On average, 65% of Hollins students have at least one internship during their four years. Internships take our students all over the country, from hospitals to newsrooms, from museums to government agencies, and from movie studios to law firms. Hollins students have interned with The London Times and Miramax Films; with ABC News; with the U.S. Senate, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Many students seek help in finding internships from Hollins' Career Center.
Hollins places such importance on internships because they help our students test out careers in the workplace. They also help students in finding a job after graduation. Interns tend to receive more job offers and higher salaries than graduates who have not had work experience. On average within one year of graduation, 68% of Hollins graduates are employed, and 30% attend graduate or professional school.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for an exceptional slate of competitive internships offered by alumnae in various fields. These internships carry academic credit, and each offers a stipend of $300. In many cases housing is provided. The competitive program available to first-year students offers a range of opportunities in Roanoke. View students talking about their competitive internships. »
Kelsey Kriz '12 is working in PR and customer relations for US Cosmeceutechs LLC, an anti-aging skincare company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. She was told that the only reason she was considered for the first interview was because of her internship at Estée Lauder, sponsored by Alexandra C. Trower '86, executive vice president for global communications.
|Kelsey DeForest '13 has completed five internships during her time at Hollins. Her internships include: a Senate campaign, the Virginia House of Delegates, for Hollins as a fundraiser, the Miss Virginia Organization, and a women’s rights political organization.|
|Wei Luo '13, an international studies major from China, interned the summer after her junior year with with Estee Lauder, where Alexandra Trower '86 is executive vice president for global communications. Alexandra praised Wei's public speaking skills and her insights into the Chinese market.|
|Carolyn Pace '13 spent her Short Term 2012 at MSNBC in Washington, D.C. Her supervisors were Chris Matthews, host of Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Chris Matthews Show and Ann Klenk, senior producer. During the J-term she gained insight on what it takes to produce a live television show. Read more »|
|Hossai Rahimpur '13 was one of eight Hollins students who interned at UBS Financial Services in New York in January 2012. As part of the competitive internship awards program, this internship was sponsored by Holly Hendrix '75, Senior Vice President, Investments at UBS.
In addition to Hossai, the following students also interned at UBS: Keslie Gonzales '13, Catherine Hensly '14, Anqi Liu '12, Ashlee Tanayila Oliver '13, Caitlin Shipe '13, Ankur Thapa '13, My (Ashley) Tran '13.