Internships are eye-opening opportunities to try your hand at different fields, enhance classroom studies with on-the-job training, beef up your résumé, and network with established professionals. Sewanee’s internship programs are well established with numerous and diverse sponsors, so students have access to an array of job fields. Many of the University’s internships are endowed—which allows sponsoring institutions to hire interns at no cost because Sewanee pays the stipend, thereby giving our students have an advantage over applicants from other colleges.
Gessell Fellowship in Social Ethics
The Gessell Fellowship in Social Ethics funds yearlong, independent research projects in social theory or social ethics. Interested students are encouraged to design a project with a local focus.
Environmental Studies Internships
Students in any major can apply for support through Sewanee’s Environmental Studies Program, which funds work or research in environment-related positions both in the United States and abroad. Environmental studies internships have included positions located as close as Sewanee and as distant as Queensland, Australia.
Aiken Taylor Internship
Graduating seniors who are awarded this internship gain valuable experience in the publishing industry by working alongside the editors of the Sewanee Review, the nation’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly.
Business and Economics Internships
Business and economics internships are offered each summer to all majors. Participating students observe and experience firsthand how companies conduct their business in a free-market economy. Business and economics interns have gone to Accenture Technology Labs in Chicago; Astralworks in New York City; B&B Media in Paris; the Cleveland Browns; Gray Ghost Fund in Atlanta; Lion’s Gate in Los Angeles; People magazine in London; and Vietnam Exim Bank in Hanoi, Vietnam—among other companies.
Biehl International Research Internships
Biehl internships allow students to engage in self-directed social science research abroad. Last year, Sewanee students traveled to Bangladesh, China, Guatemala, Tanzania, and Vietnam for Biehl internships.
Tonya Public Affairs Internship
This fund allows students to contribute to the understanding, formation, adoption, or implementation of a policy or program that applies to the general public. Last year, students interned at dozens of organizations all over the world, including the Africa Wildlife Foundation in Washington, D.C., the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Somaliland, and the European Roma Information Office in Brussels, among many others.
A Career Exploration (ACE) Internships
ACE internships are open to students in every field, and ACE Medical internships, sponsored by University alumni, are available in medical practices, research centers, and laboratories. Last year, medical internship positions were offered in plastic surgery, emergency medicine, pediatric psychiatry, clinical research, and internal medicine.
Canale Internships in Community Service and Leadership
Canale internships, which benefit the Sewanee community, are awarded to socially aware students willing to take on service-oriented leadership roles. Projects range from expanding the college counseling office at a local high school to developing a collective growing and selling program for area farmers.
Lilly Endowment Internships for Religious Service
The Lilly Summer Discernment Institute offers students the chance to explore vocational interests in church-related, service-oriented, or nonprofit organizations. Last year’s placements included Amnesty International in Georgia, Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Mexico, and Youth World Ministries in Quito, Ecuador.
Social Entrepreneurship Education Program (SEED)
The SEED program gives Sewanee students a thorough orientation to micro-finance and third-world international development through programs in Europe, Bangladesh, India, the U.S., Latin America, or Asia.
These opportunities are not exhaustive; internships are also available in the arts, conservation, and scientific research. For more information, contact Sewanee’s Office of Career & Leadership Development.