Internships continue to play an important role in career exploration and in preparation for securing full-time employment. Employers in the corporate and not-for-profit-sectors use their internship programs to help recruit for entry-level college positions, and students use the experience to help them refine career aspirations. In many ways, professional life begins with summer internships, but unfortunately a significant number of these internships are unpaid.
Bowdoin Career Planning extends its sincere thanks to the generous donors who make our Funded Internship Program possible. Their donations allow our students to explore career fields and to build experience in specific fields of their choice.
Alumni Council Internship Fund, in memory of Maurice B. Littlefield ’41 is designed to allow a student to take an unpaid internship to explore or gain greater knowledge in a career field of their choice.
Delta Sigma Arts Fellowship is designed to support unpaid internships in the arts. Its goal is to allow students to be as closely involved in the creative process as possible. It is open to all creative disciplines.
Nikuradse-Matthews Summer Public Interest Fellowship requires that you work for an organization that serves the needs of the underprivileged; your responsibilities must include working directly with underserved or disadvantaged people.
Preston Public Interest Career Fund (PPICF) requires you to work for an organization that serves the needs of the underserved or disadvantaged; your responsibilities must include working directly with underserved or disadvantaged people.
Richard B. ’62 and Sabra Ladd Government Internship is designed for a current student pursuing an unpaid summer internship in the U.S. government or a U.S. national public policy institute.
Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund encourages students to pursue summer internships that will develop business skills and increase their exposure to the business world.
Strong/Gault Social Advancement Internship Grant provides support for Bowdoin Students to pursue internship experiences within for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as federal and local government agencies that serve economically underdeveloped areas by providing services and innovative programs that benefit a particular community, region, or society at large.
The Thomas A. McKinley ’06 and Hannah Weil McKinley ’08 Summer Fellowship is designed to support students undertaking summer projects and internships, including original projects that serve the common good, advance research and creative efforts or develop a business venture.