No lessons are more powerful than those that tie the classroom to the world beyond.
The New York Legal Aid Society, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Boston’s Children’s Hospital, the American Enterprise Institute, The Nature Conservancy, the Office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, the Florida Attorney General’s Office, the Maryland Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Shakespeare & Co., and schools from Cape Town to Mexico City.
This is a very small sample of recent Williams Alumni Sponsored Internships, which provide financial support for 70 rising seniors seeking job experience in nonprofit, government, and community service organizations. Far from file clerk positions, these carefully crafted experiences expose students to the full range of challenges within each organization.
- Each of these Williams summer interns gains firsthand experience that complements their academic involvement and allows them to make more meaningful contributions in the Williams classroom when they return.
- These public-interest jobs impress upon undergraduates how truly significant their contributions to society can be throughout their lives.
- They also help students gain hands-on experience—exploring career fields, developing professional skills, and building networks.
More than 200 Williams juniors apply for 70 coveted internships each year. Gifts to augment existing endowed internship funds will help make these transformative learning experiences available to many more Williams students.
To read a briefing paper on summer internships at Williams today, download this PDF. To learn how you can help students make key connections between their Williams experiences as the world they enter afterward, contact Director of Development Lew Fisher ’89.