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Supporting Internships

Ways to Fund an Internship and Support Programming for Career Development

“By helping me to serve an internship with the Fund for Education Abroad this past summer, you also helped hundreds of students achieve their educational goals of studying overseas.” —Kaityln Loeben ’22, a law & policy and psychology major who helped advance opportunities for historically underrepresented student through her summer internship

“We are passionate about trying to help people find their path, and I think internships are a great way to do that.” —Emily West Cocores ‘06

Internships are a vital part of the Dickinson experience, empowering students through hands-on career preparation that allows them to put their learning into action. However, taking on an unpaid internship can be challenging for students who need to use their summers to earn money or who can’t afford to travel to, or live in, the area where they’ve found the most rewarding internship.

To address this problem, Dickinson offers internship grants to assist students in completing unpaid or low-paid internships. Grants for unpaid or low-paid internships often make the difference between a student’s ability to complete an internship or not. These life-changing experiences are often cited as being formative and essential in the career-preparation process. These internship experiences help build students’ resumes, and the experience gained can often lead to job opportunities or other invaluable networking connections.

Your gift to support internship grants is truly transformational for our students. Every Dickinson Fund gift toward internships supports our need-based grant program. If this area is important to you, make your gift and choose “Internships” as the designation.

If you would like to explore how to establish an endowed fund to provide ongoing support for internships or career development programming, please call 800-543-3809 or email

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