Through the Center for Global and Career Education, Earlham is able to offer Richmond Residency internship funding, which gives students the opportunity to work with non-profit organizations in the Richmond and Whitewater Valley area.

Internships that qualify for Richmond Residency funding include a range of professional opportunities in structured environments, allowing students to apply their knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world projects.

The Richmond Residency program is donor-funded and a great option for students seeking their first internship experience.


To qualify for Richmond Residency funding, you must:

  • meet all CGCE internship eligibility requirements.
  • be enrolled at Earlham college at the time of application, during the spring semester before the internship, and during the fall semester following the internship.
  • complete the EPIC 171: Foundations course prior to your summer internship.

Secure Your Internship

Before you apply for funding, you must find and secure a Richmond Residency internship.

  1. Using Handshakesearch and apply for internships labeled “Richmond Residency.” (You can filter by labels in Handshake on the left-hand side of the job posting page, or do a keyword search.)
  2. Secure an internship with Richmond Residency internship site. You will be applying directly to the organization(s) and should communicate with them regarding your application status. If you need help with this process, feel free to reach out to a Career Coach.
  3. Complete the EPIC 171: Foundations course prior to your summer internship. 

Secure Your Funding

Once you have secured an internship with an approved Richmond Residency employer you will need to submit your application for funding which will include:

  • Verification, Job Description, & Expectation Form (signed by your internship site supervisor).
  • A detailed budget spreadsheet.
  • An Internship Rationale which describes how this internship contributes to your own career discernment and development.

*Please note that funding is provided in the form of a non-service fellowship award which is considered to be taxable income.

Important Deadlines

Richmond Residency internship applications will be available in February and will remain open until filled.

Applications for funding are required to be submitted at least 30 days prior to the start of the internship.

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