Internships and Fellowships

Curricular Global Programs

We help place students in a variety of internships and fellowships, from field research in biology on the Isles of Shoals to archival projects at the New York Historical Society.

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This Exeter summer internship is designed to give a qualified rising senior a four- to six-week paid internship that will expand their scholarship by transcending a traditional learning venue with a real-world work experience. Working in Dr. Seung Kim’s laboratory at Stanford University, the student selected will join an active research lab and will continue the work started in the Biology 586 course at Exeter. They will also have the opportunity to work alongside other high school, graduate, and post-doctoral students to learn the skills needed to take advantage of Drosophila melanogaster as a powerful modern model organism for developmental biology and physiology research. 

Summer break: Early August to early September.

Washington D.C.
Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

On this spring term program, students join the staff of a U.S. senator or representative as a full-time intern and get an insider’s view of life on Capitol Hill. While daily tasks may start out small, students eventually gain access to mentors in the political world, attend hearings, handle correspondence, or even brief aides and elected officials on important issues. For more than 50 years, the Washington Intern Program has helped Exeter seniors see how the legislative branch works, while living and learning in the nation’s capital. Open to seniors.

Spring term: Early March through May.

Philadelphia skyline

Two Exeter students each summer are granted full tuition funding to the Wharton School summer programs. The programs are offered in various sessions throughout the summer, so the nominees can choose the best dates for them. Essentials of Finance explores all aspects of finance, from the time value of money and corporate finance to ethics and decision-making. Essentials of Entrepreneurship challenges students to engage with international peers, use innovative thinking, and learn the basics of what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Summer break.

Isles of Shoals
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Richard S. Aaronian Class of '78 Summer Research Program in Field Biology is an outstanding opportunity for one current upper to spend four weeks living and researching at the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. The Shoals Research Apprenticeship is divided into two segments. In the first course, students gain an in-depth understanding of research methods and develop their own research proposal. In the second half of the program, students carry out their independent research project with the help of SML faculty mentors and your group of fellow apprentices.

Summer break: Late June to late July.

New York
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The intern will work with Valerie Paley, New York Historical Society’s Vice President, Chief Historian and Director of the Center for Women’s History, on a number of projects related to United States history, public history, and urban history. This intern will work extensively with the Historical Society’s research library and will also participate as a member of the team of doctoral-level fellows engaged in curatorial assignments. This internship will involve extensive experience in archival and material research.  Summer break

The Academy of American Poets
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The Academy of American Poets internship is an outstanding opportunity for one current upper to spend six weeks interning at a vibrant place of literary scholarship.  The Academy of American Poets intern will work closely with the Associate Director on a variety of literary projects.  Founded in 1934, the mission of the AAP is “to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.”  The Academy of American Poets intern will work five days per week, for a six week period, to be determined in conjunction with AAP.  Competitive applicants should be avid writers, well-read, mature, responsible, organized, and curious.