Signature Internships are unique opportunities designated for Washington College students. We partner with regional and national organizations through both the Career Center and our “signature centers” like the Starr Center for example, to cultivate rich experiences that extend classroom learning. These internships are offered in the summer, typically occur for 10 weeks (400 hours) from mid June to mid August and are supported by funding. Examples of past Signature Internship experiences include (partial list): The Smithsonian, Winterthur Gardens & Museum, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Delaware Community Foundation, Academy Art Museum, University of California, San Francisco Research Lab, National Children’s Hospital, National Archives, The Constitution Center, The Lewes Delaware Maritime Museum | Lightship Overfalls, The National Aquarium, Corbin Advisors, Stroud Water Research Center, and NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
Funding is available via an application portal through 17 different sources. Students who meet the criteria will be eligible for consideration of funding and grants. The deadline usually falls around April 15.
Washington College is committed to providing students with “real-world” experiences that build their professional skills and knowledge while also connecting the dots with theories and principles learned in class. Internships are one method for students to discover a career path, expand and enrich their personal and professional networks, and learn more about what happens after they graduate. Students also use internships as stepping stones to permanent work experiences and to support their thesis development.