Curating Partnerships for Meaningful Experiences

18 February 2022
Jamila Siddiqui
Jamila Siddiqui, Program Director for Employer Relations

In addition to supporting your student’s career success from a developmental perspective, the Career Center also curates experiential learning opportunities for students. We selectively partner with organizations to offer meaningful work for Carleton students during school (namely through externships and internships) and in those exciting first steps beyond their bachelor’s degree. To broaden our range of opportunities available to students through the Career Center, we are seeking additional partnerships in the following areas:

  • Sustainability, especially alternative energy
  • Minority-owned businesses and start-ups
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Political leadership and advocacy
  • Big tech
  • Journalism, media, and publishing
  • Visual and performing arts, design, and cinema/film

Prospective partners may find it helpful to know that, through donations to Carleton, we are able to provide a generous monetary stipend to students for unpaid or under-paid summer internships that:

  • Provide opportunities for the student to learn in a setting off-campus
  • Have clear and attainable learning goals for the intern
  • Engage the intern in “good employee” skill building, professional networking, reflection, and growth
  • Involve a high level of direct supervision, training, and mentoring by the internship host
  • Last 6+ weeks and involve at least 240 hours of internship experience

Know of partnerships we should explore? The recruiting team at the Carleton Career Center welcomes referrals and connections at