Brett Axner '11
(Franklin Award Recipient)
Major: Business Administration
Internship: Sokolin Wine Merchants, Bridgehampton, NY
The Magellan Project and the Franklin Internship Award provided me with a tremendous opportunity. I was able to participate in an internship with Sokolin Wine Merchants. I cannot put a price on the experiences I had, the things I learned, and the connections I made. Researching fabulous wines and generating purchase orders were just a couple of my daily assignments. Any W&J student who does not take advantage of the Magellan Project is missing out. The possibilities are endless!
Want to spend the summer with the National Park Services, intern on Capitol Hill, or with the World Wildlife Federation (for example) but don't have the money to entirely fund your internship?
Criteria for Eligibility:
• Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors who are returning to W&J for at least one academic semester
• Good academic standing (GPA 2.5+)
• Internship may be paid or unpaid
• Internship may be for credit or non-credit, but Magellan funding cannot be used to cover tuition expenses
• All majors are eligible to apply
Candidates will need to:
• Complete a two-part application. Part I will include basic questions about student’s background and a brief outline of internship intentions (e.g. “I want to intern for a congressional representative.”). Part I must be filed by October 25, 2013. Applications will be available on the Magellan website
• Candidates with submitted Part I applications are expected to work with Career Services to strengthen their internship candidacy.
• Part II of the application will need to be filed once an internship is secured, but no later than April 30.
• Part II will include:
Evidence of an internship offer (email, letter or other confirmation from employer).
Internship program proposal. This includes an internship position description plus a self-designed independent project that you will complete during your internship. You will be expected to present the results of this project to the W&J community when you return.
Essay on personal or professional goals and how this internship opportunity will further those goals.
Projected budget with supporting documentation
An interview with the Magellan Committee. This will be scheduled upon receipt of Part II of the application.
There will be several workshops offered to prepare for the Part II applications.
• To learn more about previous Internship Award recipients, visit Intriguing Internships.
• Schedule an appointment with Career Services to discuss strategies for sourcing internships. Some options include: the W&J CCN, Western PA Job & Internship Fair (sponsored by WestPACS), faculty advisors, target employers’ websites, and your personal network.