For Hollins students, January Short Term is an exciting opportunity to build career preparation through two programs coordinated by the university’s Center for Career Development and Life Design.
The Signature Internship Program gives sophomores, juniors, and seniors the chance to pursue an array of internships in various fields that are sponsored by Hollins alumnae/i. These internships carry academic credit as well as a stipend of $300, and housing is often provided. The First-Year Internship Program offers students in their first year at Hollins options in the Roanoke Valley for test-driving a career.
During January 2023, 56 students will be completing signature internships in 39 businesses and organizations located in cities throughout the country, including:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Durham, North Carolina
- Huntington, West Virginia
- Los Angeles, California
- New York, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Princeton, New Jersey
- Richmond, Virginia
- Roanoke, Virginia
- San Antonio, Texas
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Washington, D.C.
This year’s signature internships range from medical research and development (Vascular Perfusion Solutions), state government (Offices of Virginia Delegate Betsy Carr ’68 and Virginia State Senator Jennifer Boysko ’89), and museums (The Phillips Collection, International Spy Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) to environmental advocacy (Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Climate Central), international business (Estée Lauder Global Communications), foreign affairs (Peace Boat US and the National Council on US-Arab Relations), developing and maintaining plant collections (Atlanta Botanical Garden), and more.
First-year students will enjoy internship opportunities at 17 locations in the Roanoke area.
The Center for Career Development and Life Design is part of Hollins’ Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning, which in addition to domestic and international internships encompasses study abroad at an array of destinations around the world; initiatives that promote innovation and engagement while connecting academic work with practical application; leadership practice; and undergraduate research projects conducted in close partnership with Hollins faculty.
Photo caption: Adarra Blount ’23 interned with the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C., during the January 2022 Short Term.