An internship is an opportunity to apply what you've learned in the classroom in a professional setting. Internships allow you to explore career fields, develop skills further, expand your network, and create resume-worthy experiences.

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Whitman Wayfinder
Visit our Whitman Wayfinder today to explore possible paths. 

Browse Previous Internships
The Whitman Internship Database contains years of past internships. You can search and filter by location, major, and keywords.

Alumni Contacts
Through Whitman Connect, a database of more than 16,000 alumni searchable by location, job title, occupation, major, Greek affiliation, campus groups, and more, students can research and contact alumni. Used well, this resource can be a way to explore career paths, find internship leads, or connect with people in new locations. To access the database, students must first read and agree to the Whitman Connect Code of Conduct.

SEC Appointments
Various members of the Student Engagement Center Staff can help students with their career paths. Our Internship Coordinator, Victoria Wolff, both schedules appointments and offers weekly drop-in hours.

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
Visit our Resume & Cover Letter page or contact Assistant Director of Career Development Gayle Townsend for more guidance.

DOL Test for Unpaid Interns
Interning at a for-profit? Be sure to familiarize yourself with the DOL Test for Unpaid Interns.

The Whitman Internship Grant can provide funding for students to participate in unpaid internship experiences at both for-profit and non-profit organizations during the school year and during the summer. To learn more here.

America Reads/America Counts enhances primary- and secondary-level reading and math skills of children in Walla Walla while providing Whitman College students (especially those who qualify for work study) the opportunity to give back to their community, gain professional experience, and earn money. Click here for more detailed information.

Given in honor of former Whitman College President Tom Cronin, the Ben Rabinowitz Award assists students with demonstrated leadership skills who wish to implement new projects or learning opportunities that promote compassion in medicine or politics and enrich the campus community. Read a more detailed description and profiles of past winners here.

The Whitman Community Fellow Initiative funds a cohort of juniors and seniors to spend an academic year working part-time at a prominent Walla Walla organization to address some of the area’s social, economic and cultural challenges. Find application guidelines and program details here.

Students who are Washington state residents and are work-study eligible can use this funding for summer employment. Contact the Financial Aid Office at for more information.