Summer Internship Application Process and FAQ
Summer internships are posted at the beginning of winter quarter and applications are due Friday, February 8, 2013. Students are encouraged to submit applications for up to three internships that garner their interest.
- Statement of Interest (Maximum of 500 words for each position desired)
- References: provide the name, email, and phone number of three references (academic and/or professional).
- Transcript (scanned PDF or submitted through Axes)
Email all supporting materials to the Center's Program and Research Associate, Madeline Weeks (email@example.com).
Center staff will review applications in collaboration with the host organization, and will conduct in-person and/or phone interviews.
Q: Are the internships paid?
A: The Bill Lane Center provides a lump sum stipend of roughly $6,000 based on the university hourly rate for students.
Q: What does it mean "housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern"?
A: Students are expected to budget their living expenses, which include housing and transportation, from the lump sum stipend. Host organizations typically assist with finding housing and, in certain instances, provide housing entirely or at a discounted rate. Though most internships do not require a car throughout the summer, students are responsible for getting to and from the internship site. Please read each internship description carefully for details.
Q: I am a graduating senior or co-term. Am I eligible for the internships?
A: Yes, the internships are open to all currently enrolled undergraduates and co-terminal students.
Q: Do I need to request an official transcript for each organization to which I apply?
A: No, one official transcript will suffice. Separate personal statements need to be submitted for each position you apply to, but only one transcript, list of references and resume need to be submitted.
Q: Are the dates flexible?
A: Yes, interns may work out alternate dates with their host mentors as long as the total duration is 10 weeks over the summer.
Q: Can I still apply if I am abroad and not available for an in-person interview?
A: Yes, in these circumstances we will conduct a Skype or phone interview.
Q: How can I find out more about day-to-day life of the internship?
A: Check out previous interns' blogs in the OutWest student blog, or contact a previous year's intern directly.
Q: When will I hear back about my application?
A: The Center strives to work with the collaborating organizations to fill the positions by early March, though the interview process can extend to the end of winter quarter. If you have any questions about the status of your application during the review and interview process please contact the Internship Coordinator.
For any other questions about the application process, please contact Madeline Weeks, Internship Coordinator, by email or call (650) 721-2569.