Guide To Finding Summer Internship Opportunities

Guide To Finding Summer Internship Opportunities

By Jason Chan, Ph.D. Fellowship and Career Advisor / Assistant Director As we near the end of fall semester and look ahead to 2021, the CCPA staff realize many of you may be thinking about summer internships. With COVID-19 throwing a wrench in many of your plans last summer and the ongoing uncertainty about what the pandemic will look like in the new year, some of you may be feeling concerned or anxious about finding and securing an internship. These feelings are completely understandable and shared by many college students across the country. The pandemic has shaken up the landscape of work and employment this year, and with priorities and resources being shifted around, employers are still figuring out what the future will look like for their organizations.  That said, many employers are continuing to offer summer internships. Some may already be recruiting but many will start recruiting after the new year and well into the spring. If you haven’t come across any opportunities in your field of interest yet, it may be that your industry has a slightly later recruiting timeline. With that in mind, the CCPA has pulled together the following guide for your summer internship search. Bookmark this page and revisit it over winter break or when you’re ready to start your search process! GUIDE TO FINDING SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (2021) Reflect on your goals, skills, and experiences: Reflect on and identify your goals for a summer internship. Are there industries, organizations, or positions you’re curious to learn more about? What skills and experiences do you want to gain and why? Use your responses to guide...
CCPA Internship Series 2020: Econsult Solutions

CCPA Internship Series 2020: Econsult Solutions

By Kian Williams ’22 I’m a junior at Haverford and I was fortunate enough to spend my summer working with Econsult Solutions, an economic consulting company based in Philly. Unfortunately, I had to work remotely over the full duration of the internship, and though not being in the office daily was certainly a missed opportunity, I still managed to learn a lot and ended up having an overwhelmingly positive experience working with the firm. Most of my day-to-day work varied greatly– I’d work on tasks relating to a set of projects for a week or so and then I was on to the next set. Though I certainly understand why continuity might be important to a long-term worker, I honestly found that as an intern, working on such a wide variety of different projects throughout the summer kept things interesting, fulfilling and exciting. Brief stints with different projects provided me with quite a bit of flexibility and a pretty well-rounded experience — I also felt like I had engaged with more of the company and the research areas than I would have if I had just worked on a handful of longer term projects. I also had the opportunity to practice and pick up many different skills. The projects themselves also varied quite a bit — I got to work on projects involving public health, urban economics, infrastructure, and higher education. Many of my tasks centered around writing and proofreading memos, researching a vast array of topics, building out presentations, and some light data work (I got the impression that most of the data analysis work was covered by...
College Funding for Summer Experiences

College Funding for Summer Experiences

The College has a variety of funding opportunities to help support summer experiences. These individual departments and funds contain both self-design opportunities (where students find an opportunity and apply for funding), and partner opportunities. Details about each fund can be found here*. Andrew Silk Summer Journalism Fund Gertrude Heller Memorial Fund (working with developmental disabilities) Smart Family Fund (communications) Summer Serve (public interest projects in Philadelphia) Whitehead Internship Program (business/entrepreneurial internships). Whitehead info session November 18, 7:00pm Contact Jennifer Barr (jbarr@haverford.edu) with questions on CCPA managed funds CCPA Pre-Health: Primary Care Pre-Medical Fellowship provided by Dr. Steven Jaharis (contact Jodi Domsky, jdomsky@haverford.edu with questions) Funds in Centers and offices outside of the CCPA: CPGC: domestic and international fellowships Diversity & Activism Summer Archive Internship KINSC Summer Scholars The Haverford MI3_SVC Philadelphia Internship Program Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities The Libraries Summer Incubator, Haverford Innovations Program (HIP) VCAM Design + Making Collaborative Curious about past interns? Visit the Haverford College Internship Network, a peer-to-peer network of Haverford students who have volunteered to talk with other students about their experiences, or our funded internship blogs. *We have kept the Summer 2020 information posted as a reference if the Summer 2021 information is not yet available. Updated information will be posted as deadlines and details are decided among the individual departments.  ...
CCPA Internship Series: Shift Capital

CCPA Internship Series: Shift Capital

Daniel Paredes ‘22 Funding Source: Whitehead Internship Program “We are real estate developers who do things differently.” Hello! My name is Daniel Paredes ‘22. and this summer, I worked remotely interning with Shift Capital through the Whitehead Internship Program. Shift Capital is a real estate firm in Philadelphia that dedicates themselves to the mission of long-term self-sufficiency, safety, prosperity, and quality of life for underserved residents in the Kensington neighborhood. Shift actively battles against negative effects of gentrification: displacement, unemployment, and inter-generational poverty through thoughtful real estate development and other measurable social and economic impacts. Last year, I worked at my hometown’s park conservancy as a summer intern. Since then, I’ve grown an interest in seeing firsthand how working with community and property can result in economic development and sustainability. This being said, working with Shift Capital this summer sounded like a perfect fit for my next endeavor. I have been working under Bob Kupsch, the director of property management. I had the pleasure of meeting the property management team in person earlier this year after my interview, but in light of the pandemic, my internship had to be conducted online. At the very start of my internship, I was given my own credentials to log into AppFolio, professional property management software, to view and access Shift Capital’s entire real estate portfolio. As someone who has never signed a lease, let alone know what a REIT is, I was excited to familiarize myself with the inner workings of the real estate industry as close to the ground level as one can virtually be. Although my internship is being conducted...
CCPA Internship Series 2020: Whitehead – Valerie Wilson Travel

CCPA Internship Series 2020: Whitehead – Valerie Wilson Travel

By Sean Mowatt-Larssen ’22 Funding Source: Whitehead Internship Program When I first received my offer from Valerie Wilson Travel, I was originally planning on being an Accounting intern, living and working in NYC. Little did I know that not only would I be doing the internship from my living room in Houston, but also that my position would change to Marketing. As an English major with a passion for writing, I was thrilled! Although I would not be able to learn new Accounting skills, I know that any opportunity to explore where my passions lie is vital for eventually being able to choose a career that I love. Going back a few months and thinking about the work I completed to land an internship, I have a couple of quick tips for future Whitehead applicants, or for any internship seekers, on how to be prepared and confident. Through the Sophomore Resume Initiative, I was able to receive amazing guidance from the CCPA on my resume, which helped me to put the right foot forward early. Seniors, juniors, and even other sophomores shared recommendations for resume editing as well. Before actually getting started on writing any applications, think about how you can portray yourself to leave the reader wanting to talk to you more, then begin to outline your own journey, passions, and goals for the summer. In order to feel confident in an interview, research the prospective company’s websites and profiles and think about how their mission connects to the schoolwork that you enjoy so that you are able to display genuine interest. From the first minute of my...