Winter Term offers a unique opportunity for Oberlin students to participate in internships. Each January, a strong network of alumni and friends of Oberlin hosts more than 100 internship opportunities in a variety of fields. Students from all class years in the Conservatory of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences are welcome to apply. The Office of Career Services coordinates and sponsors the many challenging and exciting Winter Term internships offered at sites across the country, and will make these internship postings available to students beginning in October.
Notice for First Year Students Studying on F-1 Visas:
Employment benefits (CPT) are not available until you have completed one full academic year (two semesters) of study. Unfortunately, this means that you are not eligible to apply for a Winter Term internship during your first year of study. You will, however, be eligible to apply for CPT for a summer job or internship and for Winter Term internships in future years.
Sample Winter Term Sites
Each year over 70 employers and organizations host Oberlin student interns during Winter Term. Many internship sites are in New York, Washington D.C. and California. The following is a sample list of Winter Term sites.
ACLU of Southern California
Art House Inc.
California-Asia Business Council (Cal-Asia)
Center for Biological Diversity
Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Gorman Health Group, LLC
Great Basin Outdoor School
Lansner & Kubitschek
Levine School of Music
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Metropolitan Opera Guild
National Center for Transgender Equality
New York City Bar Association
Red House Records, Inc.
Riverside Company, The
Steven McQuillin & Associates
The Striking Viking Story Pirates
The Studio Museum in Harlem