Internships and Funding

CXD helps students secure and afford opportunities that build valuable professional experience.

Employers rank internship experience first when asked what they look for in job candidates. That emphasis on hands-on experience raises the stakes for summer employment and raises expectations for how Bowdoin sends its graduates into the world.

CXD answers this call by helping students identify and secure critically important skill-building internships, and by removing the financial barriers that might stand in the way of being able to pursue them.


CXD uses this fast and powerful recruiting platform for connecting students with employers—and for connecting alumni with qualified candidates. Students can find more than 4,000 internships on Handshake in every sector.

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Funded Internship Program

First-, second-, and third-year students who secure an unpaid internship can apply for a grant. Students can pursue internships in any field.

Funded Internship Program Details

Additional Summer Programs

There are many ways to get experience over the summer. In addition to partnering with CXD to secure internships at outside organizations, Bowdoin students can apply for funding and internship opportunities through other departments on campus, including:

Student Fellowships and Research

  • Summer Fellowships

Environmental Studies Fellowships

  • Maine-Based Fellowships
  • Sustainability and Environmental Justice Fellowship
  • Cooke Environmental Research Fellowship

McKeen Center Fellowships

  • BPS Maine Government Fellowships
  • Maine Community Fellowship
  • Global Citizens Fellowship
  • Denning Summer Fellowship
  • Bowdoin Public Service Fellowships

Departmental Fellowships

Nearly every academic department on campus funds summer fellowships for students. Check out your department’s website for information on opportunities you can apply for. This list of Undergraduate Development Prizes also details fellowships and internships available through departments.
For more information about funding and fellowship advice, please contact the Center for Cocurricular Opportunities.

Student Employment

The Student Employment Office hires students to work on campus throughout the year, including in the summer.