ACE (A Career Exploration) internships are hosted by alumni, parents, and friends specifically for Sewanee students. Some ACE internships are paid while others are unpaid, and many have been offered for over a decade. ACE Medical Internships require recommendations from professors and transcripts in addition to the cover letter, resume and list of references typically required to apply for ACE Internships.
Internships cover a variety of industries, including arts, medical, legal and public affairs, non-profit, environmental, civic engagement, and more. Currently enrolled, degree-seeking Sewanee students are eligible to apply on Handshake by February 15th.
SURF Research FELLOWSHIPS
The Career Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) work jointly with the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program, offering on-campus research with Sewanee faculty. Email OURS for additional questions. Currently enrolled, degree-seeking Sewanee students are eligible to apply for opportunities on Handshake by February 15th.
Funding for the Sewanee Internship program began with the Tonya Fund for Public Affairs in 1981, and funding is now available from 48 endowed funds and support from individual annual donors and foundation grants. Over $600,000 in stipends is awarded for students to complete unpaid and under-funded internships and research opportunities every summer. In addition to the inaugural fund in public affairs, donors have established internship funds in the arts, business and economics, conservation, environmental studies, medicine, ministry and service, mathematics and the sciences, and international studies. You're invited to support this priority.
To apply for funding, students find an existing internship OR dream up their own at an organization of their choice, secure it with a sponsor at that organization, and then apply for funding through the Career Center (visit Brightspace). Students offered unpaid internships or research fellowships are eligible to apply for university funding by April 1st.
Sewanee Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships