HawkForce, an 8-12-week summer internship program, is designed to expose Hawken's highly motivated college-age alumni to meaningful work experiences and potentially steer them to a future profession.  Using the Hawken community network, HawkForce seeks to engage interns in various industries while building their resume, job skills and career experience. 

HawkForce 2023 – Partnered Companies

Become a partnered company today! All you will need to do is sign up and offer an internship we can provide college-age alumni to apply to work at your company for this summer. 

We surveyed our alumni and the most desired internship fields are the following:

Software Development
Sales & Marketing
Advertising & Public Relations

Other interests include:
Computer programming
Private Equity
Investment Banking
International Relations

Sign Up Today Below!

HawkForce 2023 – Applicants
Company partners are eager to interview you for exciting real-world opportunities including, law, sales & marketing, operations, finance, entrepreneurship, energy innovation, engineering, technology, consulting, photography, non-profit, education, and more!

HawkForce job descriptions and application information will be streamlined in Hawk Link, Hawken’s new alumni networking platform. Just follow these easy steps.
  1. Login at www.hawken.edu/hawklink (or sign up if you don’t already have an account, it’s free to use)
  2. Select the Job Board section in the top navigation and filter by job type: internship
  3. Review the options and apply based on the job description
HawkForce Success Over Four Years
31 Company Partners135 Applicants 270 Applications
39 Placements -
18% College-Age Alumni Engaged

HawkForce Company Partners 2019-2022
Acera Surgical
Melanie Miquel-Courtad LLC
Advance Partners (Paychex)
Nesco Resource
Affinity Physician Network
North Coast Angel Fund
Affinity Whole Health
Ohio Real Title
Agency Inspector General
Olympic Steel
Amin, Turocy & Watson LLP
Cardinal Commerce
Prince & Izant
Cardinal Credit Union
RDL Architects
Cleveland Metroparks
Riverside Companies
Factor Finders
Round Table Learning
Selman & Company
Great Lakes Medical Research, LLC
Signature Health
Insights 2 Profit
Sterling Associates
Kabb Law Firm
Superior Beverage
Lake Erie Silver Dolphins
University Hospitals Ventures
Lintern Corporation

HawkForce Alumni Feedback

“I absolutely loved the work environment at Ohio Real Title. I know this is a great experience and helped to clarify what I want to do with my life. My advice to other HawkForce applicants is to take any opportunity available to you. “ 
Jack Kovac ’20
“I know that it is extremely uncommon to have an internship opportunity right after my first year of college and I was extremely grateful to have the opportunity to participate in one this summer. I believe this internship made my Hawken education feel more even more valuable than it already was.”
Jordan Slaughter ’20
“I didn’t want to fight for 'internship spots' at my college and knew HawkForce would help me find a more personalized experience that fit my interests.”
Jimmy Clark ’18
“I knew that HawkForce would help me find an internship that was targeted toward my interests and goals. “
Orianna Zup ’20
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