Internships are eye-opening opportunities to try your hand at different fields, enhance classroom studies with on-the-job training, beef up your résumé, and network with established professionals. Sewanee’s internship programs are well established with numerous and diverse sponsors, so students have access to an array of job fields. Many of the University’s internships are endowed—an opportunity which allows sponsoring institutions to hire interns at no cost.

Environmental Studies Internships

Students in any major can apply for funding to do internships both in the United States and abroad. Environmental studies internships have included positions located as close as Sewanee and as distant as Queensland, Australia.

Aiken Taylor Internship

Graduating seniors who are awarded this internship gain valuable experience in the publishing industry by working alongside the editors of the Sewanee Review, the nation’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly.

Business and Economics Internship

Business and economics internships are offered each summer to all majors. Participating students observe and experience firsthand how companies conduct their business in a free-market economy. Business and economics interns have gone to Accenture Technology Labs in Chicago; Astrelworks in New York City; B&B Media in Paris; the Cleveland Browns; Gray Ghost Fund in Atlanta; Lion’s Gate in Los Angeles; People magazine in London; and Vietnam Exim Bank in Hanoi, Vietnam—among other companies.

Tonya Public Affairs Internship

Allows students to contribute to the understanding, formation, adoption, or implementation of a policy or program that applies to the general public. Last year, students interned at dozens of organizations all over the world, including the Africa Wildlife Foundation in Washington, D.C., the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Somaliland, and the European Roma Information Office in Brussels, among many others.

A Career Exploration Internship (ACE)

ACE internships are open to students in every field, and ACE Medical internships, sponsored by University alumni, are available in medical practices, research centers, and laboratories. Last year, medical internship positions were offered in plastic surgery, emergency medicine, pediatric psychiatry, clinical research, and internal medicine.

Canale Internships in Community Service

Canale internships, which benefit the Sewanee community, are awarded to socially aware students willing to take on service-oriented leadership roles. Projects range from expanding the college counseling office at a local high school to developing a collective growing and selling program for area farmers.

Ministry and Service Internships

Ministry & Service internship funding offers students the chance to explore vocational interests in church-related, service-oriented, or nonprofit organizations. Last year’s placements included Amnesty International in Georgia, Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Mexico, and Youth World Ministries in Quito, Ecuador.

Social Entrepreneurship Education Program (SEED)

The SEED program gives Sewanee students a thorough orientation to micro-finance and third-world international development through programs in Europe, Bangladesh, India, the U.S., Latin America, or Asia. The purpose of the program is to provide knowledge, skills, experience, and professional networks to participants to fit their individual needs, be it to build a career in community finance, or to excel in a business environment, or to build organizations committed to social change or businesses with social responsibility.