St. Mary’s Signature Internship Program
Signature internships are offered by employer partners locally and throughout the continental United States. These internships are developed in collaboration with the college to meet rigorous standards for excellence and include structured goal setting, on-site mentorship, and on-going reflection. Signature internships are offered throughout the academic year and in the summer. A select group of Signature Internships with non-profit partners are funded by the career development center.
Our most popular Signature Internships include behavioral therapy, government and legislative session, outdoor education, public health, defense contracting, emergency medical response, and business operations.
Microinternships are short-term, paid, professional assignments. These project based mini internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Microinternships allow students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their professional network.
Microinternships are offered by Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Funded On-campus Internship Program
On-campus internships provide students the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience from the convenience of campus. These internships include generous hourly pay, structured reflection and goal setting, and the option to earn credit.
Our most popular internships include sport management and information, integrated marketing lab assistant, public health education, and data analytics.
Federal Work Study (FWS), On/Off-campus
Eligible students will work directly with the Office of Financial Aid in collaboration with career development staff to identify professional goals. The student will be placed with a community partner in a custom internship designed to relevant skills and experience for post graduation success.
All Signature Internships and Funded On-campus Internships are approved for internship credit. Students should meet with the Internship Coordinator prior to the start of their internship if they wish to earn academic credit.
The Washington Program
The St. Mary’s College Washington Program (WP) is a prestigious career development initiative designed to help students apply to select internships in Washington, D.C.
“I attended the Arts and English Networking Session back in April, and I left with around four business cards and one really good personal connection with an alumni. The Career Center helped me out with communicating professionally with people and how I should interact with them afterwards. I emailed everyone I got a business card from, just as a follow up and to let them know that I appreciated their time. I got responses from everyone and a shadow opportunity from Kevin Wehmueller who works at Taoti in DC. It was such a great opportunity where I learned so much and it has opened up more doors for me to look into after graduation.” –Davita Fennell ‘20, an arts major and an educational studies and computer science minors, attended the Arts and English Networking Session in the Spring of 2019.