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...
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: Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF)

CCPA Summer Series 2018: Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF)

By Sarah Svetec This summer I am working in the role of a research/data analyst, which might not be the first thing you would think a pre-medicine student would pursue as a summer internship. My summer internship, sponsored by the Whitehead Internship Program, is at the Health Care Improvement Foundation. I sought out this opportunity because I wanted to broaden my perspective on health care in order to contribute to my efforts to hopefully become a well-rounded physician one day. The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that works to facilitate the collaboration of major health care stakeholders in order to improve the quality, transparency, consistency and affordability of health care. HCIF has two main branches, one focusing on population health and the other on clinical improvement. At HCIF I do most of my work with a Haverford alum, Bret Marlowe, who works with everything data-related on three main projects. I assist Bret as well as other team members with project design, data analysis, report writing, website development and event organization for these projects. The three projects I work on include the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance, which is an initiative of HCIF that brings together hospitals, physicians, and health plans to improve quality of care and publicly report health care performance, CPR Ready, a Philadelphia area campaign to increase bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival rates, and finally, the Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative, a quality improvement initiative that brings urology practices together in a physician-led, data-sharing collaborative aimed at advancing the quality of diagnosis and care for men with prostate cancer. One of...
CCPA Summer Series 2018: MKThink

CCPA Summer Series 2018: MKThink

By Kate Silber ’20 I’m not sure I’ve ever introduced myself as a Growth and Structure of Cities major and Visual Studies minor at a liberal arts college without some kind of self-deprecating comment about how my studies are the epitome of interdisciplinary and therefore perfect for an indecisive person like me. But while I joke about my inability to choose a more clear-cut path, I think choosing Cities and Visual Studies has been one of the smartest decisions I’ve made. The business that interests me, that of spaces, places, and the people in them, is anything but clear-cut with all of the layers of experience, context, and stakeholders involved. I’m interested in a career in architecture or something related to it. Even having that general direction has been a long time coming for me. That’s why I’m so excited to have the opportunity to be interning at MKThink as part of the Whitehead Internship Program this summer. MKThink is a small, San Francisco-based firm offering services in “Architecture, Strategic Consulting, and Applied Innovation to create intelligent places.” A small firm with such a focus on comprehensive solutions to problems related to the built environment has been a perfect place for me to interact with a team of interdisciplinary professionals in my field and get a taste of what their work is like. MKThink’s office is located in an historic roundhouse (where trains used to turn around) across the street from the piers that line the San Francisco Bay. It’s an open space that invites collaboration; people are organized across the stylishly refurbished, arc-shaped space with architects on one...