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The Earlham Internship Program


Anna Mullin Interned at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2018What is the program?

The Earlham Internship Program is a structure within the Center for Career and Community Engagement that supports the practical application of knowledge gained in a classroom to a real-world, professional setting in the form of summer internships. Students may participate in the program for credit as well as educational and professional support.

Earlham students find challenging and meaningful internships in our local community, in other cities during the summer, and in far-flung places as part of off-campus study programs. These opportunities are available in every field imaginable, from science and health care, to education and social service, to the arts and humanities.

Through the Center for Career and Community Engagement and the Earlham Internship Program, Earlham students are able to 1) access Earlham's network of employers who offer internships and jobs and 2) apply for funding for unpaid or underpaid summer internships.  

General program benefits and expectations

  1. Guidance, support, and reflection before the student begins the internship all the way to the Fall semester following their experience. 
  2. Pre-internship orientation
  3. Guided reflection assignments during internship experience
  4. Presentation of Learning in the Fall
  5. Course credit after successful completion of the program


  • Students receiving funding for internships via the CCE, will automatically be included in the Earlham Internship Program, and the experience will appear on your transcript. You will have the option to receive 0 or 1 credit for the CCE Summer Internship Coursework. Students who choose to be enrolled for 1 credit will be required to complete a few assignments throughout their Summer experience.
  • All students whether receiving credit or not are required to create a poster on their summer experience and participate in EPIC InternshipFest in the Fall semester. If you are off-campus during the Fall semester, you are still required to submit your poster.
  • If you are applying for an international internship, you MUST hold a valid passport that will not expire in the next year. If you do not have a passport, you will need to show proof of application at the time
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