Rosenfield Internships

Rosenfield Internship Funding

The Rosenfield Program provides funding for internships across the globe (in-person and virtual) allowing students to explore career paths in public affairs, international relations, and human rights.

2023 Requirements

  • Internship must be full-time — minimum 30+ hours/week for a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • Students applying for funding must be enrolled full-time for spring 2023 and fall 2023 classes at Grinnell College or accepted into an approved off-campus study program for fall 2023. Fourth-year students graduating in December 2023 are eligible to apply.
  • Student recipients will receive a flat award based on financial need from the Grinnell College Office of Financial Aid. 

What You Need To Do

  1. Secure your internship.
  2. Talk to Professor Trish before submitting your application.
  3. Submit your application to the Center for Career, Life, and Service through Grinnell Share.

Applications will open on February 1, 2023, and are due at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

See the Internship Funding Application for more information.

The Rosenfield Program Internship Interview Committee will review applications and applicants will receive an email invitation for an interview to be held the week of March 6.

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2022 Rosenfield Program Internships

  • Wanting to pursue work in social change, Hyein Cho ’23 got relevant experience in research while working as an intern at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission-Chicago District. The EEOC is the U.S. agency that administers, interprets, and enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
  • Evelynn Coffie ’24 did a virtual internship with Iowa Black History Research Collective. Along with working on social media accounts for the organization, Evelyn built profiles for Des Moines’ ten oldest black churches.
  • Elia Dewey ’23 interned at Breakthrough Collaborative in Minneapolis as a student mentor. This organization works to create educational experiences for traditionally underrepresented students.
  • Xonzy Gaddis ’23 did legal research and compiled legal documents as well as court observation during her internship at Micah Legal in Fayette County (Lexington, Kentucky). 
  • Delivering food to community partners was just one of the many things that Ella Hennager ’23 did at her Grinnell Local Foods Connection internship this summer. She also did social media and promoted food justice issues.
  • Abby Lynch ’24 has a passion for helping others. This summer she did video editing and social media work at Fun 4 the Disabled.
  • Emma Mills’ ’23 skills in photography, videography, and writing were invaluable during her internship at Amideast Tunisia, a leading American nonprofit organization engaged in international education in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • El Pozo de Vida is an NGO that fights against human trafficking in Mexico and Central America. Margaret Morey’s ’25 internship in Mexico City primarily involved intervention and restoration projects.
  • As an intern at Amideast Tunisia, Kayley Ronnkvist ’23 planned, led, and promoted events that fostered strong US-Tunisia relations and cross-cultural education and understandings.
  • Phillip Tyne ’24 interned at United Action for Youth in Iowa City supporting youth to pave the way for a healthy future.

Past Rosenfield Internships

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Rosenfield Internships 2020

Rosenfield Internships 2021

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