Career Development




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!