Internships Program: The Office of Career Services


Assistant Director, Internship Program Manager

E-mail Katherine


Internships provide valuable on-site learning experience in a work setting related to personal, academic, or career interests.

Students can access Sarah Lawrence College's internship database, Handshake, to begin researching and apply to opportunities. The site features thousands of active internship and full-time job opportunities. To log in for the first time, visit, and enter your Sarah Lawrence e-mail address. You'll receive a message in your inbox with instructions to set your password. If you have trouble logging in or need help with navigating the site, please e-mail

A snapspot of recent internship placements in New York City include:

  • 511 Gallery
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Annie Leibovitz Studio
  • Brandworkers International
  • Bust Magazine
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Centre for Italian Modern Art
  • Comedy Central
  • Consumer Reports
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Council on American Islamic Relations
  • ELLE Magazine
  • Elyse Connolly Inc.
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
  • HarperCollins Publishing
  • HBO
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Mavi Jeans
  • McCormick Literary Agency
  • Mount Sinai
  • My Sisters’ Place
  • New School for Social Research
  • New Village Press
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • New York Observer
  • NY Presbyterian Hospital
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • Part2 Pictures
  • PEN America
  • Penguin Random House
  • Poets House
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Smuggler, Inc.
  • Sony Music
  • Stonesong
  • Television Academy Foundation
  • The Climate Museum
  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Untitled Entertainment
  • Viacom
  • Visual AIDS
  • Writers House

Internship Travel Stipend

The Internship Travel Stipend Fund has been established to provide need-based financial aid students who are participating in unpaid internships during the academic year travel assistance. Eligible students can receive a $450 travel stipend to help offset commuting costs. Students can apply for the stipend through the Office of Career Services.

Many students benefit from alumni-donated funds to support the commute to and from various internships in NYC, as well as the surrounding Westchester area.

Funded Internship Opportunities

Gryphon Grants for Summer Internships Fund

The Gryphon Grants for Summer Internships Fund will support salaries and/or housing stipends for students receiving need based financial aid who are participating in unpaid or low paid internships this summer. Internships can be located anywhere in the United States or internationally. Students may receive up to $4500. Application deadline is April 1st.

The Annette Cravens Fund for Visual Arts (Summer)

The Fund is established to support students seeking direct contact with works of art and material culture to complement their academic and professional goals.  Cravens Internships are funded summer internships with the intention to offer students the opportunity to explore careers in the visual arts and gain valuable experience in museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, community centers, and similar cultural venues. Eligible students who have secured a visual arts internship will receive a $3,500 stipend.

Recent internship placements included: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, White Columns, the International Print Center of New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Redleaf Fund for internships in specific nonprofit organizations (Summer)

Ten students who receive an internship at participating nonprofit organizations will be eligible to receive a $4,500 stipend. Participating organizations will be confirmed by the end of the fall semester.  Previous organizations included:

The Beth Block Foundation

In honor of Beth’s formative experiences as an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College, the Beth Block Foundation, in conjunction with the Sarah Lawrence College’s Visual Arts Program is offering a $2,000.00 stipend to an undergraduate student who is undertaking a summer internship in fine art and/or documentary photography. Application deadline is May 1st.

Summer Science Externships/The Suzanne Salter Arkin Science Endowment

The Suzanne Salter Arkin Science Endowment is established to attract outstanding science students to the College who want to study science with the individual approach for which Sarah Lawrence is famous. The Endowment will support students participating in Summer Science Externships at major laboratories, hospitals, educational and research institutions, and companies in the New York area and beyond. Externs are selected by competitive application from the most advanced participants in the College's on-campus Summer Science Research Program or similar program, and must be serious in their desire to make science their life’s work. Following a successful externship, students may have the opportunity to continue their scientific work throughout the academic year. Accepted students will receive a $4,000 stipend which will support them during this opportunity for meaningful undergraduate research. Acceptance will be need-, sex-, and ethnicity-blind.

For more information regarding this Externship funding, please contact Dress Cressman, Department of Biology at

Summer in the City Internship Program

Students with an internship in the tri-state area can apply to live on campus for free throughout the summer months. Limited spots available. Preference is given to students on need-based financial aid and those who live outside the tri-state area.