Women’s Professional Development Summer Internship Program Launches

The program’s mission is to develop female emerging leaders and empower them to advance professionally.  

Woman at computer in libraryManhattan College’s Office of Career Pathways has launched a women’s professional development summer internship program, known as W.I.S.E. (Women Inspiring Successful Enterprise). The program was funded through a gif?ch=Save-Data&auto=formatt made by Jim Boyle ’61.

The mission of the program is to develop female emerging leaders and empower them to advance professionally. Through a competitive internship opportunity and guided reflections, trainings, and collaborative projects, women will be prepared to hold professional positions at the highest levels.

If chosen for the program, students will live in Manhattan College residence halls over the course of the program and be placed in paid internships that reflect their career interests and goals. Each internship site has a formal partnerships agreement with the Office of Career Pathways and will provide an educational experience that aligns with the mission of the program.

While participating in their internship, students also will attend mandatory, weekly enrichment sessions, focused on professional development areas and topics in leadership. A professional women’s symposium will be organized for the entire campus community, and selected participants will present on various professional topics at the event.

For more information on W.I.S.E., interested students can learn more, or contact Rachel Cirelli in the Office of Career Pathways at rcirelli01@manhattan.edu.

By Pete McHugh