Carleton College recently announced that it would develop a new internship program aimed at fostering social change.
The Robert E. Will ’50 Endowed Internship Fund in Social Entrepreneurship was created at the behest of two donors, Eric and Mimi Carlson, both of whom are graduates of the class of 1966. The fund will bankroll 8 to 10 domestic or international internships per year, with up to $5,000 for each student in the program.
Each endowment will cover students' living expenses, which will allow them to accept unpaid internships in fields like clean energy, agriculture, environment engineering, health care, economics, mobile commerce, financing, and transportation. The goal is to "provide field experiences at organizations that allow for the exploration of for-profit solutions to problems at a grassroots level, which is at the heart of social entrepreneurship."
The new internship program honors Professor Emeritus Bob Will, a current Northfield resident who taught at Carleton from 1957 to 1993.