Get valuable hands-on experience now and gain a competitive advantage in the job market later. Internships allow you to explore fields and job functions of interest, building your portfolio while shaping and inspiring your path. 

Real-World Experiences to Enhance Your Resume

Internships not only enrich your academic journey, but also allow you to immerse yourself in the day-to-day life of your field prior to entering the workforce. These short-term work experiences help you identify the careers and industries that best fit your distinctive talents and developing interests, while making you a more competitive applicant for the post-graduate job market. You can even submit an application to earn academic credit for your internship experience.


Finding and Securing Opportunities

You can intern during the academic year or during your winter or summer breaks. Our Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) will help you discover and land these positions, guiding you through the internship search, application, and interview processes, and facilitating connections with F&M alumni, parents and friends of the College for potential opportunities. Through F&M, you’ll also have access to the True Blue Network, a career network platform exclusive to the F&M community. Here, you can connect with alumni and parents who have volunteered to support student F&M success beyond the classroom.


Student Spotlight

Italian Fashion Internship Provides Perfect Fit

When senior Lauren Arnold heard about the opportunity to intern at a fashion company in Italy, it truly was the perfect fit. As a joint major in business, organizations and society (BOS) and sociology, she saw the opportunity to work for Fashion Box in Asolo, Italy, as an unbeatable chance to merge her lifelong passion and major. After studying abroad in Tuscany the previous summer, Arnold also felt confident with her language and cultural knowledge upon entering an Italian workplace.
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Alumni Spotlight

Standing Out From the Crowd

Most people pursuing a career in the music industry would major in music or business. Franklin & Marshall College alumna Elena Robustelli ’21 isn’t most people. As a major in American studies major with a concentration in media and pop culture, Robustelli embarked on an internship of a lifetime with Atlantic Records.
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Alumni Spotlight

Forging the Path for Those Who Come Next

“Look at who you want to be, find that person, and ask them how they got where they are.” This advice from Dr. Michael Fishman ’05, M.D., is exactly how Curtis Mark ’23 discovered his profile on the True Blue Network. Mark sent Fishman a private message introducing himself and what he’s interested in — a leap of faith that landed him an internship at CIPS.
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Summer Experience Funds

OSPGD advisers can also direct you to generous donor funding that can help offset the financial burden of an unpaid or underpaid summer experience. These funds empower you to seek a wide variety of opportunities, giving you flexibility to choose internships that typically are unpaid or minimally paid.

See How Diplomats Are Exploring Their Passions

December 7, 2023

Students Take on Climate Change Beyond the Classroom

F&M students are inspiring climate action in unconventional ways. From internships to advocacy on campus, meet students making sustainability a more accessible concept.

October 20, 2023

Wrestler Pins Post-Grad Career Thanks to F&M Mentor

Wrestling captain Noah Fox excels on and off the mat, thanks in part to guidance from his True Blue mentor. “This program has helped me jump-start my career and secure my dream job as a software engineer," Fox said.

October 10, 2023

Sophomore Explores Animal Behavior and Builds Alumni Connections at Bergen County Zoo

Sophomore Lauren Velazquez spent her summer learning about animal behavior and connecting with F&M alumni during an internship at the Bergen County Zoo in New Jersey.