Connecticut College has one of the most comprehensive funded internship programs in the country, providing every student an educational award of up to $3,000 for a career-related internship between students' junior and senior years. The internship is part of a four-year career preparation program that focuses on helping students connect their liberal arts majors to professional opportunities and graduate study.

The internships are at zoos and in hospitals, in high-rise office buildings in New York City and in dirt-floor huts in developing countries. In 2013, 362 rising seniors — 78 percent of the class — completed paid internships in nearly every sector and around the world. See a full list of 2013 internship host organizations.

Meet some of the students who did internships in 2013