Career Services Center

CMC 2015 Sponsored Summer Internship Programs

The Career Services Center is pleased to announce the following sponsored summer internship programs. To view complete program descriptions, eligibility requirements, application instructions, and helpful links, please click on a program title.

A universal application form must be used to apply to either the international or domestic programs. Only one application for one internship/project should be submitted by the appropriate deadline (see the FAQ below for more details). Questions should be directed to Jason Jeffrey, Assistant Director of Career Services, at (909) 607-7066 or jason.jeffrey@cmc.edu.

All application materials must be submitted through the Sponsored Internship portal on FluidReview.com, an online application website. After creating an account, applicants will provide all the necessary documents, including the confirmation letter and recommendations, directly to FluidReview. Materials will no longer be accepted in hardcopy or via email. The portal will open January 9, 2015, and may be accessed here: https://claremontinternship.fluidreview.com/.



Internship Programs:

All Sponsored Internship recipients must complete the academic requirements of INT 199, Internships, and be eligible for academic credit.

Note: Beginning 2015, all returning students (freshman – December graduates) are eligible for the programs below.

The McKenna International Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline - February 13, 2015 at Noon

The McKenna International Summer Internship Program provides financial assistance that enables students to participate in a culturally rich, international learning experience related to career plans. The program strongly encourages applications for Asia; funding for other areas of the world is limited.

The Uoroboros Fellowship Program

Application Deadline - February 13, 2015 at Noon

This exclusive fellowship will be offered to a select number of students for internships or independent projects that have the potential to be life-transforming. The proposal must be for a geographic location where the applicant has never lived and cannot be with business or government. Fellowship projects must provide experiential exposure in an international setting and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Structured with a sponsoring agency, institution or organization operating in the international arena
  • Designed by the student and approved by a sponsoring agency, institution or organization
  • Approved or made available by a CMC faculty member or by CMC alumni

Fellowships are budget-based and include an additional $1,000 travel grant.

KLI International Internship Program

Application Deadline - February 13, 2015 at Noon

Students who wish to pursue transformative international internships that enhances cross-cultural understanding of leadership in the public (for-profit), governmental, or not-for-profit (social) sectors may apply for KLI support. The KLI internship program is open to all returning students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI. Awards of up to $5,000 are available to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship.

Peter Adams International Internship Program sponsored by the Keck Center

Application Deadline - February 13, 2015 at Noon

The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies offers financial assistance for students to participate in an international learning and work experience related to career plans. The internships are open to all returning students with preference given to International Relations majors. Internships must be international in substance but may be international or domestic in location, and may be with private corporations, government departments, and non-governmental organizations.

The Community Service Internship Program (CSIP)

Application Deadline - March 25, 2015 at Noon

The CSIP provides up to $4,000 to students who wish to participate in a summer internship working with a non-profit organization/program providing a direct service to the local community. Funded by private and corporate donations, the CSIP allows students to work for organizations that typically do not possess the financial resources to pay interns. Internships must be created specifically for the CSIP and students must leave behind a tangible contribution to the organization.

Non-Profit Internship Program

Application Deadline - March 25, 2015 at Noon

The Non-Profit Internship Program enables students to participate in an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization or government agency (including a legislative office) ideally while living at home. Internships can be unique or pre-existing but must provide meaningful responsibilities. Preference will be given to internships that relate directly to the applicant’s academic and/or career interests. Awards of up to $3,000 are available.

KLI Social Sector Internship Program

Application Deadline - March 25, 2015 at Noon

The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) encourages and supports summer internships for CMC students. Students who are interested in domestic internships with social service organizations may apply for KLI support. The KLI internship program is open to all returning students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI. Awards of up to $4,000 are available to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship.

Center for Civic Engagement Internship Program

Application Deadline - March 25, 2015 at Noon

This Program provides financial assistance for students to participate in an unpaid summer internship with a civic engagement focus. Support may be provided for internships with non-profit, governmental, or government funded organizations, with preference given to internships in which the intern will be directly involved in civic engagement (e.g., service, community engagement, government/citizenship).

Political Education Fellowship

Application Deadline – Next Offered in Spring 2016

Offered biannually, the Political Education Fellowship provides financial assistance of up to $3,500 for students to work on a political campaign. The internship must be with a candidate running for office and on the candidate’s campaign (not with the legislative office). National, state, and local campaigns are eligible for sponsorship.