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Bringing Excellence into the Field

Honors College students are academically talented, highly motivated achievers who have been immersed in an enriching environment at Mason. Northern Virginia and D.C.-area businesses and organizations won't find a better hiring pool when looking for interns, and those who collaborate with the Honors College to employ and educate our students will gain a valuable resource.

Benefits to Partners

Honors College students present research at a poster session at the Fairfax Campus

Honors College students' internships enable our students to gain work experience while providing employers with high achievers.

Community partners help cultivate prospective new employees from our pool of talented students.

Our students:

  • Communicate clearly, both when speaking and writing.
  • Are proficient in digital, audiovisual and other media
  • Read and think analytically.
  • Are comfortable listening to and exchanging ideas with those who have different perspectives.
  • Collaborate and work in teams.
  • Identify pending issues and pro-actively seek solutions.

Partners' roles

Honors College student Suzy Hewitt gains an out of this world experience through her internship in the Explainers Program at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum

Honors College student Suzy Hewitt had an internship with the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Partners who employ our interns commit to acting as mentors.

Internships should be enhanced and enriching. Our expectation is that clerical work will be limited to no more than one-third of any intern's duties. The focus should be on long-term analytical and problem-driven projects.

Students who participate in semester- and year-long internships are typically paid for their work. If you don't have the resources to support paid interns, we can work with you on a short-term program.

Where Our Students Have Had Internships

Honors College students find internships at the most esteemed organizations in their fields, including:

Adobe NASA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Amazon  National Down Syndrome Society U.S. Food and Drug Administration
American Red Cross U.S. Department of Justice U.S. Geological Survey
The Asia Foundation U.S. Department of Transportation  Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum