William and Mary art history major Laura Conte had never visited the Portrait Gallery prior to being selected for an intern position, but really appreciated the idea of using art to tell a story. She was excited by an opportunity to intern at the NPG because it combined both art and history in telling stories about great Americans.
Tucked inside the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University is an office where a handful of individuals dedicate themselves to a practice called “social entrepreneurship”—using small businesses to improve the standard of living in developing countries around the world.
Chemistry majors – get paid to research nanoparticles in Australia. Research interns will participate in the International Visiting Student Traineeship Program at the Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia. The 6 month internships may start any time from April 2012.
The National Security Archive is seeking an intern to work on its Cuba Documentation Project for the spring 2012 semester in Washington, DC. The internship entails researching U.S.-Cuban relations and filing requests for declassification of documents pertaining to Cuba.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh human services major Rebecca Krummel has been able to gain experience creating and implementing the “Girls Granting Initiative,” an innovative grant program giving high school girls the power to award thousands of dollars to a program they believe will improve the lives of peers.
Bates economics major David Longdon spent the summer as a leadership intern with Lots to Gardens, a youth-focused organization in Lewiston, Maine that uses sustainable urban agriculture to create access to fresh food.
Pepperdine’s Alexandra Mogan was responsible for organizing, describing, and creating a finding aid for the Charles Marowitz collection of the Malibu Stage Company. Marowitz, a well-known writer, director, and entrepreneur, is also the co-founder of the Malibu Stage Company. The collection Mogan processed includes Marowitz’s files from the period he served as Artistic Director of the company from 1990 to 2002.
Prior to his internship with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Seton Hall’s Anton Heldmann did not realize the great lengths government takes to ensure that firms are complying with federal securities laws, nor the resources that were available. He learned a great deal about the financial industry, as well as the role of the agency in ensuring its stability.
Helping Niagara University students earn some extra pocket change wasn’t Laura Brownlie’s top priority when she conceived the first-ever Student Culture Expo nor, she admits, was providing her peers with a creative outlet. As the CAM’s public relations and involvement intern, Brownlie’s primary motive for creating the event was simply to get students into the museum.
Penn students — if you are looking to intern or volunteer abroad this summer or after graduation, check out the opportunities posted on PennLink by over 60 organizations. The international projects range from consulting to engineering to health care.