The Class of 1967 Internship Program at the Wellesley Centers for Women
Social Science Research Internships for Wellesley College Students
The Class of 1967 Internship Program provides five paid internships during the academic year to Wellesley College students who seek to make a difference in the world through research and action. Students in the program gain hands-on social science research experience under the mentorship of a WCW research scientist and receive a $3,000 stipend. Students in the program will contribute meaningfully to a research project and may have the opportunity to co-author papers, attend conferences, or present at a WCW Lunchtime Seminar with their mentor. Interns are also encouraged to present at Tanner or Ruhlman conferences.
Throughout the academic year, interns are expected to work an average of 8-10 hours per week, excluding finals week, holidays, and breaks. Additionally, interns are required to submit a final report and complete a video or blog post about their experience.
2019-2020 Academic Year Internship Mentors
Applications for the 2019-2020 internship year are now closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 internship year will be posted in spring 2020.
Each mentor has specific qualifications and expectations for their potential intern. Review the mentors listed below and the links to learn more about what the internship opportunities and their requirements.
Mentor: Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.
Internship Topic: Social Media, Civic Engagement, and Health
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Charmaraman
Mentor: Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D.
Internship Topic: Depression Prevention Efforts for Adolescents and Families
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Gladstone
Mentor: Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D.
Internship Topic: How Teens and Their Families Talk About Sex and Relationships
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Grossman
Mentor: Georgia Hall, Ph.D.
Internship Topic: Undergraduate Women and Pathways to STEM Study and Careers
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Hall
Mentor: Nancy Marshall, Ed.D., Work, Families & Children Research Group
Internship Topic: Career Paths for College-educated Women
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Marshall
Mentor: Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., Work, Families & Children Research Group
Internship Topic: Work, Families & Children
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Robeson
Mentor: Nan Stein, Ed.D.
Internship Topic: Sexual Harassment and Gender Violence in K-12 Schools
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Stein
Mentor: Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative
Internship Topic: Changing justice and community response to sexual assault
Learn more about this internship with Dr. Williams
How To Apply
Applications for 2019-2020 internships are due 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2019. Click here for a link to the online application form.
Any registered Wellesley College student with a GPA of at least 3.0 may apply for The Class of 1967 Internship Program. Students must be registered at the College during the year of the internship. Interested students should become acquainted with the mission of WCW and the work of their desired mentor.
Students must complete the online application, email a copy of their transcript or shadow grades to Karen Lachance at email@example.com, and submit a letter of recommendation from their advisor or another member of the Wellesley College faculty.
- March 20, 2019: Application Due
- March 29, 2019: Search committee will notify applicants who are selected for round 2 of application process - mentor interviews. Round 2 applicants are responsible for arranging an interview with their chosen mentor
- April 8, 2019: Deadline for round 2 applicants to arrange interview with mentor
- April 26, 2019: Deadline for round 2 interviews
- May 3, 2019: Applicants chosen for 2019-2020 internship program will be notified
Questions about the internship program should be emailed to Karen Lachance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the generous donors who make these internships possible:
- The Anne Murray Ladd Student Internship was established in 2005 by family and friends in memory of Anne Murray Ladd, a 1998 Wellesley College Honors graduate.
- The Linda Coyne Lloyd Student Research Internship was established in 1998 by family and friends in memory of Linda Coyne Lloyd '63, a long-time, active supporter of the Wellesley Centers for Women. This internship gives preference to students who are interested in engaging in policy-oriented research.
- Shirley R. Sherr Student Research Internship was established in 1998 by a generous gift from Lynn Sherr '63, and her sister, Lois Dubin, in honor of their mother.
- The Class of 1967 Internship was established by a generous gift from the Wellesley College Class of 1967, in 1992 on the occasion of its 25th reunion.
- The Morse Fellowship was established in 1992 by a generous gift from Richard P. Morse and Claire Wien Morse '57 of Brookline, MA. This fellowship gives preference to students with career interests in the fields of mental health or wellbeing.