Eight Washington and Lee University students have been selected for the spring/summer 2012 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The students will participate in a variety of projects in far-flung locations in the United States and abroad. These range from the Summer Olympics in London to a human rights society in Russia; from a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Palestine to the Infectious Disease Research Institute in Washington, D.C.
The Swearer Center for Public Service received about 40 applications this year for its Howard R. Swearer International Service Fellowship, which provides up to $3,500 for students to pursue a summer internship or project abroad backed by a non-governmental organization or government agency.
Not everyone in college has their career path figured out. That’s where Pomona, a small but prestigious liberal arts school, gives students an advantage. The college, about an hour from Los Angeles, is home to two undergraduate internship programs, both of which are funded almost entirely by donations.
With more students than ever applying for the Harvard Institute of Politics’ Director’s Internship program last summer, the IOP has diversified and expanded the offerings for the 2012 cycle. The program, which places students in summer jobs at companies and organizations ranging from Politico to the Peace Corps and pays them $4,000 stipends for the work, has seen a dramatic rise in interest over the past few years.
Aditi Juneja was a firsthand witness to justice being served last summer in a New Jersey courtroom. Through an internship funded by Connecticut College, the economics major shadowed Judge Robert H. Gardner as he presided over the Superior Court of New Jersey’s criminal division.
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.
Duke University, in Durham, N.C., offers one of the best private educations that the South has to offer, but academics are not the only attractive element of this “Southern Ivy.” Prospective students will learn at an information session at the university that DukeEngage, a service internship program founded in 2007, is in fact the number one listed program that draws prospective students to Duke.