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. 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:

  • Anonymous Content
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Bust Magazine
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Christies Auction House
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • eBay
  • Esquire Magazine, Hearst Corporation
  • Folio Literary
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Harper Collins Publishing
  • Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
  • HBO
  • Laird and Partners
  • Legal Aid Society
  • March of Dimes
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Miramax Film
  • MoMA
  • MTV Networks
  • Museum of Natural History
  • My Sister’s Place
  • NBCUniversal
  • NeuroFocus, Inc.
  • New Line Cinema
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • NY Presbyterian Hospital
  • P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
  • Penguin USA
  • Poet’s House
  • Protozoa Pictures
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Random House Publishing
  • Showtime
  • Simon & Schuster
  • The  International Center of Photography
  • The New Yorker
  • The Overlook Press
  • The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
  • VICE Magazine
  • Vogue Magazine
  • Warner Music

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 $4,000 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

Internship Travel Stipend

The Internship Travel Stipend Fund has been established to provide travel assistance to students who are participating in unpaid internships during the academic year. Eligible students can receive a $350 travel stipend to help offset commuting costs. Students can apply for the stipend through the Office of Career Services.

Travel Stipend Collage

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.

Summer in the City Internship Program

Students with an internship in the tri-state area can apply to live on campus for free and participate in career related programming/workshops throughout the summer months. This professional development program provides an immersive experience to prepare students for life after Sarah Lawrence.

Featured Intern Profiles

Mallory Craig-Karim '15Mallory Craig-Karim ‘15

Spring 2015 internship with the Coalition for International Criminal Court

“Primarily, I engage in outreach efforts for the Coalition for the International Court’s (CICC) regional team. Such efforts include increasing ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in collaboration with civil society, governments, and the media; attending and reporting on United Nations member meetings; monitoring developments on the ICC, including contacting non-governmental organizations, government officials, academics, parliamentarians, and media who are working on the ICC in relevant regions; and writing articles and briefs on current political events that affect the ICC.”

Madlyn McArn ‘15Madlyn McArn ‘15

Fall 2014 internship with Cosmopolitan Magazine

“I am a fashion intern at Cosmopolitan Magazine in the fashion and accessory closet. My responsibilities include sending, receiving, and merchandising samples. A large portion of this internship is closet maintenance and correspondence with PR firms to achieve the perfect balance of products within the closet space. Some other fun things I get to do are assisting editors with day-to-day tasks, including mood boards, fashion week preparation, and photo sorting.”

Allison Rosenthal ‘15Allison Rosenthal ‘15

Fall 2014 internship with the American Museum of Natural History

“At my internship in the library conservation lab at the American Museum of Natural History, I work on damaged books and other items from the collection that are in need of treatment. This can include making protective enclosures for books, encapsulating brittle pages in mylar, and rebinding stapled pamphlets. My favorite part about this internship is the relaxed environment - the conservators and I all chat and listen to the radio as we work on our projects. I would advise other interns to get to know your supervisors and to ask questions! I learned a ton about what it takes to become a book conservator by asking my supervisors how they got there.”

Rebecca Alpert ‘15Rebecca Alpert ‘15

Fall 2014 internship with Christie’s Auction

“As an intern in Christie's antiquities department, my job is to help the specialists prepare for our December sale. I help them research the provenance of items, making sure the items were procured through safe and legal channels. I take photographs of items and send them to experts for second opinions, I make photocopies and spreadsheets, and I help keep the office organized. Recently, I have been able to catalogue some items myself! This helps the specialists make sure everything is catalogued by their upcoming deadline, and it gives me a chance to do some independent research on the property. My favorite part about interning with Christie's is being able to handle ancient art. My first day in the office, one of the specialists handed me a small Greek vase and told me to bring it to our warehouse. I was moved to be holding something so ancient and delicate in my bare hands. Now every time a new item comes in, I like to go to the warehouse and get to know it.”

Aaron Lindenberg ‘15Aaron Lindenberg ‘15

Spring 2015 internship with SpinMedia’s Stereogum

“I'm currently working as an editorial intern at Stereogum. I write short articles about new music releases, fact-check and copyedit longer pieces, transcribe interviews, and work with the site's WordPress and Twitter accounts. One of my favorite things about interning is that I get to publish original content on a site that gets tons of views on a daily basis. I also learn a LOT about different artists and musical movements when I'm copyediting pieces. The advice I would give to a student looking to intern is to be humble and know your skills! You'll get a position with a company you love. (I had been reading Stereogum for years before getting hired there!)”

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