Reminder: College Sponsored Internships Deadlines

Reminder: College Sponsored Internships Deadlines

Did you know that Haverford has a variety of funding opportunities to help support summer internships? The following funding sources are meant for self-designed internships. This means that you will need to have found and secured your own summer opportunity in order to apply for or receive funding.  If you have or are in the process of securing a summer position in journalism, communications, direct care with people with neurological impairments, public interest projects, or one that is located abroad, you may be eligible for the following grants and funds! Apply by March 18th to be considered!  Andrew Silk Summer Journalism Internship The Andrew D. Silk 1975 Memorial Fund, established in 1982 by family and friends of Andrew D. Silk of the Class of 1975, provides a summer internship to a Haverford or Bryn Mawr student interested in pursuing a career in print or journalism. Deborah Lafer-Scher International Internship This funding provides a summer stipend of $2,500 to assist with living and travel expenses associated with pursuing a relevant international experience outside the United States and preferably outside the North America Hemisphere. Gertrude Albert Heller Memorial Grant The Gertrude Heller Endowment Fund is an internship fund established by Martin Heller of the Class of 1954 used to encourage students to work with the neurologically impaired in direct care efforts. Smart Family Internship Grant The Smart Family Internship grant provides one summer internship to a Haverford student interested in pursuing a career in communications, for up to $3,500. Summer Serve Summer Serve provides a summer stipend between $2,000-3,500 to a current sophomore and junior involved in public interest projects in the Philadelphia...
The Whitehead Internship Program – Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Whitehead Internship Program – Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! The Whitehead Internship Program Fund was established to encourage Haverford students to engage in a summer work experience related to entrepreneurial endeavors, small business enterprise, venture capital or investment finance activities. The intent is to provide stipends and appropriate living expenses, if necessary, for summer experiences for which students might not otherwise receive the funding. Details can be found here. Please download or print out these procedures, and follow them carefully. Both College Partners and Self-Design require an orientation, resume, unofficial transcript, and essay. Please attend one of the following REQUIRED Information Sessions: December 5, 2018: 6:00pm January 23, 2019: 6:00pm January 30, 3019: 12:00pm Qwajarik Sims at Shift Capital Sarah Svetec during her summer at the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) Kendall Robison ’20 with Matthew Jennings ‘99 at DLL (De Lage Landen) during her summer there. Sarah Kay and Benjamin Field at Cantor Fitzgerald, Equity Capital Markets, New York NY Austin Huber on Alcatraz Island with the San Francisco skyline in the background.   Deadline: February 4, 2019 Applicants must follow a 3-step process that includes requesting a letter of recommendation, filling out the required application, and applying directly to the organizations through Handshake. 2019 Whitehead Internship Partners  Ardmore Initiative, Ardmore, PA: economic & community development DLL De Lage Landen – Phoenix Program, Wayne, PA: finance Econsult Solutions, Philadelphia, PA: economic consulting The Education Outcome Consortium (EOC), New York, NY or Portland, ME: start-up, talent acquisition Engagious, New York, NY: entrepreneurial, effective business communications HPED Haverford Partnership for Economic Development, Havertown, PA: economic & community development MAXSA Innovations, Fairfax Station, VA: entrepreneurial, innovation safety products MKThink, San Francisco, CA: enterprising innovation Shift Capital, Philadelphia, PA: real estate, finance,...
Haverford College Class of 2018 Watson Fellows (and this year’s info session!)

Haverford College Class of 2018 Watson Fellows (and this year’s info session!)

Photo: 2018 Watson Fellows Owen Janson (in a mushroom hat) and Tosin Alliyu. Photo by Patrick Montero.  In honor of our Watson Fellowship Info Session tonight, we are sharing this post from last March announcing the 2018 Watson Fellows from Haverford College, Tosin Alliyu and Owen Janson. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please join us tonight, Dec. 5, at 7 pm in the Faculty Room of the DC, immediately following the Whitehead Info Session at 6 pm!   Two Seniors Earn Watson Fellowships By Rebecca Raber  |  March 29, 2018  |  Original Post Here   Tosin Alliyu and Owen Janson will spend next year traveling the world in pursuit of independent research projects cultivated on an international scale thanks to $30,000 awards. Two members of the Class of 2018, Tosin Alliyu and Owen Janson, have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships, which fund a year of independent exploration and international travel for newly graduated college students. Alliyu and Janson are among the 40 awardees in the 50th class of Watson Fellows selected from a highly competitive pool of 152 national finalists. Watson Fellows come from 40 private liberal arts colleges and universities and receive $30,000 to subsidize an independent project undertaken during 12 months of travel outside the United States. Alliyu, a computer science major with a concentration in peace, justice, and human rights, will spend next year traveling to Singapore, Spain, South Africa, and Dubai for her project, “Design and Human-Centered Products Across Cultures.” This project was inspired by her time studying abroad in South Korea, where they are building “smart cities”—urban areas that use different types of electronic data collection...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: Philadelphia Outward Bound School

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Philadelphia Outward Bound School

By Opal Bednarik This summer, I had an internship at Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS). Outward Bound is a global non-profit that’s mission is to “change lives through challenge and discovery” by taking students on expeditions in the backcountry. At POBS, the majority of our courses consist of backpacking and canoeing in the Delaware Water Gap. POBS also runs day programming which includes team building initiatives and high ropes elements. As I was beginning my summer internship search during the spring semester, I generated a list of qualities I wanted in a job; I wanted to work outside, work with students, be challenged by something new, and work in Philadelphia. I love the outdoors, camping and backpacking, so Outward Bound was a perfect fit. As a student in the bi-co education program, I was also very interested in learning about experiential education methods. The summer started with a seven-day canoe trip with all of the new interns. The idea of this trip was to provide the interns with the Outward Bound student experience, bond as an intern cohort, and learn about Outward Bound’s values, history, and mission. When we left the river and returned to base, I felt very energized and excited about the summer. After staff travel, the daily work of the internship was extremely diverse–days were spent at the office supporting crews as they prepared to go into the field or at the ropes course facilitating day programming. One highlight was a week-long logistics trip where we helped crews resupply gear and food, shuttled vehicles, and supported rock climbing days. My summer internship will end with a backpacking course in the Delaware...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: North Philly STEAM Hub

CCPA Summer Series 2018: North Philly STEAM Hub

By Stephanie Lukez The North Philly Peace Park is located in Sharswood, a neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Though the area is one that is commonly associated with poverty, crime, violence, and disinvestment, the corner of North 25th and Jefferson Streets is home to a vibrant green lot, most usually hosting a handful of people. The lot lies on the corner of two streets and is surrounded by affordable housing units. The property itself has garden beds, brightly painted tires, and most notably lacks a high fence around the property. This is where I have spent weekends of this summer collaborating with the Peace Park to lead the North Philly STEAM Hub. An initiative that I founded this year with the help of Haverford College, the Peace Park, the Liberal Arts in the Workplace Grant, and the generous help of many outside consultants. STEAM is a relatively new acronym that has been introduced to the academic world in the past couple of years, but an acronym that carries great importance in the development of the children of this generation. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. It is more or less the next progression of STEM. By including arts the field becomes more accessible to younger students who can explore the quantitative and scientific worlds with a larger sense of imagination. The North Philly STEAM Hub’s goal is to bring STEAM projects, free of charge, to an area that otherwise wouldn’t have access to them over the summer months. Through working on individual and group projects, kids can explore STEAM, as well as realize what they can achieve...