Get valuable hands-on experience now and gain a competitive advantage in the job market later. Internships allow you to explore fields and job functions of interest, building your portfolio while shaping and inspiring your path. 

Real-World Experiences to Enhance Your Resume

Internships not only enrich your academic journey, but also allow you to immerse yourself in the day-to-day life of your field prior to entering the workforce. These short-term work experiences help you identify the careers and industries that best fit your distinctive talents and developing interests, while making you a more competitive applicant for the post-graduate job market. You can even submit an application to earn academic credit for your internship experience.


Finding and Securing Opportunities

You can intern during the academic year or during your winter or summer breaks. Our Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) will help you discover and land these positions, guiding you through the internship search, application, and interview processes, and facilitating connections with F&M alumni, parents and friends of the College for potential opportunities. Through F&M, you’ll also have access to the True Blue Network, a career network platform exclusive to the F&M community. Here, you can connect with alumni and parents who have volunteered to support student F&M success beyond the classroom.


Alumni Spotlight

“My internship re-established my love for the entire process of software development.”

At the end of his summer internship, computer science major Ojima Abraham ’23 wanted to be able to point at a project and say, “I did that.” “I wrote and tested code from scratch and did a lot of backend on the project, too,” Abraham said. “I also had the opportunity to provide code reviews for my mentors, who are now senior software engineers, and fellow interns on my team. I don’t think I would have gotten that at a large tech company.”

Alumni Spotlight

Standing Out From the Crowd

Most people pursuing a career in the music industry would major in music or business. Franklin & Marshall College alumna Elena Robustelli ’21 isn’t most people. As a major in American studies major with a concentration in media and pop culture, Robustelli embarked on an internship of a lifetime with Atlantic Records.
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Alumni Spotlight

Forging the Path for Those Who Come Next

“Look at who you want to be, find that person, and ask them how they got where they are.” This advice from Dr. Michael Fishman ’05, M.D., is exactly how Curtis Mark ’23 discovered his profile on the True Blue Network. Mark sent Fishman a private message introducing himself and what he’s interested in—a leap of faith that landed him an internship at CIPS.
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Summer Experience Funds

OSPGD advisers can also direct you to generous donor funding that can help offset the financial burden of an unpaid or underpaid summer experience. These funds empower you to seek a wide variety of opportunities, giving you flexibility to choose internships that typically are unpaid or minimally paid.

Explore how F&M donors enrich students’ summers »

See How Diplomats Are Exploring Their Passions

August 21, 2023

Genesis Familia: Raising Others Through Philanthropy

For most, home is the place where they are raised. For Genesis Familia, it is also the place to give back by raising others. This summer, the Posse Scholar returned to New York City for an internship with Bloomberg Philanthropies in human resources and management. In addition to her overseeing managerial duties, Familia also contributed to hands-on philanthropic efforts.

July 31, 2023

Rising Sophomore Puts Passion for Environment to Work at Summer Internship

Rising sophomore Anna Atticks is digging deep on environmental issues during her summer internship as a policy analyst, funded by the Schapiro-Cadwell Internship Endowment.

June 22, 2023

Women's Basketball Captain Scores NCAA Internship

Many college athletes dream of working in the sports industry. Jaclyn Feit intends to make this her reality. This summer, the rising senior from Charlotte, N.C., is a College Basketball Academy...Student-athlete Jaclyn Feit empowers female athletes and promotes inclusivity in sports through her College Basketball Academy Internship with the NCAA.