College Sponsored Internships!

College Sponsored Internships!

Today was the annual College Sponsored Internship Fair! Students who received college funding for their summer 2018 internships volunteered to join the CCPA in the DC Sunken Lounge to share their summer experience and explain what the funding application process was like for them. Recipients of funding from the KINSC, HCAH, CPGC, and the CCPA all attended, so students could learn about the diverse sources of funding available for summer internships. If you missed it, an overview of all the funding sources made available to Haverford students by the College is included below. Click here for more information on the CCPA’s website. Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) Internships 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. Primary Care Pre-Medical Internships: Provides summer stipend moneys specifically for sophomore and junior pre-medical students to work in clinical settings with underserved populations. Students find location and mentor. Smart Family Internship Grant: The Smart Family Internship grant provides one summer internship to a...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

CCPA Summer Series 2018: The Carter Center

By Elom Tettey-Tamaklo “We must accommodate changing times but cling to unchanging principles.” This summer, I worked at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia and this was one of the quotes, often mentioned by former President Jimmy Carter which characterized my work and shaped my perspective. I worked in the Conflict Resolution Department specifically on the Access to Justice in Liberia program where I worked on projects around Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and youth participation in local politics. These projects allowed me to expand my knowledge about the effects of conflict on different demographics of the society and its impact on social relations between individuals. The work of the Carter Center in Liberia and many other places involves grappling with questions of rebuilding communities in the wake of political violence and preventing a resurgence of such violence. The autonomy and opportunity given me to work on relatively large-scale projects involving external stakeholders helped me develop professionally and gave me more insight into the world of international development. Another aspect of working at the Center I enjoyed was the frequent communication and interaction with individuals in the field office in Liberia. This did not only broaden my network but exposed me to the dual perspectives of working from the headquarters and the field offices and the attendant challenges that come along with it. The depth and breadth of research work, the interesting and thought provoking conversations, the collegiality and friendships made with other intelligent and dynamic interns from all over the world made this experience truly worth it. One thing that stands out about the internship program is the...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: Saint Louis Zoo

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Saint Louis Zoo

By Claire Burdick This summer I am a research intern in the Behavior Lab at the Saint Louis Zoo. A typical day for me involves collecting data from live and video observations and analyzing data from previous projects. For each study, all of the interns have to take a series of different reliability tests to make sure that we are all collecting data in a consistent way. I start each day by scoring video for a long-term project on mother-infant interactions in several antelope species. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how antelopes in captivity interact with their offspring and how different parenting styles might affect infant outcomes. Twice a day, I head out on grounds to help collect data on the current live observation projects. We are doing a study on the zoo’s new grizzly bears, Huckleberry and Finley, observing their general behavior to see how they are spending their time and how they are using their exhibit. We use a tablet to record what each bear is doing, how close they are to each other, and where each bear is in the exhibit every minute for an hour.   Some days I head to the zoo’s primate house with another intern to observe Coquerel’s sifaka, black-handed spider monkeys, and guereza colobus to collect baseline data of general behavior for a study on how noise affects their behavior. The third live study this summer is on the chimpanzees, and we observe the three males in the group because a new male was introduced this summer. We collected data during the introduction process and are...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: LeagueSide

CCPA Summer Series 2018: LeagueSide

By Ethan Lee-Tyson I spent a bulk of this past summer as a Business Development Intern at LeagueSide, a start-up that runs marketing campaigns for brands, through local youth sports. Half of the money from each campaign goes back to the leagues involved in an effort to keep costs down and participation rates up. My responsibilities included market research, prospecting and inbound marketing, though later on in my internship, I was able to work on the sales strategy aspect of the business as well. Helping to solve the unique challenges that a start-up faces in automating certain processes and scaling its business has been a difficult, yet rewarding way to further my coursework. This is my advice to other (and future?) Fords: Find your people – LeagueSide has a heavy Venture for America (VFA) influence. The co-founders and three other members of the team are VFA fellows. Through its summer training program, VFA equips its fellows with the skills necessary to add value at the start-ups where they’re ultimately placed. It’s no coincidence that my co-workers were bright, motivated and extremely friendly. I could just as easily ask their opinion on our value proposition for a particular vertical as I could solicit their take on the new season of Westworld. If you can first determine the types of people you might enjoy working with, you can go backwards from there to find specific organizations and types of jobs/internships to target. This unique approach to a job search might help you find a good fit. It was enjoyable for me to work with enthusiastic, entrepreneurially-minded people. While it’s obviously vital...
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...