What is an internship?
An internship is a student and organization partnership that provides a relationship, hands-on training, and career awareness. Internships represent exploration, exposure, ability to practice and learn new skills, and perhaps most importantly, hold the potential for employment.
Summer Intern Sponsorship Program
The Undergraduate Center for Career Development understands how important the internship experience can be to a student’s career decision making process. We aim to make it possible for students to engage in internships, whether paid or unpaid, to explore their skills on the job. We are proud to offer three award opportunities for students who accept internships that may otherwise cause financial hardship.
Available Awards and Requirements:
Sponsorship Award: $3,000
Available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in Full-time internship opportunities which are unpaid or provide extremely minimal compensation and requires additional expenses. The award is presented with the expectations of: 300 internship hours, Internship Blog, and Program Participation; student and employer evaluation at internship conclusion.
Support Award: $2,000
Available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in internship opportunities which are unpaid or provide minimal compensation. The award is presented with the following expectations: 200 internship hours, Internship Blog, and Program Participation; student and employer evaluation at internship conclusion.
Assistance Award: $1,000
Available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in a paid or unpaid experience in a location with a high cost of living or requiring extensive travel. The award is presented with the following expectations: 100 internship hours, Internship Blog, and Program Participation; student and employer evaluation at internship conclusion.
To be eligible for an award, students must be a full-time First Year, Sophomore, or Junior, be in good standing with the college, and have accepted or received a commitment offer for a specific internship.
Internships cannot take place at Babson College; no research projects, honors program trips/internships, or work under any department at either the graduate or undergraduate campus. Virtual/Independent and/or unsupervised internships will not be considered, host organizations cannot be owned or run by a family member, and internships must be done through one sponsor and supervised by someone (not family) at the internship site.
All application materials will be reviewed by the undergraduate career center. Awards will be made based on the merits of the opportunity and financial need. We reserve the right to accept or deny candidates based on any of the above criteria. You will be notified in April 2014 if you are selected.
Corporate Sponsor application Deadline:
Spring Deadline, mid April. See Hub for Application instructions.
Summer Internship Timeline
It’s Fall...Get Ready!
- Attend Career Expo (September)
- Start industry and company research
- Compile your target company list with potential contacts to reach out to for informational interviews
- Attend Career Development workshops, visit Handshake and update your account
- Build a resume and cover letter
- Meet with a Career Advisor for feedback
- Upload your documents to Handshake. Begin applying!
Winter Break...Get Set!
Network with alumni and potential employers; conduct informational interviews
Attend the Internship Fair (February)
Attend Career Development events; check Handshake to find internship listings and events
Apply for positions!