Employer Guidelines for Sponsoring a Golz Summer Internship

A generous gift of Ronald Golz, a Bowdoin alumnus, in honor of his father, Alfred E. Golz, makes funds available to support summer internships for history majors or minors. 

Awards:  Award amounts will be adjusted depending upon the employer’s ability to provide partial remuneration, with the combined total not to exceed $3,000.  

Requirements:  Sponsoring organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Project or assignments must involve a significant and substantive learning component that enables the student to apply the skill, methods and content learned in our courses through direct service with a business, museum, archive, governmental agency or non-profit organization.  Employers must provide a letter of commitment stating their willingness to participate in this program and outlining expected internship responsibilities and opportunities for professional growth for the student.
  • Internships require a minimum of 250 hours during the summer break.  This can be 25 hours/week for 10 weeks; or part-time at fewer hours per week, but spread over a longer period, as long as the total hours reach a minimum of 250 hours.  No internship may exceed 40 hours per week to comply with wage and hour laws.

Selection Process: Once the employer has provided a letter of commitment to a Bowdoin student, the student will submit an application for review by the History Department. The department will make awards to students who best meet the goals of the Golz internship program. 

Timeline: Student applications are due to the History Department at Bowdoin College by March 31. Awards will be announced to students by April 17. Regretfully, there are students who may have to withdraw from their prospective internships at your organization if they are not awarded funding. We thank you for your willingness to participate in the application process.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the application process:

Rebecca Banks, Academic Coordinator

History Department, Bowdoin College

9900 College Station

Brunswick, ME 04011



Sponsoring Organization Information:  Letter of Commitment.

Please attach as a separate document.  The letter should be written on the organization’s letterhead and signed by either the Executive Director or individual who will be supervising the student.  The title of the individual should be included.  The letter should briefly state the organization’s mission, outline preliminary internship responsibilities and the organization’s willingness to participate in this program.

Please provide the following:

Name of organization

Mailing address or organization:



Phone number:

Email address:


Can the organization provide a cost share and what level?