Office of Alumni Engagement

Winter Term Internships

Winter term (the month of January) presents an opportunity for you to share your expertise with a current student and help him/her learn more about your career field. Winter-term internships are designed to provide students with realistic exposure to occupational fields in which they are interested. Alumni offer a majority of our winter-term internships, but we also welcome internship offers from parents of Oberlin students, employers, and other friends of the college.

Interested in offering a winter-term internship but unsure of where to start? Review the related webpages for a better understanding of the internship process and the information needed to post an internship. Assistance is available if you would like guidance on how to draft an internship description, what types of responsibilities/projects would be fitting for a one-month internship, and how to interview and select an intern once you have received your applications.

Alumni/Organization Benefits

  • Receive an eager assistant to help out with projects for a month
  • An opportunity for you to share information about your profession and provide career mentoring to an Oberlin student

Student Benefits

  • A firsthand look at what it's really like to work in your field
  • The opportunity to apply their liberal arts skills in a real-world environment
  • Information to help them in their career decision-making
  • Experience to strengthen their future job and internship applications

Winter Term Housing

This year, the Alumni Office is supporting inquiries for 2018 Winter Term Housing. If you would like to be added to the list of alumni who have signed up to host a Winter Term student, please email 

Visit the Career Development Center for more information.