Internship FAQs

Q: Can I take a year off school to do this internship or receive academic credit through my university?

A: No, we only allow college graduates to take part in our program, and we don’t allow the program to be counted for either undergraduate or graduate credit.

Q: The posting asks me to submit three letters of recommendation as scanned attachments. Can I just send you three references instead?

A: No, we want people to take the time to vouch for you. If possible, please ask him/her to put the letter on his/her institution’s letterhead.

Q: Can my letters of recommendation be sent separately from my application? 

A: We recommend that you have all required materials to submit as a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all components are received. 

Q: The posting says to submit a work sample. What does that mean?

A: We are looking for what you have done at previous internships or jobs that you are proud of, or an assignment in college that you felt you really did well. If you are applying for the communications position, it could be a writing/reporting sample or graphic design project. With some of the other concentrations, you may have to be more creative. More than anything we want to see what separates you from the pack. Show us.

Q: I want to apply for more than one of the concentrations. What should I do?

A: Please note in your cover letter a maximum of two concentrations you would like to apply for. Please note a primary and secondary interest.

Q: After I have submitted my application, when can I expect to hear back about my status?

A: You will receive a confirmation email stating your application has been received within 24 hours of submission. Applications will be reviewed in early March. We will communicate your status via email no later than March 10.