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Creating Our Future: The Campaign for SKIDMORE

Career Development and Transformative Experiences

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Transitions and Transformations

Collaborative research, internships and other experiential learning opportunities help students realize their passion and potential and set them on the path successful, fulfilling careers.

Why Now?

  • Employers seek creative thinkers with practical experience who know how to achieve results.
  • Hands-on experience helps students to explore a particular career and gain relevant knowledge and skills.
  • Currently, Skidmore is only able to support 25% of students who apply for summer internship funding.
  • We want all students to have the chance to participate in at least one career-enhancing opportunity during their time here.

Campaign Goals

  • Double the number of funded summer internships
  • Increase student research opportunities
  • Expand our career preparation programs
  • Establish more artistic residencies, workshops and apprenticeships

OUR GOAL - $10 million

Last update: December, 2020

How You Can Help

  • Up to $4,999 supports the summer internship general fund, which provides paid opportunities in any field, anywhere.
  • $5,000+ names a summer internship for one student.
  • $10,000+ funds a student-faculty collaborative research grant for the summer.
  • $100,000+ names an endowed fund providing support in perpetuity for one deserving student each year.

To make a gift, please visit our website or call the Office of Advancement at 518-580-5660.