Internships provide students with opportunities to apply their useful liberal-arts educations beyond campus. Dickinson interns tackle real-world issues, make connections, navigate professional environments and develop experience that they can integrate and transfer into new contexts.

Internships and research provide opportunities for students to enhance their thinking on leadership, personal values, professional ethics, workplace culture and more. To enrich this experiential learning, our Internship Notation Program and grant program provide intentional pathways for reflection so students can evaluate their progress and articulate their goals. 

Whether you plan to pursue employment, public service or graduate/professional school immediately after Dickinson, our vast alumni network and Career Center resources offer a wide array of opportunities for you to prepare for and secure internships.


72% of the students

72% of the students

in the class of 2017 reported completing at least one internship experience.



13 countries

13 countries

Members of the class of 2017 interned in 13 countries outside the U.S.


"Internships are a great way to challenge or confirm your interest in a field. Even if you don’t end up loving exactly what you do as an intern, you may find something through the experience that interests you even more. You also build connections with a lot of people who can give you very good advice."

—Kara Schwartz ’19, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


And now there are externships, too!

Launched in 2016, the Dickinson externship program enables students (typically sophomores and juniors) to shadow alumni, parents or friends of the college in their workplace for between two and 10 days over winter break.