Because service is such an integral part of a Brandeis education, Hiatt Career Center Dean Joseph DuPont and the University set out to create a program that would support students pursuing careers in social justice. The result was World of Work (WOW), an internship funding program that awards $3,500 stipends to deserving students who secure service-oriented summer internships.
What if internships in your chosen field are unpaid and you cannot afford to work for free? The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) was developed in part to answer that question. In 2007, Student Government, Alumni and Career Services collaborated to develop SIGP to fund stipends for students completing unpaid summer internships. In addition to money, the program provides a structured reflection process designed to help improve students’ career decision making.
The Swearer Center for Public Service received about 40 applications this year for its Howard R. Swearer International Service Fellowship, which provides up to $3,500 for students to pursue a summer internship or project abroad backed by a non-governmental organization or government agency.
Not everyone in college has their career path figured out. That’s where Pomona, a small but prestigious liberal arts school, gives students an advantage. The college, about an hour from Los Angeles, is home to two undergraduate internship programs, both of which are funded almost entirely by donations.
Aditi Juneja was a firsthand witness to justice being served last summer in a New Jersey courtroom. Through an internship funded by Connecticut College, the economics major shadowed Judge Robert H. Gardner as he presided over the Superior Court of New Jersey’s criminal division.
Tucked inside the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University is an office where a handful of individuals dedicate themselves to a practice called “social entrepreneurship”—using small businesses to improve the standard of living in developing countries around the world.
Duke University, in Durham, N.C., offers one of the best private educations that the South has to offer, but academics are not the only attractive element of this “Southern Ivy.” Prospective students will learn at an information session at the university that DukeEngage, a service internship program founded in 2007, is in fact the number one listed program that draws prospective students to Duke.