For Alumni & Employers
A liberal arts education has long been viewed as an excellent preparation for any career. The College of the Holy Cross - with its rigorous academic standards and Jesuit tradition - produces a higher level of creative thinkers, problem-solvers, and leaders.
Recognizing that internships are prerequisites for positions with the most competitive companies and prestigious organizations, the College has established the Summer Internship Program. The Holy Cross Summer Internship Program exists to provide exceptional Holy Cross undergraduates with opportunities to gain meaningful career-related experience in areas related to their occupational goals.
Custom-designed internships have been developed for the Program through the strong network of Holy Cross alumni, parents and friends nationwide. In addition to providing students with invaluable professional experiences, sponsoring employers have the opportunity to recruit high-achieving Holy Cross students prior to graduation. Former SIP students, now alumni, are “paying it forward” by providing internship opportunities at their organizations.
Interns function as entry-level professionals, fulfilling many of the same duties and responsibilities as recent college graduates hired by your organization. To complement the demanding liberal arts curriculum at Holy Cross, interns are delegated challenging and meaningful assignments, and have at least one defined project to complete.
Mentoring of the intern by a key member of your organization is crucial to professional and career development. Exposure to top management and attendance at regular staff meetings are essential to the workplace learning experience.
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Message from Director, Pamela Ahearn: Internships are a critical part of the discernment process that students go through as they seek to determine a career path. They offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience in a professional setting. The Summer Internship Program provides students with internship opportunities created in collaboration with alumni and parents. SIP is unique in the thorough preparation students receive: through coaching, resume and cover letter reviews, interview preparation, and reflection during the course of the summer, SIP delivers an outstanding experience to students and internship supervisors. Since the summer of 1999, SIP has been recognized by alumni, students, employers, faculty and parents as an outstanding resource. It would be my pleasure to answer any questions you might have about the Summer Internship Program at Holy Cross.
For more information about SIP or to discuss a possible internship, contact:
Director, Summer Internship Program