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Internship Programs

By hosting interns from Smith, organizations will work with students who are motivated to learn and prepared to contribute in meaningful ways. To advertise your internship opportunities to Smith students, please post in E-Access, our online internship and job database. On-campus or virtual information sessions and on-campus interviews are arranged through our office.

Internships enable students to gain pre-professional experience across a range of fields, vital to making a successful transition into the world of work or graduate school. Quality internship experiences give students real work assignments, provide regular supervision and constructive feedback, offer opportunities to engage with and learn from staff across the organization, and often enable interns to showcase their work to others in the organization. See NACE’s 15 Best Practices for Internship Programs for further reading.

The majority of Smith students engage in internships before graduating, and each year over 350 students in qualifying unpaid summer internships are awarded funding through Smith College’s Praxis program.