In 2013, Jay Tucker, an alumnus, and a member of the Franklin Board of Trustees conceived the Global Internship Program. Every year through 2016, a review board selects five highly qualified academic students to work directly with the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations to leverage the university’s alumni and parent network. If selected for an internship, Tucker Fellows are awarded a 2,000 CHF scholarship to go towards costs associated with achieving an internship.

Internship Recipients

Tucker Fellows applicants must have a 3.2 Cumulative GPA. Each applicant will be reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff and alumni members and selected in a competitive application process. Once selected, Fellows will work in collaboration with the Director of Career Services and the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, to find internship opportunities around the world in their preferred field of interest. Upon the completion of their internship as long as all requirements have been met, Fellows will receive a $2,500 award.

Internship Providers

The Global Internship program relies on Franklin’s expansive global alumni and parent network to help students find internships that fit with their future professional goals. Though no internships are guaranteed to the student, the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations works directly with Tucker Fellows to help put them in contact with alumni and parents who have internship opportunities in their workplace.

Internship Guidelines

  • While flexible and remote internships are allowed, generally students are looking to intern during the months of May- August.
  • Internships can be paid or unpaid
  • Upon completion of the internship, students must give a reflection presentation to talk about what they learned and gained from the experience.

Do you have an internship that you think would be a great fit for Franklin student? Please fill out our Tucker Fellows Global Internship Opportunity Form.

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