Grinnell's Apprenticeship Program adapts the traditional apprenticeship model to suit the unique characteristics of a liberal arts education and the realities of small town development through a unique, network-based approach. The program:
- pairs student apprentices with Grinnell township organizations where they work one-on-one with the executive management at one of several host organizations
- encompasses a range of work, from economic development to art education
Externships vary in length, but usually last three to five days. They generally involve shadowing a Grinnell alumnus professional through a normal day's activities and may include informational interviews, a tour of the facility, and participation in actual office projects. This program can help students explore their career options and talk with professionals in order to:  clarify their career exploration and interests,  connect their course work to outside the classroom and their future plans, and  connect with and learn from alumni externship mentors.
Registration for the 2014 Summer Season of the Manhattan Film Institute is now open. The program will take place from July 6-20, 2014 on the North Fork of Long Island.
MFI is a boutique film conservatory that offers a unique opportunity for college students who want to expand or create their reel in just 2 weeks time while supplementing their college education with hands on classes taught by industry professionals as well as experienced actors, writers, and directors.