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Hampden-Sydney College is ranked among The Princeton Review's top 25 best schools for internships. That's because H-SC fully supports its students who engage in experiential learning activities through internships, volunteerism, summer research, and job shadow opportunities. Internships allow you to acquire experience, paid or unpaid, in an occupation, profession, or pursuit of interest. What's more, they'll give you the opportunity to "try before you buy."

Students may receive academic credit for internships related to their academic fields of study. Such internships combine on-the-job experience with on-going course work and the production of a substantial research paper on a related issue.

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Micro-Internships

What is a Micro-Internship?
Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects posted by employers across a wide range of industries. Projects require 5 to 40 hours of total work and can be completed remotely. New opportunities are posted on a rolling basis.

What are the benefits of a Micro-Internship?

  • Learn and hone the skills employers look for when recruiting for traditional internships and full-time positions
  • Explore new industries and potential career paths without a major commitment
  • Build relationships with employers by demonstrating your skills and abilities in substantive projects
  • Quickly add great experiences to your resume while getting paid!

How do I get started?
To begin exploring, create a profile here. It takes just a few minutes, and from there, you’re a couple of clicks away from seeing the opportunities! If you are selected for a Micro-Internship, you will receive an email about how to contact the employer to discuss dates and details about your micro-internship project.

Opportunities by Industry

These opportunities, organized by industry field, will help you gain knowledge and skills, as well as further your professional development and personal enrichment.

Internship Scholarships

Generously funded by alumni and friends of the College, we offer  internship scholarships for current students who have obtained summer experiential learning opportunities, but may not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints. Scholarship amounts vary based on each individual application and the discretion of the awards committee.

Internship Course Credit

Contact: Stephanie N. Joynes

INTERNSHIP 201, 301, 401. (1) PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP. A work-related internship that must be at least 140 hours. At the end of the internship, the student will receive a grade of either Pass or Fail based on the written recommendation of the internship supervisor. To qualify, a student must be in good standing academically at the time of application. A student may complete no more than 3 professional internship courses during the student’s tenure at Hampden-Sydney College.

INTERNSHIP 250. (1) PROFESSIONAL SHADOWING COURSE (ELOFF). This one-credit course will use experiential learning approaches to help students get the most out of a professional shadowing experience. Students will determine learning goals and objectives before they begin shadowing, reflect on what they are learning during their time in the professional environment, and articulate what they have learned in order to apply it to future career choices.

INTERNSHIP 252. (1) HEALTH PROFESSIONS SHADOWING COURSE (EL-OFF). This experiential learning course is structured to help students benefit from shadowing experiences in the healthcare and medical professions. Students will determine learning goals and objectives before they begin shadowing, reflect on what they are learning during their time in the professional environment, and articulate what they have learned in order to apply it to future career choices. Students must shadow for at least 45 hours over at least three weeks and complete all related coursework to receive credit. Because of medical settings, students could have to meet specific expectations regarding confidentiality and security clearance.

INTERNSHIP 395. (1) INTERNSHIP. A 395 Internship that meets the College’s requirement for experiential learning.

updated 7/28/22

  • Hatteras Island Ocean Center Internship Program


    Managed by Hampden-Sydney, the Hatteras Island Ocean Center is dedicated to educating the public on coastal wildlife and conservation through educational nature programs and providing exciting research opportunities for students. Summer interns join in the Ocean Center’s mission as they lead educational nature programs, as well as complete all tasks related to daily operations of the Ocean Center.

    Hatteras Internship