Internships and Awards

Summer Opportunities

The Donald and Dorothy Strauss Internship for Social Understanding (up to 3 recipients)

  • PURPOSE: Established by Donald and Dorothy Strauss to engender in the participating students a significant and deep commitment to a lifetime of service activities
  • STIPEND: Up to $4,000 for between 8-10 weeks of full-time summer employment
  • LOCATION: Internship at a local non-profit social service agency
  • CLASS YEAR: First-year students, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
  • NOTE: Interns will also participate in weekly roundtable discussions with Southern California leaders from nonprofit and governmental agencies
  • APPLY: Submit a resume and completed online application by Monday, March 23, 2015

The Ben Huppe ’14 Memorial Internship for a Sustainable World (up to 3 recipients)

  • PURPOSE: Established by Maggie Lewis and Bob Huppe in honor and memory of their son, Ben, to honor his passion for science and technology and the role it plays in improving the environment and/or bringing technical solutions to underserved populations both domestically and internationally
  • STIPEND: Up to $4,000 for minimum of 6 weeks of full-time summer employment
  • LOCATION: Domestic or international small- to medium-sized companies (non-profit) or service projects and programs
  • CLASS YEAR: First-year students and sophomores are eligible to apply
  • NOTE: The internship should involve direct, hands-on work in areas such as renewable energy, green technologies, environmental sustainability and/or the use of technology to solve problems of under-served population
  • APPLY: Submit a resume and completed online application by Monday, March 23, 2015.

The Nathaniel Davis Prize for Public Policy and International Relations (1 recipient)

  • PURPOSE: Established by Howard C. Deshong III ’89 and Jeannette Deshong in honor and memory of the late Nathaniel Davis, HMC Professor Emeritus of Political Science, will enable HMC student who have an interest in public policy and/or international relations to pursue their interest more formally through a summer experiential learning experience nationally or abroad.
  • STIPEND: Up to $4,000 for minimum of 6 weeks of full-time summer employment
  • LOCATION: Domestic or international non-profit social service and or government agency.
  • CLASS YEAR: First-year students, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
  • NOTE: The internship should involve direct, hands-on work in areas such advocacy, public policy, international relations, or foreign policy.
  • APPLY: Submit a resume and completed online application by Monday, March 23, 2015.

The New Millennium Experiential Learning Fund (1 recipient)

  • PURPOSE: Established by Aaron Archer ’98 and Gregory Rae ‘00 to engender in the participating students a significant and deep commitment to a lifetime of service activities
  • STIPEND: Up to $4,000 for minimum of 6 weeks of full-time summer employment
  • LOCATION: Internship at a domestic or international non-profit social service agency
  • CLASS YEAR: First-year students, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply
  • APPLY: Submit a resume and completed online application by Monday, March 23, 2015.

To Apply

  1. Students must have received an offer or be a finalist for a summer internship eligible for a funding award.  The Office of Career Services and the Office of Community Engagement are happy to assist students in their search as we have access to over 6,000 internships from across the country and the world through the Nationwide Internships Consortium (NIC) database as well as other resources.
  2. Submit a resume and completed online application by Monday, March 23, 2015.
  3. For questions about the summer internship funding awards process, please contact: Gabriela Gamiz, Director for Community Engagement Student Affairs Office – Platt Campus Center 909.607.4575  or gabriela_gamiz@hmc.edu.

Other Opportunities

Napier Initiative Fellowship Award

The Napier Initiative Fellowship is a partnership between Pilgrim Place and the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges to encourage leadership for social change. Students with interest and experience in working for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability connect with residents of Pilgrim Place who have life experience and professional skills in those fields.

Three graduating seniors from each college who demonstrate outstanding leadership promise in these areas are nominated for the award. All students nominated by the schools will be named Napier Fellows and will have the opportunity for a one-year mentoring relationship with Pilgrim Place residents having a significant vocational affinity with the nominees.

Two award recipients will be chosen from the nominees by a selection panel at Pilgrim Place. Recipients chosen for the Napier Award must complete proposed Napier project in the first year after graduation.

Visit Napier Initiative for information on eligibility and application process. For additional information and questions, contact Professor Haushalter (haushalter@hmc.edu) and or Gabriela Gamiz (ggamiz@hmc.edu).

Dean Chris Sundberg Prize Award

This annual award was established by Dana Mohamed ’06 to recognize a rising junior who demonstrates exceptional leadership and a positive impact on the Harvey Mudd College community.

The prize nominee should be an ambassador of the College’s mission statement and honor code, and should contribute to creating “enhanced college experiences” for other students on campus. The recipient of the Dean Chris Sundberg Prize will be awarded $500. Nominations for the Dean Chris Sundberg Prize award will open in mid-March 2014.