Class of 1972 Internship Program

The Class of 1972 Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the areas of public service and public policy, and encourages them to engage in innovative projects that address significant issues in society and link knowledge and structural change within society.

Weiwei Lu ’23

Weiwei Lu working remotely.

Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA This summer, I interned at Pittsfield Public Schools as a curriculum development intern working on knowledge-building resource sets for the fifth grade. The core of our work this summer was to address the national education crisis—what we call the “knowledge gap”—by adding nuance and supplemental… Continue reading »

Hannah Bae ’24

Hannah Bae in a virtual meeting.

Council of Korean Americans, Washington, D.C. This past summer, I served as the membership and marketing intern with the Council of Korean Americans (CKA). CKA is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that has the primary mission of building up the national voice and influence of the Korean American… Continue reading »

Samantha Luna ’24

Samantha Luna with the LO team.

Legal Outreach, Long Island City, NY This summer, I worked as a college access intern at Legal Outreach (LO), a nonprofit organization that serves first-generation, low-income students entering high school in New York City. Using several programs with law-based curriculums, LO helps its students apply to competitive colleges and succeed… Continue reading »

Grayson Brooks ’25

Grayson Brooks with Aaron Finder '17, member of the Williams Club Board.

The Williams Club, New York, NY Throughout the summer, I worked at the Williams Club of New York as the marketing and membership intern. The Williams Club provides Williams students, faculty, alumni and those of our affiliate schools an opportunity to build a collegiate community after or away from college. Continue reading »

Max Mallett ’23.5

Photo of Max Mallett.

Hoosac Valley Regional School District, Cheshire, MA I spent this summer interning with Kristen Palatt, the director of curriculum, instruction and professional development at the Hoosac Valley Regional School District (HVRSD). HVRSD is a PK-12 district in western Massachusetts with approximately 1,000 students. The high school competes with two other… Continue reading »

Kristel Hasani ’23

Kristel Hasani taking notes in a meeting.

United Nations Association Albania, Albania This summer I had the opportunity to intern at the United Nations Association Albania (UNAA), a civil society organization dedicated to promoting the values of the United Nations, mobilizing the Albanian society for peace and a sustainable future and empowering Albanian youth. The organization was… Continue reading »

Ari Quasney ’25

Ari Quasney setting up for an event.

Camp Lions of Illinois for Blind and Deaf Youth, DeKalb, IL Camp Lions of Illinois for Blind and Deaf Youth is a nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life for state residents through medical and community services that meet vision and hearing needs. The camp is guided by its… Continue reading »

Hikaru Wakeel Hayakawa ’24

Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Williamstown, MA Also known as the Mohican Nation, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community is a federally recognized tribe whose homelands comprise the Hudson River and Housatonic River Valleys. Williams College is located on Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s Mohican homelands and the Historic Preservation Office, where I interned, protects… Continue reading »

Jayden Jogwe ’24

Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Williamstown, MA Last year I took two American Studies courses and I had the opportunity to learn more about Indigenous issues. With the knowledge that I gained from these classes, I knew I wanted to take part in decolonial efforts; and interning remotely at… Continue reading »

Mafoudia Keita ’24

Berkshire NAACP, Pittsfield, MA This summer I had the amazing opportunity of interning with the Berkshire NAACP Race Relations and Legal Redress Committees and help solve an issue in a community so close yet so different from Williamstown. With the help of my internship advisor, Shirley Edgerton, I was able… Continue reading »