These internships are specific opportunities with College alumni and friends are open exclusively to Grinnell students. These opportunities are competitive and will provide funding to the selected student. Internship sites change from year to year and may include opportunities in museum studies, art and design, environmental issues, healthcare, social services, biotechnology, financial equity analysis research, and legal services on constitutional issues to name a few.
Confirmed Summer 2013 GRINNELLINK internships can be viewed in PioneerLink and at the CDO at 1127 Park Street.
Students may only apply for ONE GRINNELLINK internship each summer.
GRINNELLINK Internship FAQ’s
How do I view available summer GRINNELLINK internship opportunities?
Login to your PioneerLink account and search keyword: “GRINNELLINK” - use your full Grinnell e-mail address as your username OR visit the CDO to view printed copies of all GRINNELLINK internship descriptions in our Tech Center.
When is the application deadline for GRINNELLINK internships?
All application materials must be submitted on-line before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Your application must contain all required documentation and the CDO will not accept applications past this deadline. Following the deadline, our office will distribute the application materials to internship supervisors immediately for their review. Application instructions can be found on the Application Process & Deadlines webpage.
Are GRINNELLINK internships available to first-year students or those with minimal experience?
Yes, first-year students are eligible to apply for most GRINNELLINK internship opportunities. However, some opportunities have specific requirements and criteria, so read and review each internship description carefully.
I am a fourth-year (senior) student. May I apply for a GRINNELLINK internship?
No. The CDO does not provide funding for internships completed following graduation. To be eligible to apply, the student must be currently enrolled and be enrolled as a full-time student for the following semester of classes.
Is a parental/guardian signature necessary for the waiver form…even if I am 21?
Yes! Financially dependent students up to the age of 24 are required to have a parent/guardian signature on this form for legal purposes. The exception will be only for married students; students with dependent children; OR students over 24.
Are GRINNELLINK internships available for international students?
Eligibility may vary by internship organization and the individual student. If the GRINNELLINK internship has funding paid directly to the student by the sponsoring organization/agency, international students may not be eligible. If funding is provided only by a stipend from Grinnell College, international students are eligible to apply, in most cases. Please consult with the staff at the Office of International Student Affairs to further discuss your options.
I am awaiting parental signature, unofficial transcript, resume, application letter, etc.… may I turn in the application?
No. You can not submit your application through the online system if it is not complete. Please plan ahead to ensure you submit your application by the deadline to ensure that you will be considered.
How do I send or receive a fax document?
The Grinnell College Mail Services Office offers fax services at a minimal cost for students to sent documents and there is no charge for receiving documents. Be sure to leave enough time to receive the faxed documents and then scan them into PDFs for upload into your online application.
May I apply to several GRINNELLINK internships?
No. Eligible students may apply to ONLY ONE GRINNELLINK internship opportunity. This ensures timely coordination of review and selection for all applicants and sponsoring organizations.
When will I receive a decision regarding my application?
The CDO requests hosting GRINNELLINK organizations select qualified applicants as soon as possible. Our office will notify applicants of decisions immediately upon confirmation from the organization. We have asked that decisions are made prior to the start of the Spring break – however, it will depend on the schedules of those reviewing the applications.