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Career Development Center

CDC's Summer Experience Fund

Application Deadlines for 2019

Deadline to Apply for all awards:

Monday, March 25, 2019, 12:00 Noon.

The CDC Summer Experience Fund (SEF) was created to provide full-time Skidmore students an opportunity to participate in unpaid internships, volunteer, research, or community service projects over the course of the summer.

The CDC Summer Experience Fund is celebrating its 11th year of providing students with funding to be able to participate in opportunities around the world. Visit the SEF blog to learn how Skidmore College students have put this funding to great use.

SEF is made possible by the generosity of various donors of the Skidmore Community (Skidmore's Parents Council, parents, alumni, employees, and friends of the College).

Purpose of the Awards

The awards are designed to offer full-time Skidmore students an opportunity to gain the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience employers require of entry-level candidates. Since previous work experience is often listed as a requirement for job applicants, this program was created to provide students with an opportunity to gain the relevant experience and skills needed to become a competitive candidate in today's job market.

Career Counseling & Resume Critiques

The Career Development Center (CDC) is available to work with students to help find internships relevant to college majors and / or career interests. Students can either schedule an appointment on Handshake or contact the Career Development Center by calling (518) 580-5790, to schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor.

For students seeking assistance with resumes, Career Coaches are available in The Career Development Center during drop-in hours. Please call the office, (518) 580-5790, to inquire about the career coach office hours for the day.

For students studying abroad, please email the CDC at, and we would be happy to set up a Skype appointment.

If you're thinking you'd like to apply for internship funding for the summer, please take a look at where Skidmore students have interned in past years.

Information on Funding

For 2018 The Career Development Center was able to provide funding for approximately 32% of all students that applied. We are continually looking for additional ways to increase funding to ensure that more students will be able gain the relevant experience that employers look for in today’s competitive job market. What better way to help a Skidmore student?        

Anyone interested in making a donation to CDC’s Summer Experience Fund, can contact Lori Eastman, Director of Development Programs and Advancement Operations,

Acceptance of Awards

Students must submit an Internship Confirmation Form, Proof of Acceptance, Supervisor Contact Information, and W-9 Form.

Learn More

Ele Martinez '18, winner of the 2017 Megan McAdams-Rolden '08 International Community Service award, was one of 50 Skidmore students in 2017 who received funding through the Career Development Center.  To view all CDC Summer Funded Experience awards, search for "Skidmore College Career Development Center" on Handshake.