Internship Experience: Why Money Isn’t Everything

Pepperdine’s Jesse Elrod recently took the time to blog about his experience as a summer intern in Ecuador. During my (internship) search I began to realize that that my performance is highest when I enjoy my work. Since I am most interested in non-governmental and public sector organizations, it only made sense that I would look for an internship in one of these sectors. I am especially interested in a career in international development and public health.

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Internship Experience: From Internship to Fellowship

When Johns Hopkins’ Laura Maria Somenzi’s exhibition opens next week (read “Transforming Perceptions: The art of Zelda Fitzgerald at Evergreen”) it will also put on display the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Reserved for the most promising young scholars in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the fellowship provides research funding as well as the opportunity to work closely with top faculty and played a significant role in Laura’s exhibition.

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Internship Experience: Greentrepreneurs

Pepperdine’s Alex Brug recently blogged about his internship with Green Business BASE Camp. Before starting my internship this past Spring trimester, I had a couple different industries that I was pursuing, one of them being the green or sustainability industry. One reason for this interest was the growing rate of investment in the sustainability area. Even with the downturn in the economy, investors and companies continue to see the value in green technologies and sustainability programs.

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Turning a House into a Community

UNC’s Anita Rao profiles the founders of Oakwood Community, a residential service-oriented internship program in Durham, North Carolina. The program will provide room and board for residents, who will intern for 6-12 months at select non-profit organizations in Durham.

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