The Career & Civic Engagement Center partners with organizations to offer paid summer internships to Bryn Mawr students. These opportunities are developed in strong partnership between the College and the organization. First-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply, unless the organization has listed specific requirements.
This page will continue to be updated with new opportunities. Please check back for more information.
How to Apply
A complete application includes:
- A Funding Application Form.
- A resume and cover letter for the partner internship to submit through the specific Handshake listing.
- Some partnerships ask for an additional application step, such as submitting application information on their website. Visit each opportunity for specific details.
For questions, please contact Jennifer Prudencio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2023 Internships
Bryn Mawr College worked with senior leadership at MD Anderson to establish a formal partnership with the MD Anderson University Outreach Summer Program. MD Anderson has graciously offered two positions in this particular program for qualified Bryn Mawr College students.
This is a competitive 10-week summer research program that is for students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research or medicine. The program provides research experiences in a broad range areas. Students who have completed at least two college-level STEM courses and who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Students who are considering pursuing an advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D. or both) and are interested in scientific investigation would benefit most from the program.
Students are matched with a mentor from MD Anderson’s research or clinical faculty. Participants work alongside the mentor in a lab or clinic on projects designed by faculty to reflect current research. Workshops and lectures provide opportunities to connect with faculty, residents, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and other participants. Through the program, students assess goals related to careers in oncology research and patient care. The program culminates with a symposium in which participants present talks and posters on their research projects to peers and faculty.
For more details about other MD Anderson Summer Programs and qualifications click here. If you are interested in any of the other summer experiences listed on the MD Anderson website, we would encourage you to apply directly through MD Anderson's portal by the deadlines. Feel free to let Katie Krimmel, Associate Dean of Career & Civic Engagement Center, know if you decide to apply to one of the other programs and we can let our contacts at MD Anderson know that you have submitted an application.
Questions? Please contact Katie Krimmel at email@example.com.
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 at 11:59pm ET
- MD Anderson Application
- Read the full program description and application
Bryn Mawr College is partnering with IES Abroad to establish international internship opportunities for students. There are at least six funded opportunities for internships with IES in three locations: Santiago, Chile, Berlin, Germany, and Vienna, Austria for qualified Bryn Mawr College juniors and sophomores. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Prudencio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET
- IES Abroad Application
- Read the full description for the Santiago Summer Internship
- Read the full description for the Vienna Summer Internship
- Read the full description for the Berlin Summer Internship
Bryn Mawr College and the Department of Environmental Studies are partnering with the Innovation Academy in Germany's "Green City" of Freiburg to offer international internships for Bryn Mawr students. Sophomores and juniors pursuing any major who maintain an active status at the College and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Students may apply for up to two internship sites. Complete descriptions for each internship site can be found below. Please note that language requirements vary by internship site.
Freiburg has been a center of environmental innovation since the 1970s. It is a leader in renewable energy as well as sustainable housing and transport. The Innovation Academy has been introducing groups from around the world to the "Green City" since 2004. The Academy sees itself as part of a global movement that aims to contribute to societal transformation through educating on sustainable development. In addition to coordinating the internships, the Academy offers interns a program with intercultural training, excursions in the context of sustainability, company visits and regular cohort meetings to exchange experiences and build community. Students will be housed with host families, in private studio apartments, or in shared student flats. Questions? Please contact Carol Hager at email@example.com or Jennifer Prudencio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 11:59pm ET
- Internship with Carl-Schurz-Haus / Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V.
- Internship Innovation Academy e.V.
- Internship at the Southern Black Forest Nature Conservation Center
- Internship Unique Land Use GmbH
- Internship with QUMsult GmbH & Co. KG
- Internship with Perspectives Climate Group
- Internship at iz3w - Information Centre Third World
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.
- Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:59pm ET
Who Built Bryn Mawr? Summer Internships
Continuing Bryn Mawr students are invited to apply for two (2) summer internships working on the next phase of the Who Built Bryn Mawr? project. The project will involve extensive historical research and writing to produce object labels, a blog documenting their research, and/or a public poster presentation/teach-in. In 2023, Who Built Bryn Mawr? will focus on the Asian history of Bryn Mawr. Potential areas of exploration include the first Asian students on campus, the Chinese Scholarship Committee, the contemporary histories of Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia’s Chinatown, and explorations of the built environment at Bryn Mawr through objects like the Taylor Hall bell.
These internships will offer students the opportunity to learn how to do historical research with primary sources and to share their experience and findings broadly. Interns will develop digital and material archives skills, as well as curatorial and website development strategies. The interns will work on their project as a team in close collaboration with staff in Special Collections and Digital Scholarship.
- Questions? Please contact Allison Mills at email@example.com
- To apply, complete the Who Built Bryn Mawr? Application Form
- Deadline: March 17, 2023
The Puentes de Salud Education branch is seeking a team of highly dedicated volunteers to support our in-person summer youth programming. This work will engage elementary-aged students in the South Philadelphia Latinx community in a month-long summer camp program. We seek individuals who enjoy working alongside young people and who are committed to their own learning and growth. Programming will engage young people in exploring different forms of multilingual literacy, the arts, and other enrichment activities. Volunteers will have a high level of responsibility in facilitating a successful program alongside staff and community partners.
- Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (deadline extended)
Continuing Bryn Mawr students are invited to apply for several on-campus summer LITS Digital Technology Internships. These internships allow you to develop valuable digital competencies while assisting Bryn Mawr faculty and staff in developing and supporting college programs though project-based work. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals with experience across academic, education, library and information science, and digital technology-related fields.
- Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm ET
The American Philosophical Society (APS) Library & Museum seeks an intern to assist the curatorial team’s work for the Museum’s upcoming exhibition, tentatively titled Natural History in America, 1776-1850, opening in April 2024. The intern will join a small, versatile staff in a collaborative workplace that brings together experts in exhibition planning, education and outreach, collections management, and conservation.
Deadline: Sunday, April 2, 2023