Internships, Study Abroad, Leadership, and Research

Photo of Brittany "Bree" Aarons

Brittany “Bree” Aarons, from Jamaica, interned at the National Dance Institute in New York City. (Photo by Michael Falco)

At Hollins, we prepare young women to be trailblazers through access to in-field learning opportunities supported by your academic work.


Internships help you expand your professional network in cities like D.C., New York City, Atlanta, and Raleigh, to name a few. As many as 75% of Hollins students complete internships every year and for-credit opportunities are guaranteed for every qualified student. Whether you are interested in anything from business to biology, you’ll find plenty of opportunities.


With an average class size of 11 students, you’ll be working closely alongside faculty members on assignments and research projects. Our newly renovated Dana Science Center provides students access to brand new laboratories in biology, chemistry, and psychology. Students gain undergraduate research experience in multiple ways including the Hollins Science Seminar where you can showcase your work, completing a thesis or final project in their senior year, and January term opportunities.

Study Abroad

You may be here from across the globe, but we want to support you in continuing to grow your international knowledge and understanding. Hollins students have the opportunity to participate in more than 20 affiliated study abroad programs. And if you’re a science major, you can get hands-on experience in environmentally sensitive areas around the world through our field studies programs. 

Hollins applies your study abroad credits to financial aid and graduation requirements. Listen to why having an abroad opportunity can enrich your experience at Hollins.


Looking for a way to distinguish your application for business school, medical school or vet school after your time at Hollins? Our Batten Leadership Institute equips students with practical skills, while growing their self-confidence. Undergraduate classes in BLI teach students how to understand and navigate feedback, conflict, and negotiation. Students may choose to take only one or two classes, or pursue a certificate in leadership studies to complement their major. Learn more about BLI, and consider what your future may hold as a leader at Hollins.