be dedicated to costs incurred during an internship experience, and are eligible for either academic credit or non-credit internship experiences.  Those costs may include:  transportation to the internship site, food, housing and other related expenses.  Funds may not be used to supplant income lost from a part-time job due to participation in an internship.
  3. Internship fund requests submitted for approval will be reviewed and approved by the Hodson Trust Fund Review Panel. 

Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled students in good academic standing at Washington College and rising sophomores, juniors or seniors.  Recently graduated students are not eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  3. Applicants must have secured an internship prior to making application to the Hodson Trust Fund. 
  4. All applications must include the signature of the applicant.  In the case of an academic internship, the application must also be signed by the student’s faculty internship supervisor or the academic advisor.
  5. Applicants must complete the application form by typing the required information in the writable PDF and submitting it to the office of the Assistant Dean, Tya Pope, by the deadlines outlined for each term.  Office located in the Career Center.
  6. Deadlines are: Summer – April 15.

Application Form for Hodson Trust Internship Funding

The Rose O’Neill Literary House invites students to apply for a grant from the Jacoby Endowment. The mission of the Jacoby Endowment is to support student internships and professional endeavors in the fields of publishing, editing, and writing. Two $1000 student grants will be awarded for each academic year.

Students should submit a one-page, formal cover letter that

(1) outlines their proposed use of the grant,

(2) summarizes their professional interests in publishing, editing, and/or writing, and

(3) explains how a grant from the Jacoby Endowment might assist them in their long-term goals.

Recipients of the grant will be required to submit a 250-word summary of their grant experience within three months of use of the funding. 

For details please contact Lindsay Lusby at llusby2@washcoll.edu

The Washington College Department of Business Management is pleased to offer up to three summer internship awards of up to $2,500 each. These awards are funded by the family of William B. Johnson ’40, in recognition of his many accomplishments as a business leader and a family man. Any student intent on pursuing a career in business, irrespective of major, may apply for a Johnson Award for a summer internship to learn more about business and to strengthen relations between business and the College.  Assistance in obtaining an internship may be provided by the Department of Business Management.

Award Provisions:  Students may receive grants of up to $2,500 for summer internships.  Assistance in exploring employment opportunities with appropriate companies.

Eligible for Application:  Non-graduating students who have completed three semesters and who intend to enter the world of business. This award is available to any student and is not restricted to majors or minors in the Department of Business Management. Students may apply for a second award in the year following an initial award.

The Johnson Award will be given to a student who has demonstrated the potential to profit from an internship opportunity. To be selected, a student must be:  Highly motivated, highly proficient in oral and written communication, an active participant in extracurricular activities, personable, and of high moral character. Application Forms available online at

http://washcoll.edu/departments/business-management/honors.php 

For more details please contact Prof. Susan Vowels at svowels2@washcoll.edu.

Application Deadline: April 15  to Christy Rowan, Daly 204 (crowan2@washcoll.edu fax: 410-778-7891). 

Guidelines:

  1. Grants are available to students in any major as well as undeclared students.
  2. Funds must be dedicated to costs incurred during an internship experience, and are eligible for either academic credit or non-credit internship experiences. Those costs may include:  transportation to the internship site, food, housing and other related expenses. Funds may not be used to supplant income lost from a part-time job due to participation in an internship.
  3. Internship fund requests submitted for approval will be reviewed and approved by the Fund Review Panel.  

Requirements:

  1.  Applicants must be currently enrolled students in good academic standing at Washington College and rising sophomores, juniors or seniors. Recently graduated students are not eligible to apply.
  2.  Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  3.  Applicants must have secured an internship prior to making application to the Fund. 
  4.  All applications must include the signature of the applicant. In the case of an academic internship, the application must also be signed by the student’s faculty internship supervisor or the academic advisor.
  5.  Applicants must complete the application form by typing the required information in the writable PDF and submitting it to the office of the Assistant Dean, Tya Pope, by the deadlines outlined for each term. Office located in the Career Center.
  6. Deadlines are:  Summer – April 15.