Career Exploration: Winter Study Internships! Winter 2024

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Internships amplify academic learning, empower professional development, and increase students’ career options. SPEC 21 offers students the opportunity to learn beyond the classroom by providing substantive applied learning experiences focusing on issues such as racial justice/social justice, non-profit/community service, government/policy/law, environment, education & many more! Students have the option of applying to the designated SPEC 21 WS internships posted on Handshake, or to submit self-sourced WS internships. The application deadline for all SPEC 21 applications via Handshake and Airtable is October 15th by 11:59 p.m. Each student will intern for 5 days per week working on project(s) for 3 1/2-4 weeks. If you are an F1 Student, CPT is required for this course. Please submit your internship offer and information to the International Student Portal https://internationalportal.williams.edu/ In January, students will reflect upon their experiences: impressions about the organization and its workplace culture; insights about the structure of their role, the organization and the industry; and what they have learned about themselves within a professional environment. More information can be found here: https://careers.williams.edu/winter-study-internships/#spec-21-requirements
The Class: Format: internship
Limit: 150
Expected: NA
Class#: 1304
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Students must write a short paper that will become a public record and used as a resource by future students or create a 3-5 minute video; weekly assignments will include completing a Career Action Plan (5-6 Steps) and responding to three questions (one per month) posted to the Winter Study Internship Discussion Group.
Prerequisites: Interested students must attend an information meeting in late September or early October and follow up with Dawn Dellea if they have questions about specific WS internships listed in the SPEC 21 syllabus or self-sourced WS internships.
Enrollment Preferences: 1st priority- Designated SPEC 21 internships posted on Handshake-WS Internship Sponsors select students based on their applications/possible interviews. 2nd priority-Separate application/evaluation process for students with self-sourced WS internships.
Unit Notes: Since August 1996, I've worked at the '68 Center for Career Exploration in various roles. Currently I manager our Signature Internship Programs the Alumni Sponsored Internship Program (ASIP) and SPEC 21 Career Exploration: Winter Study Internships!
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration

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