International Internships

travel/passport clipartSummer International Internship Funding

Stipends for Internships outside of the United States were made available in 2014 as part of an ongoing effort to open up internship opportunities outside of the United States.

Whitman, through the Student Engagement Center, is pleased to announce that through a competitive process we will be able to award stipends for students who develop internships outside of the United States. In addition, we will be able to award additional funds to cover travel and accommodation for students who demonstrate a need and have explored other options to cover those costs.

Should you apply?

This project was designed for students who have significant experience, awareness, familiarity or existing relationships with organizations or individuals outside of the United States. The program is primarily designed for 2nd and 3rd year Whitman students who have developed long term professional goals and have clarity about their academic goals or have established direction to their studies and career plans. Whitman students' safety and security are of foremost importance, and the application process is designed to minimize foreseeable risks associated with the internship.

In addition, consistent with this focus on students' safety and security, the internships will be more likely to be successful if the organizations, businesses or government agencies chosen:

  1. Are established and financially secure and have websites that instill confidence in the reader, AND
  2. Have a connection to Whitman (via a member of Governing Board, staff, or faculty, or alumni or parent)

Applicants must be in good academic and conduct standing before they can be approved.


This program is not intended for students to begin an exploration of an issue, industry or part of the world where they have a basic curiosity. The application timeline, which moves quickly, is organized with that target audience in mind.

Mid-February - Announce program to campus
Mid to Late February - Information session for interested students
Early March: Completed applications due to the SEC
Early March: Review of applications
Mid-March: Interviews with finalists
Early April: Mandatory orientation meeting #1
Mid to Late April: Mandatory orientation meeting #2

The specifics of this project along with the application will be announced via the SEC Blog and Facebook Page as the semester develops.