SPARC-Sponsored Internship Grants

SPARC awards grants to assist students with the costs of doing an unpaid or underpaid internship. 

Smith-Barr Internship Award

This award was established to honor two individuals: David E. Smith, professor emeritus of English and American Studies and one of Hampshire's founding faculty members, and Iris Barr, the beloved aunt of a Hampshire alum, who had significant experience supervising and mentoring college interns at her company. These funds are intended to support a student who is participating in an internship working with Native American communities in Alaska, or with an organization whose focus is on the environment or on indigenous communities in the U.S. or the developing world. The internship must be related to the student's academic work and career interests.

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Charley Richardson 70F Project and Internship Grant

This award, established by his classmates, friends, and family, honors the memory and example of Charley Richardson, a member of the first class of Hampshire College students. Funding supports students doing a project, internship, or other work in direct collaboration with community members, related to community organizing and the building of social justice movements.

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Tom Joslin Internship Award

The Tom Joslin Internship Award was established in memory of faculty member and documentary filmmaker Tom Joslin, who taught at Hampshire from 1977 to 1980. This award supports students doing internships in film, video, television, screenwriting, and digital performance art.

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