Academic Internships at Marietta College

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember;
involve me and I’ll understand." (Chinese Proverb)

An academic internship is a learning experience shaped by reflection, goal-setting, and evaluation. Performed under the mentorship of an instructor and an on-site supervisor in the work place, these experiences earn academic credit.

Academic internships are a partnership among students, faculty and employers.

Internships help the College fulfill its mission and Core Value # 4: World of Work:

MARIETTA COLLEGE maintains its founders' emphasis on education "in the various branches of useful knowledge," and we believe that the liberal arts remain the best preparation for any career. Through classroom instruction, the use of technology, independent research, and practical experiences in their chosen fields, as well as through a wide variety of opportunities to lead and serve in collaboration with others, students prepare for productive lives. "A contemporary liberal arts education" means preparation for the world of work and the ability to translate knowledge into effective action.


Did you know that…

  • according to the 2009 Association of American Colleges and Universities membership survey, 62% of universities in US report placing an increased emphasis on internships during the past five years?
  • 69% of employers said that they think that "completion of a supervised and evaluated internship or community-based project" would be very effective in ensuring that recent college graduates posses the skills and knowledge needed for success? (AAC&U commissioned survey, 2007)
  • more than 100 students complete academic internships every year at Marietta College?
  • any major at Marietta College may participate in an academic internship?
  • some majors at Marietta College require an internship?

Evans Endowed Internship Program-Funds for YOUR Internship

Interested in doing an internship this summer but concerned about getting paid in this economy?

The Robert Evans Internship Endowment awards $5,000 to one qualified student for a summer internship in a for-profit organization, specifically a major national or global organization. The $5,000 can be used for relocation travel, housing, meals, related equipment purchases and other living expenses. Eligible applicants must be junior or senior status in any undergraduate major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Marietta College Summer Entrepreneurship Program enables Marietta College students to receive a stipend of $4,000 to support their work with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial initiatives in various stages of business or project development. Full-time students from all majors in their first through junior year are considered for this program. All of those who receive the award will complete the standard academic credit internship process in addition to a Student Application. The internships can take place in the U.S. or abroad at for-profit companies, non-profits, governmental or nongovernmental organizations, and for profit and non profit social ventures.

For more information on these programs and their specific application processes, please contact the Marietta College Career Center.

Washington Center Internship Program

Campus Liaison is Hilles Hughes, Career Center,

Washington Semester Program at American University

Campus Liaison is Mike Tager, Political Science,


Internship Coordinators by Department

Please note: Department Chairs are also available to assist with internships.