Internships and Employment

Inside Views

Internships enable students to sample career interests and put their knowledge and skills to the test. Many students receive grants from the Whitman Internship Fund that enable them to take nonpaying internships.  Examples of recent internships Whitties have done:

Aparri Christian Hospital, Aparri, Philippines
Bermuda Maritime Museum
Children’s Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA
EcoNorthwest, Portland, OR
Elko County District Attorney’s Office, Elko, NV
Endangered Species Recovery Program, Bakersfield, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Friends of Tryon Creek, Portland, OR
Illumination Arts Publishing, Bellevue, WA
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Kathryn Severyns Dement Sleep Disorders Center, Walla Walla, WA
Laboratory of Biotechnology and Theriogenology, Seoul, South Korea
Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues, Vancouver, BC
MIT Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Early Childhood Cognition Lab, Cambridge, MA
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME
Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco, CA
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA
Seattle Mariners, Seattle, WA
Shakespeare’s Globe, London
Social Action Forum for Human Rights, New Delhi, India
The Intermediate Court of Appeals, Honolulu, HI
United States Senate, Washington, DC
University Pet Clinic, Inc., Honolulu, HI
US Department of State, Office of International Health Affairs, Washington, DC
Washington State Democratic Central Committee, Seattle, WA


Fulfilling Employment

Employers of recent Whitman graduates include:

The Office of the Vice President, the White House, Washington, DC - Staff member
Deloitte Consulting, Seattle, WA - Business analyst
Laurie Dolan for WA State Senator, Spokane, WA - Campaign manager
Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Sonoma, CA - Public policy development intern
IRTA Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD - Research fellow
Yosei University, Seoul, South Korea - Teaching assistant
International Society for Protection & Elimination of Child Labor, Lima, Peru - Research assistant
City of Renton, Renton, WA - Assistant to public relations director
Kunming, China - Teacher
Bureau of Land Management, Billings, MT - Wild horse specialist