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Summer in Williamstown
So you're thinking about summering in Williamstown
It seems that many scoff at the idea of spending any more time in this rural haven than is absolutely necessary, but summers in williamstown can actually be quite enjoyable. The school itself offers a variety of lucrative employment positions and there is plenty to do in the surrounding area as well.
Jobs at Williams
A large percentage of the students who stay in williams for the summer are employed through various academic departments doing research for their theses, although working on campus doesn't exactly require a such a project. Many departments will provide housing but no meal plan or perhaps the other way around, housing is generally around 35$ per week and meals in packages of 10 and 14. Inquire to the department of your major for summer job opportunities, usually to get the job you must stay here for most of the summer.
Non-Williams jobs in the surrounding area
Mass Moca, various non-profits in North Adams and Williamstown, Tanglewood, Peace Valley Farm, and Overland Adventures all provide summer employment or internships. For many of these you'll need a bus pass or a car, the bus is reasonable and quick for North Adams. This is by no means an exhaustive list, the OCC probably has much more information.