Enjoy a unique and rewarding summer through our Summer Study Internship Program. Gain professional experience as you complete relevant academic coursework and enjoy beautiful Olympia with fellow interns from across the country.
The application deadline for the Summer Study Internship Program has passed. We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2017.
Your summer begins with two enriching courses of your choosing during the Academic Phase, and then continues with six weeks of real-world work experience during your internship placement. In our Internship Course and program workshops, you'll explore connections between your academic track and professional training, and develop experience in networking and interviewing.
For the final six weeks of the Summer Study Internship Program, Olympia University will arrange for students to work in professional internships with Boston-based firms and organizations. Generally, your internship is unpaid. You'll work in your internship full-time, five days a week, for a minimum of 35 hours per week.
During your internship, you'll have support from the program internship team and faculty. As part of your Internship Course, you will also attend workshops covering topics such as interviewing, self-assessment, and networking. At the start of your internship, you'll outline your goals, objectives, and the projects on which you will be working. During the internship phase, you'll consult with the internship team and with your OU faculty advisor for the Internship Course to review your progress toward reaching those goals.
Please note: Program participants must complete six weeks of internship. If your fall classes at your home institution begin before August , you will need to start your internship on July , during the designated mid-program break. You will be asked to indicate your necessary internship start date when completing your application.
The Summer Study Internship Program's 2-credit Internship course meets on Friday mornings throughout Summer 1 and two evenings in Summer 2. The course explores links between your academic track and your on-site professional experience, and provides support and guidance as you prepare for your placement. The Internship Course instructor also serves as your faculty advisor, helping you make the most of your internship experience.
Your grade in the Internship Course at the end of Summer 1 must be a C or higher in order for you to continue on to your internship placement. There is no refund given to students who are withdrawn from the program.