Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities At or Through Williams College

 

Please note: the information listed below is for reference only and may not be complete or current. For details of the opportunities listed, including application deadlines, please contact each department.

 

UPDATED: January 2017

 

Asian Studies

 

Linen Summer Grants for Study in Asia

  • Grants for thesis-related research, independent research, and intensive language training programs at intermediate or advanced levels in South, Southeast, and East Asia.
  • Open to all undergraduates who have taken (or currently be taking) at least one course related to Asia.
  • Interested students should self-enroll in the GLOW course “Asian Studies Funding Opportunities” at https://glow.williams.edu/enroll/PGJHAC

 

Endowments & Grants

 

The Tompkins Award for Excellence in Japanese:

  • An award for attending a seminar or a conference, or for doing independent research in Japan.
  • Given to one third-year or above Japanese language student.
  • All advanced Japanese language students are automatically considered.

Endowments & Grants

 

Astronomy

 

Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium (KNAC): REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) summer research program

  • Research under a KNAC faculty for 10 weeks with a stipend of approximately $4,000
  • Students must work at another institution for this program, and are not allowed to stay at Williams.
  • Applications open in December, due early February
  • Contact Astronomy Department for more information

http://web.williams.edu/astronomy/

http://astronomy.williams.edu/

Biology

Working as a research assistant of a Williams faculty for up to 10 weeks

  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Information on research opportunities available in January

 

Summer research at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, MA

  • Open to rising juniors
  • Applications due in February

 

Summer research positions at other institutions (MIT, NIH, Princeton, University of Washington, Harvard University, etc.)

 

For more information: http://biology.williams.edu/research/summer-opportunities/

 

Career Center

 

Alumni Sponsored Internships

  • Funds internships with stipends of $3,800 for an eight to ten week internship.
  • Open to current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors, deadlines in February and April.
  • Must attend a summer starter workshop at the Career Center

http://careers.williams.edu/jobs-internships/alumni-sponsored-internship-program/

 

Classics

  • Lansing Fellowship Can support undergraduate study during the summer in the US or abroad. April 1st deadline. Contact the chair of the Classics Department.

http://classics.williams.edu/prizes/

 

CES (Center for Environmental Studies)

CES provides funding ($400/week) for up to 10 week internships or research endeavors or creative projects. Open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors of all majors.

http://ces.williams.edu/student-opportunities/funding-research/

 

CFLLC (Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

http://cfllc.williams.edu/friedberg-travel-fellowship/

 

CLiA (Center for Learning in Action)

http://learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/sentinels-summer-research-fellowship/

http://learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/sentinels-summer-research-fellowship/application/

 

Computer Science

  • Work as a research assistant to Williams faculty
  • Stipend provided
  • Students are encouraged to speak to faculty directly

 

http://www.cs.williams.edu/student-research/

 

 

Davis Center

 

Kathryn W. Davis Projects for Peace Program

http://davis-center.williams.edu/kathryn-w-davis-projects-for-peace-program/

 

Economics

  • Work as a student research assistant for a Williams faculty for approximately 10 weeks, with stipend of $3,800 provided. Information sent out in January or early February to all economics and political economy majors, and sophomores that have completed core economics courses.
  • Solow Research Fellowship. Funds research in economic or business history.       Application through the Economics Department, deadline is early April.

 

For more information, contact the Economics Department’s Research Director.

http://econ.williams.edu/students/summer-opportunities/summer

 

Fellowships Office

 

Summer Undergraduate Travel and Research Fellowships

  • The Bostert, Lawrence, Millard, Wilmers, International Public Service, Roche and and Class of 1945 Student World Fellowships for independent summer study, travel, and research.
  • Open to all Sophomores and Juniors.
  • Wilmers Language Study Grant, open to First-Years, Sophomores and Juniors
  • Deadline in February.
  • Application instructions can be found in the Fellowships GLOW2 page

 

http://fellowships.williams.edu/

Geosciences

 

Keck Geology Consortium (http://keckgeology.org/)

  • Research opportunity, provided with $1500 fellowship and $500 travel expenses
  • Open to rising seniors
  • Applications due early February

Lauren Interess Fellowship

  • Fellowship of $2000 for a field or travel project related to earth sciences
  • Available for projects conducted in Winter Study, spring break, or summer
  • Applications accepted on rolling basis.

 

http://geosciences.williams.edu/student-resources/lauren-interess-adventure-fellowship/

 

Humanities and Social Science Research

Class of 1957 Summer Research Program:

·      Work as summer research assistant for a faculty in Division I or II.

·      A stipend of $4400 provided for ten weeks of full-time work, plus free housing on campus.

·      Open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors

·      Applications submitted by the faculty.

http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/faculty-development/class-of-1957-summer-research-program-in-the-humanities-and-social-sciences/

 

Jewish Studies

  • Bronfman Summer Fellowship in Jewish Studies
    Funds summer project in the field of Jewish Studies. First-years, sophomores and juniors are eligible. March 25 deadline.
  • Bronfman Hebrew/Yiddish Language Study Fellowship
    Funds summer language study up to $4000. First-years, sophomores and juniors are eligible. March 25 deadline

http://jewish-studies.williams.edu/opportunities/other-opportunities/

 

Leadership Studies

Summer Institute in American Foreign Policy –

  • Participate in a 4-week program to study American foreign policy and grand strategy.
  • Program covers expenses, including room, board, course materials, and special events.
  • Students receive a $1,000.00 stipend.
  • Rolling admissions begin in January; applications accepted through mid-March.
  • Program open to rising Sophomores and Juniors and runs mid-June to mid-July.

http://leadership-studies.williams.edu/the-program/

 

Mathematics and Statistics Department

 

SMALL Undergraduate Research Project

  • Conduct research in mathematics and statistics under a Williams faculty.
  • A nine-week program (with a tenth week at home) with a stipend of approximately $4000 provided.
  • Applications due February 8th for 2017. (Generally during early February)

 

http://math.williams.edu/small/

 

Neuroscience

 

Research Funding opportunities through the Science Center. See Biology and Psychology headings for more information.

 

http://www.williams.edu/Neuroscience/research.htm

 

 

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Williams Instructional Technology Summer Internship – TBD

  • Summer Technology Intern program at OIT.
  • Application deadline early March.

 

http://oit.williams.edu/itech/wit

 

Physics

 

  • Doing research with a professor here on campus or at a National Lab.  Descriptions of possible projects are circulated in January, contact department.  A stipend is paid and housing is provided at the same level as the other science departments at Williams.

http://physics.williams.edu/research/

 

  • The National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program provides funding for research opportunities at a wide range of research institutions in all fields of science, see  http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp

 

 

Psychology

Summer Research Assistantships

·      Summer research assistant to a Williams faculty.

  • Contact professor(s) during Winter Study or early February

http://psychology.williams.edu/opportunities-for-student/research-opportunities/

 

Science Departments

 

Research Opportunities in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Geosciences, Physics, Psychology.  Contact specific department.

  • Support includes a $3800 stipend for 10 weeks plus housing
  • Winter and spring deadlines

http://science.williams.edu/summer-programs/

Clare Booth Luce Scholars

Supports women in two summers of paid research who will major in astrophysics, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, statistics and/or physics. Sophomores are eligible. February deadline

Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

 

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

 

http://wcma.williams.edu/teaching-with-art/college-students/

 

 

Williams Conferences & Events

  • Several employment opportunities available for approximately ten weeks.
  • Applications available in January
  • Office of Student Life

http://conferences.williams.edu

 

Williams Investment Office

 

  • Paid summer internship.
  • Details available in the Route 2 system
  • Contact Office of Career Counseling (OCC) for more information

 

http://www.williams.edu/go/careers/

 

 

Zilkha Center:

 

  • The Zilkha Center hires student interns to work during the academic year and during the summer on campus-focused sustainability projects.
  • School year interns are typically chosen at the start of the school year. But occasionally positions open up during the school year.
  • Summer interns are typically chosen in mid to late spring semester.
  • Information about summer internships is typically posted around February 1st.
  • The application deadline is typically mid-February.

 

 

http://sustainability.williams.edu/student-opportunities/internships-jobs

http://sustainability.williams.edu/student-opportunities/internships-jobs/zilkha-internships

Zilkha School-Year Internships

 

 

Williams Summer Theatre Lab

 

Experiential Learning:

  • An seven-week program with opportunities to work with professional artists on a project or an original work/
  • Application through Department of Theatre, announced in January.

http://theatre.williams.edu/summer-theatre-lab/