Sophomore Internship Program

Students in their sophomore year are eligible to compete for internships with companies in a variety of industries. The positions are supported by several W&L alums and other friends of the University. In addition to sponsoring these internships, these alums agree to serve as professional mentors for participating students and to assist the students in establishing a network of useful business contacts beyond the sponsoring firm. In many cases, the alums assist the intern in securing an internship with a different firm following the junior year and in securing permanent placement following graduation.  Some examples of internships: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Marcus & Millichap, Fayez Sarofim & Co, JP Morgan, Privateer Capital, Washington Fine Properties and Hearst Integrated Media. 

While the program is coordinated through the Williams School, students need not be Williams School majors to participate. Students are expected to complete the following prerequisites prior to the end of the sophomore Winter term: ECON 101, ECON 102, ACCT 201, INTR 201, INTR 202. Students are responsible for securing living accommodations in their host city for the duration of the internship period. Most of the internships are paid positions to assist students with the costs of housing and other daily expenses.  

No academic credit is awarded for these internships. Students with questions may contact Assistant Dean John Jensen for more information. The recruiting period for the program will be early in the winter term with an information session in mid-February.