Praxis: Summer Internship Funding #WHYSMITH

Smith College’s summer internship funding program, Praxis PAYS stipends to Smith students who work at qualified, unpaid summer internships related to their career and/or academic interests.

Approximately 400 students per year receive PRAXIS stipends to work at unpaid summer internships HERE & ABROAD. These research opportunities and internships around the world will enhance Smith College students academic experiences.


"It gave me confidence in my ability to perform critical situations and helped to develop my leadership skills." -Sophomore Sydney Koh

"My internship experience gave me great exposure to how a small company is operated. I was able to put my foot in the door in different aspects of the company. I assisted in accounting, creating in promotional gear for the company, and even got to sit in on some sales call and meetings. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and it opened doors into the business sector that I hope to explore more of." -Junior Meghan Holland

"I found it extremely beneficial to take this research opportunity in Belize because I am able to have an incredible out-of-country experience during my Smith career. It also gave me amazing work experience." - Senior Mandy Castro

Senior Mandy Castro spent her summer researching Coral Reefs in Belize

Internships are CRITICAL for students to get ahead academically and here at SMITH College we give ALL students the ability to pursue opportunities to expand their education even when they can't afford it!

In her welcoming remarks to students at the start of the semester, President Kathleen McCartney cited the college’s Praxis summer internship program as one of the essential ways Smith supports student success.

Senior Jade Chihara completing an internship in Hawaii
Junior Tavorsia Talley completed an internship with the organization of Friends of Asia as medical intern in Chiangmai Mai, Thailand

Praxis program is just another GREAT example how Smith College puts our students FIRST.

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