Offer a Winter Term Internship

Winter Term presents an opportunity for you to share your expertise with a current student and help them learn more about your career field.  

Winter Term internships provide students with realistic exposure to career fields that interest them. 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.

Organization Benefits

  • Host an eager assistant to help with projects
  • Share information about the 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

How to Post a Winter Term Internship

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to the academic calendar, the timing and process for sharing Winter Term opportunities in 2020-21 is still under review. Please continue checking back for more information.

Fair Labor Standards for Internships

If you are offering an internship with a "for-profit" organization in the private sector, and have questions about how the Fair Labor Standards Act applies to interns, please download the U.S. Department of Labor's fact sheet: Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act . Additional information is available through the U.S. Department of Labor.