Albion’s Zane Havens recently completed a 2½-month internship with the Bureau of Land Management’s field office in Grand Junction, Colo., where he took measurements of stream discharge and looked for springs in the desert. While he’s unsure of his ultimate career path, Havens credited the internship for providing one of the most educational summers of his life, adding that he would be eager to work for the government again if the opportunity arose.
“The office responds to the wide variety of letters that the President receives,” says Lafayette’s Danielle Hartl, “from private citizens and civic organizations to elected officials.” In addition to her duties, she also participates in various seminars conducted by members of the administration and White House staff.
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.
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.
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.