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We want you to be prepared for future success with actual experiences. It's not who you know, but who knows you. It's not what you have done, but what you can do. That happens throughout the year, including summer. Below are Wabash-funded programs that will provide you the opportunity to experience the professional world and build your network. 

Summer@Wabash 2020 Dates

January 17, 2020            Employer Internship Descriptions are due to Wabash
January 20, 2020            Employers are notified of underwriting by Wabash
January 27, 2020            Dill Fund Information Session - Required of any student applying to the Fund
January 27, 2020            Internship Week at Wabash
January 28, 2020            SESSION 1: Summer@Work:  How to Finding Opportunities - Off and On Campus
January 30, 2020            SESSION 2: Summer@Work:  How to Prepare and Ace your Interview 
February 1, 2020            Summer@Work Internships are posted for all students to apply 
February 15, 2020         Deadline for students to apply for ALL Wabash-funded internships 
February 18, 2020          Employers may begin interviewing students
February 18-22, 2020     Dill Fund Committee review of Dill applications
March 1, 2020                Dill Fund Announcements
March 8, 2020                Deadline for Rudolph Fund (juniors only)
March 27, 2020              Last day for Employers and Wabash-funded opportunities to notify selected students
March 29, 2020              Deadline for students to accept Wabash-funded internship offers
April 4 & 5, 2020             Wabash-Funded Internship/Work Session - Student opportunities funded by Wabash must attend one of the sessions


Dill Fund

Proposals, arising from interests stimulated by a student's course work and Wabash experiences, should expand or deepen an area of study in a way not available through Wabash's traditional programs. Projects should be entirely student-generated, although students are encouraged to consult with faculty or staff as they plan their projects and prepare their proposals. The Dill Fund Committee considers proposals. All opportunities presented must be unpaid. Internship opportunities must be with non-profit organizations. These opportunities are student-initiated and are not posted in Handshake For more information see Dill Fund.

Contact: Roland Morin
Opportunities: Approximately 10-12
See Dill Fund Application Page
Deadlines: March 1, 2020 for internships, academic research, and off-campus study
Open to: Freshmen through Juniors 


DILL Small Business Internship Fund (SBIF)

The purpose of this program is to provide students with internship opportunities with alumni in a small business or entrepreneurial setting. The bulk of these opportunities are located outside Indiana. SBIF is an endowed fund managed by Career Services and funded by Wabash alumni. Qualifying opportunities are posted in Handshake and are specified as eligible for this program. You must also complete an SBIF application and submit it to Career Services by the application deadline date. Interns must complete a blog entry and a reflective paper, and Career Services conducts a site visit. Students must plan to return to the college at the end of the internship.

Contact: Roland Morin
Opportunities: 10-14
Posted on Handshake
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Open to: Freshmen through Juniors

Summer Academic Internships

Summer Academic Internships are through academic departments. Students work side by side with professors assisting with academic research, writing, or running experiments.  These are HIGHLY competitive internships. Each Department has its own criteria for selection of internships, but all internships are posted on Handshake and follow the regular timeline for internships, as outlined. Students are paid a stipend, and on-campus housing is provided to students. 

Contact: Department Chair
Opportunities:  30-35
Posted on Handshake
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Open to: Freshmen through Juniors

Summer Hourly Workers

There are multiple departments that hire students to work during the summer to support the regular work of the department. Positions range from the Dean of Students' Office to Trippet Hall Hotel, from Lilly Library to Career Services, and from IT Services to Allen Center. These are competitive applications and come with housing provided on campus. The Summer Hourly Workers duration range from 8 to 15 weeks.

Contact: Career Services
Opportunities:  30-35
Posted on Handshake
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Open to: Freshmen through Juniors

Coons and Cassel Grant

Managed by Political Science Department; internships in government and politics, any location.

Departmental Internships

Managed by each academic department and some campus offices; research and project-based summer opportunities, on campus.