DavisConnects Opportunities

Limited funds are available from a variety of sources for eligible applicants for internships, research opportunities, Colby Faculty Led Courses, and other opportunities both domestic and abroad.


Davis Grants for Global Experiences
The Davis Grants for Global Experiences will help enable full participation in experiences abroad for all students. Davis Grants will be awarded based on students’ financial need and will ensure the College is able to encourage all of our students to pursue global experiences.

Davis Global Engagement Fellowships
Each year Colby will award Davis Global Engagement Fellowships to students who have demonstrated exceptional depth of thought and passion in their global engagement pursuits..

The David Strage ’82 International Internship
In memory of David Strage ‘82, his family and members of the Class of 1982 hope that this award will contribute to the enhancement of an international experience that integrates Colby’s liberal educational mission with career awareness.

The Medalie Family Entrepreneur Internship Fund
This fund was established by Seth Medalie ‘82 and provides a stipend of $1,000 to defray the travel and/or living expenses of one Colby student each year pursuing an unpaid internship with an entrepreneur. This is a competitive, merit-based award. Only one award will be given per year. The award is open to all majors. Internships may be completed in any professional career area but must be with a small, entrepreneurial organization or an individual.

John Roderick Fund Grants For Internships In Asia
The John Roderick Fund provides financial support to students who desire to enhance their Colby education through international research or internships in Asia. First preference will be given to students interested in Japan who also have an interest in journalism, with secondary preference given to students interested in conducting research or participating in internships in China, and tertiary preference for students interested in the countries of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia (in that order). The Roderick Fund was established in honor of Colby alumnus John Roderick’ stepson Yoshihiro Takishita and friends of John Roderick.

Leslie Dougherty Biddle ’89 And George Biddle Fund For International Service Learning, Internships, And Research
The Leslie Dougherty Biddle ‘89 and George Biddle Fund for International Service Learning, Internships, and Research, as the name implies, supports students’ participation in international service learning courses (Jan Plan or otherwise), international internships-preferably with nonprofit organizations, or in international research.

Dr. Frank J. Malinoski And Judith A. Malinoski Fund For For International Service Learning, Internships, And Research
The Malinoski Fund supports financial aid students’ participation in internship or research opportunities that foster global awareness and appreciation for the world. This award is open to students in all class years, and students in any major will be considered.

Christine Petersen ’85 Fund For International Service Learning, Internships, And Research
This fund supports students’ participation in international civic engagement opportunities (Jan Plan or otherwise), in international internships-preferably with nonprofit organization, or in international research. This award is open to all students, and students in any major are eligible.

The Hsu Endowed Internship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support students who wish to study abroad in China to provide a thorough engagement with Chinese culture, a deeper understanding of China, and a richer overall academic experience. With the goal of introducing more Colby students to China, priority will be given to students who are not or have not been residents of China. Some examples in which this fund could be used include internships with organizations in China, research opportunities in China with Colby faculty, and language acquisition programs during the January term or summer.

Julia and David Descoteaux ’91 Student Internship Fund
The Julia and David Descoteaux ‘91 Student Internship Fund was established by a gift from the Donors to support international internships for Colby students.

The Fields Fund For Internships In Japan
This Fields Fund will support one summer internship in Japan with a $4,000 stipend. This fund is not eligible for Jan Plan internships.

The Springhorn Family Endowed Research And Internship Fund
This endowed fund will support research and internship funding for Colby students with a preference for experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Koester Internship Fund
The purpose of this endowed fund is to support student internship opportunities for Colby students.

Goldman Sachs Student Internship Fund
Funds to support internship opportunities for need-based students.

The Cohen Family Student Internship Fund
Supporting student internship opportunities.

The Bozian-Overseth Family Internship Fund
The Bozian-Overseth Family Fund was established by a gift from Alison Overseth P’18, and Emily Bozian ‘18 to support student internships with a preference for students majoring in Classics or Education. If no students meet these preferences, the fund can be used to support any internship.

Class Of 2018 Internships
This fund was given by Colby Class of 2018 parents to establish an endowment for summer internships.

Doherty Family Internship Fund
This fund was gifted by Elizabeth and Adrian Doherty to support Colby and its Dare Northward Campaign to provide support for internships.

The Fairchild Internship Fund
The Fairchild Internship Fund was established by Jill Garvin and Mark E. Garvin to provide internships for Colby students with a preference for those majoring in Government, Economics, or Mathematics; or intending to pursue a career at a not-for-profit entity; or seeking internships in Boston or Washington D.C. regions; or intending to undertake similar activities in a country or countries other than the continental United States. Awards shall be made on a competitive basis.

The Getschow Family Student Internship Fund
The purpose of this fund as established by Kimberly Getschow ’85, P’17, P’22 and Gregory Getschow ‘86, P’17, P’22 is to support internship opportunities for Colby students.

The Glenn T. Reiger Internship Fund
The purpose of this fund as established by Glenn T. Reiger is to support internship opportunities for Colby students.

The Hoopes Family Endowed Fund for Universal Student Experiences
This fund is intended to support students with demonstrated financial need to undertake experiential opportunities in the fields of fine arts, museum, and government. The Donors are making this gift to Colby with the intention of contributing to the diversity of practitioners in the fields of museums and politics. The support for students made possible through this gift can take the form of a stipend and/or financial aid to offset tuition, housing, transportation, living costs, or similar expenses or to directly fund internships at other institutions. Examples include, but are not limited to: rent while interning at a museum or a government entity; living expenses for a student who stays on campus to work with the Colby Museum of Art; or travel expenses for a student traveling overseas for a Jan Plan experience with Colby faculty.

O’Brien Family Endowed Internship Fund
The purpose of this fund as established by Michael P. O’Brien is to support internship opportunities for Colby students.

The Schirmeier Internship Fund
Scott Schirmeier ‘90 and Catherine Schirmeier made this gift to the Colby Fund, which accelerates the College’s pace of progress on key initiatives, to be used to support internships for Colby students.

The Anonymous Environmental Experiences Fund
The goal of this award is to inspire Colby Environmental Studies majors to utilize their Colby education to make a lasting difference in the world. This award seeks to inspire Environmental Studies majors to develop groundbreaking and innovative internship projects/experiences that will have a lasting and positive impact on people and the planet. These experiences will include innovative research internships and applied project internships that contribute to environmental sustainability and to the student’s career development.

The Cheffo Fund
The Cheffo Fund (“the Fund”) established by a gift of one hundred thousand dollars ($150,000) from the Donor, is intended to support the DavisConnects internship program. The Cheffo Fund will primarily support internships related to organic farming in America and around the world, as well as internships in the environmental sciences. Additionally, the fund may be used to support student expenses outside of programmatic items. This can include but is not limited to travel expenses, preparatory courses for examinations such as LSAT and MCAT, essential clothing and personal gear, etc.

The Sullivan Garner Student Research Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support student research.

National Ability Center Internships
The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. These funds are made available for students pursuing internships here.

Award
Award Amount Varies
Deadline
10/29/2020