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Internship/Research 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.


Bennett Funds                               

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 Click here for more information and the application. Deadline: April


Cater Society of Junior Fellows        

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/Chino Farms          

Our vision is a Chesapeake Bay and watershed that is healthy and thriving; one in which natural systems and human communities are in balance. Interdisciplinary academic programs promote the integration of environmental issues, social values, and good old river mud.

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


Explore America Summer Internship Program                

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


Gerda Blumenthal Phi Beta Kappa    

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.  Deadline is generally February 15.  For details please contact Dr. Kitty Maynard at .


Goldstein  Fund                                

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. 


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


Harwood Journalism Endowment Fund

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


Hodson Trust/Nina A. Houghton Internship Fund                          


  1.  These grants are available to students in any major as well as undeclared students.
  2.  These 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 a Review Panel. 


  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 or be a finalist for an internship position before applying. 
  4. All applications must include the signature of the applicant. 
  5. Deadlines are: Summer – April 15. Any questions can be directed to Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment Tya M. Pope at

Application Form for Internship Funding


Jacoby Endowment Grants           

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


William B. Johnson Internship Award             

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 

Application Deadline: April 15  to Christy Rowan, Daly 204 ( fax: 410-778-7891).  For more details please contact Prof. Susan Vowels at