Sewanee considers internships and research fellowships a valuable and integral part of a field of study -- an important way to gain insight into a career field, obtain valuable professional experience, and develop new skills. Sewanee's internship funding program is funded by 48 endowed internship funds established by very generous donors and through donors' annual gifts.

Highlights

Sewanee INTERNSHIPS

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.

2019 ACE Internships
2018 Ace Internships
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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. Currently enrolled, degree-seeking Sewanee students are eligible to apply on Handshake by February 15th.

FUNDING

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. 

ADDITIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

BIEHL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
DUGAN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH GRANT
GESSELL FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIAL ETHICS
OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIPS
Sewanee Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships
External Fellowships

 

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The Useful Summer

Sewanee typically provides more than 250 students with nearly $600,000 in funding for otherwise unpaid internships and research fellowships each summer. This support allows Sewanee students to gain the experience, the skills, and the connections they need to help them succeed right out of college. In fact, our graduates often secure positions as a direct result of their position or through a network developed during the summer. What’s more, as part of the Sewanee Pledge, every new Sewanee student is provided access to one summer opportunity during their four years.

Meet a handful of Sewanee students who gained valuable experience through Sewanee-supported internships.

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