CCPA Internship Series: Shift Capital

CCPA Internship Series: Shift Capital

Daniel Paredes ‘22 Funding Source: Whitehead Internship Program “We are real estate developers who do things differently.” Hello! My name is Daniel Paredes ‘22. and this summer, I worked remotely interning with Shift Capital through the Whitehead Internship Program. Shift Capital is a real estate firm in Philadelphia that dedicates themselves to the mission of long-term self-sufficiency, safety, prosperity, and quality of life for underserved residents in the Kensington neighborhood. Shift actively battles against negative effects of gentrification: displacement, unemployment, and inter-generational poverty through thoughtful real estate development and other measurable social and economic impacts. Last year, I worked at my hometown’s park conservancy as a summer intern. Since then, I’ve grown an interest in seeing firsthand how working with community and property can result in economic development and sustainability. This being said, working with Shift Capital this summer sounded like a perfect fit for my next endeavor. I have been working under Bob Kupsch, the director of property management. I had the pleasure of meeting the property management team in person earlier this year after my interview, but in light of the pandemic, my internship had to be conducted online. At the very start of my internship, I was given my own credentials to log into AppFolio, professional property management software, to view and access Shift Capital’s entire real estate portfolio. As someone who has never signed a lease, let alone know what a REIT is, I was excited to familiarize myself with the inner workings of the real estate industry as close to the ground level as one can virtually be. Although my internship is being conducted...
Summer Work for International Students

Summer Work for International Students

By Claire (Chenyu) Wang 2020 Summer is coming (it’s not that far)! Have you started thinking where you wanna be over the summer? Want to work on campus next summer? Or even get funding from Bi-Co?   College Sponsored Internships To view the table in a Google Doc, click here. International students (F-1) applying for College-Sponsored Funding to intern at an organization in the U.S. must meet with Denise Allison very early in the intern application process in order to apply for the required F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students who have not spoken to Denise Allison by the week of February 18 will not be eligible to receive the college funding.   On-Campus Jobs These are the departments at Haverford that offered summer jobs last year. The list might vary this year depending on the need of the department. The hiring will be posted around March on the part-time board. So look out for it!   Advancement Services Alumni Relations CCPA College Communications Conferences and Events Deans Office Facilities Management IITS, ProDesk The Athletic Department The Bookstore The Institutional Advancement/Individual Giving The Libraries Summer Housing For an application, reach out to hcasummerhousing@haverford.edu. You will first move to Gummere for a week and then to your designated HCA housing. Fees are based on the type of your apartment. Check out more here. Gummere Housing May 19, 2020 5 p.m. until May 25, 2020 8 a.m. HCA Move-in Saturday, May 25, 2020 and Sunday, May 26, 2020 Apartments will be ready for move-in: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. both days. Please note that keys will not be available at Campus Safety after hours. HCA Occupancy Dates...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: DLL

CCPA Summer Series 2019: DLL

By Charlie Russ Hello! My name is Charlie Russ and I am a rising senior, political science major, and Men’s lacrosse player. This summer I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at DLL. I was placed into the project management department with Matt Jennings, where I would be helping DLL roll-out their new operations system called MOSAIC. Going into it, I was nervous because I knew I would be working closely with computer developers, something I knew absolutely nothing about! However, these concerns were swiftly quelled by my supportive coworkers who were always eager to help me. Right off the bat, I was tasked with solving a critical problem in their line of communication between developers and business support. I had complete freedom to create my own solution. This was very empowering for me as an intern because not only did my supervisors entrust me with a significant problem, they also let me be creative and independent in my approach. In a nutshell, I built a new system for reporting upcoming functionality in MOSAIC to business support. This report allowed our development team to more efficiently solve production problems for business support as well as inform business support and clients of upcoming functionality being delivered. This enabled DLL to deliver more functionality faster to our customers. During this project, I built upon the communication and writing skills I have been honing at Haverford. Additionally, this project greatly enhanced my Excel skills, and I also learned how to use SalesForce. These hard technical skills are things that will definitely be useful to me in the future, and I’m elated to...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: HealthPoint

CCPA Summer Series 2019: HealthPoint

By Harika Dabbara This summer I am working at HealthPoint through the Jaharis Primary Care Pre-Medical Internship. HealthPoint is a non-profit community health center geared towards providing healthcare to all members of the community with an emphasis on providing care to underserved communities in the area. As a pre-med student interested in community health, and having learned about various social determinants of health in my classes at Haverford, I wanted to spend the summer gaining firsthand experience of how these factors affect patients in a medical setting. I was particularly interested in working at HealthPoint because of their emphasis on providing holistic care. Their approach to health care goes beyond addressing biomedical factors affecting a patients’ health, but also addresses the unique social, cultural and behavioral factors that play a role in health outcomes. Patients are encouraged to work with providers outside of their primary care provider to help address arrive at a diagnosis. Visits often involve a nutritionist and behavioral health specialist in addition to the primary care provider, to help patients create a care plan considering the various factors that affect their health. In addition to providing holistic care to their patients, HealthPoint strives to make care accessible to the community by helping patients cover their medical costs through obtaining the proper health insurance as well as enrolling in various public and private aid programs. I think that these measures are critical to providing proper care to all patients and was really excited to become a part of an organization that values supporting patients on beyond the biomedical factors affecting them. On a day to day basis, I...
CCPA Summer Series 2019: The Philadelphia Citizen

CCPA Summer Series 2019: The Philadelphia Citizen

By Elizabeth Warner This summer I had the privilege of interning for The Philadelphia Citizen. The Citizen is an online media organization that focuses on providing both deeply reported, solutions based journalism, and civically minded events for the community. I am the Civic Impact, Events, and Programming Intern that focuses on the civically minded events. This summer we had many events which included a conversation between Ali Velshi and Richard Vague, and a happy hour networking event for women in Philly. A big project that I worked on is a day-long festival called Ideas We Should Steal. The festival focuses on highlighting good ideas working in other cities, that we should bring to Philly. I worked on finding people to invite for panels and TED style talks. The event will be on December 10th and I am excited to continue working on the event through the school year. I was also able to write stories for The Citizen. We publish a weekly article called, “Do Something” where we highlight cool things happening in Philly for our readers. That was a fun way to research events and explore the city in the summer. For my other articles, I was able to interview interesting people doing good things in the city. Some articles I worked on featured a Philly couple that runs a summer camp for kids that do not thrive in traditional camp settings, another article focused on an Iranian immigrant that sells art in Reading Terminal Market. The Citizen focuses on solutions journalism that provides agency to community members and works to highlight problems in our community, while still...