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.
Meghan Callahan, a junior at High Point University, recently found a unique way to use her art major to benefit local terminally ill children thanks to an internship with Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem.
William & Mary’s Frank “Beau” Wright was selected to intern at the White House this fall in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which, he explained, “serves as a door to the White House for state, local, and tribal officials.”
Northeastern’s Geneva Cegelis, an NPR listener as a kid, now works there as an intern with the graphic design department and NPR’s internal newsmagazine “Intern Edition.” Cegelis beat out hundreds of applicants to earn her internship at NPR, which runs from September through the end of the December.
You can’t go home again, someone said, but at least it turns out you can intern there. When Alisha Nystrom, a University of the Ozarks theatre major from Bentonville, wanted to do a summer internship at the end of her freshman year, she did not follow the usual route.
Arcadia’s Ashley Gast spent the summer and fall investigating white collar crime, attending hearings, learning the ins-and-outs of the government and on one occasion swapping stories with a special agent at the firing range. That’s because before classes let out in May, she landed an internship with the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of the Inspector General in Philadelphia.
Here’s a career few people even know exists: biosecurity. But it’s the career goal that Oregon’s Teresa Chan is pursuing after interning at the UN, where her duties included analysis and report writing for think tanks and the opportunity to personally meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.