Announcing 2010 Alumni & Intern Receptions

The CCE, Career Center, and Alumni & Parent Programs are proud to present a series of receptions for student interns and alumni in Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City, and Boston. Interns are eager to meet alumni to learn about their lives, the cities where they work—all while having a great time.

Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 14, 2010
6-8 p.m.

The Metropolitan Club
1700 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 835-2500

CCE Launches Summer 2010 Internship Programs

Now that finals are (finally) over, Amherst students are spreading across the country, headed for home, summer jobs, or, of course, those all-important internships.  As a valuable way to boost a resume, the summer internship is to many students an essential part of their work portfolio.  But even for an Amherst student, finding a position that promises more than filing and data entry can be challenging.  How have students found internships that will value them, challenge them, or teach them about how to engage with the local community?

Careers in Public Health: Multiple Paths to Work for Social Justice and Healing

Interested in Public Health? This Friday, come hear from six alumni working in public health and medicine to improve the well-being and lives of the world's neediest populations.

Pipeline Scholars Program: Summer Opportunity

The Pipeline Scholars Program is a partnership between Amherst College and Amherst Regional Public Schools that works during the academic year as well as during the summer to build academic and social competencies and close the achievement gap through sustained academic mentoring. If you enjoy tutoring, working with kids, or are interested in learning about teaching Join us! The internship runs from June 27-July 27 and includes on campus housing and a $1,350 stipend. All you need is a resume and cover letter to apply through Experience.

45 Minutes: Community Leaders Trade Places with Adult Students in a Required Essay

Join community leaders, educators, adult students, and Amherst students on Thursday, April 8 from 7-9 p.m. in the Alumni House for 45 Minutes. Minutes is a fun and interactive fundraising event celebrating the ongoing five-year collaboration between Amherst College and the Holyoke Community College Adult Learning Center, a program which allows students without high school degrees to continue their education. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Amherst Alumni Social Entrepreneurship Dinner Panel

Life after Amherst rarely follows a mold, and many Amherst alumni are living proof that you can be creative and change the world with your career. These social entrepreneurs have used degrees in law, education, economics, and more to start their own socially minded business endeavors and empower people who are homeless, high school students, and people with genetic disorders—among many others.

Civic Engagement Scholars: Connecting Academic Passion With Internship Opportunities

Civic Engagement Scholars is a competitive funding program for current sophomores and juniors that offers students the chance to connect their academic programs of study with internship opportunities around the world.

For more information, visit the program's website or attend an information session on Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center or on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Basement. The application has two deadlines on March 31 and April 22.

Meaningful Work in the Local Community: the Pioneer Valley Internship Program

The Pioneer Valley Internship Program runs from June 2-July 30, 2010. The program is open to current first-years, sophomores, and juniors and offers over 30 opportunities in the Pioneer Valley. Interns receive on-campus housing and a $2,000 stipend.

Crafting Public Policy: Multi-Media Presentations on Local Policy Topics


Crafting Public Policy at Arise for Social Justice


Spring 2010 Community Based Learning Courses

ENGL-02 Reading, Writing, and Teaching
Jennifer Cayer
Students, as part of the work of the course, each week will tutor or lead discussions among a small group of students at Holyoke High School. The readings for the course will be essays, poems, autobiographies, and stories. Among these will be materials that focus directly on Holyoke.

ENGL-62 Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature