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2011 PFIG Recipient Lauren Agyekum

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Lauren Agyekum
School of Nursing
Nursing Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Ghana Health Service

Notes on the first week

I have been fortunate enough to secure an internship position with the Ghana Health Service – Family Health Division this summer for 8 weeks in Accra, Ghana. The...

2011 PFIG Recipient Alex Kent

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Alex Kent
College of Arts & Sciences
Government and American Politics Major
2013 Graduation Year

Internship: Woodstock Chamber of Commerce

Notes on the first week

Walking into the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce on my first day probably should have been more overwhelming. It was a brand...

2011 PFIG Recipient Logan Gates

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Logan Gates
College of Arts & Sciences
Political and Social Thought and Religious Studies Major
2013 Graduation Year

Internship: ORPHANetwork

Notes on the first week

5:33 AM. I wasn’t expecting any jetlag travelling to a country nearly due south from Virginia – but between exotic bird...

2011 PFIG Recipient Natalie Affinito

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Natalie Affinito
College of Arts & Sciences
Political Philosophy, Policy & Law (PPL) Major
2013 Graduation Year

Internship: Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, PA

Notes on the first week

I am now a little more than one week into my summer internship and I could not be more...

2011 PFIG Recipient Kate Jarosik

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Kate Jarosik
College of Arts & Sciences
Foreign Affairs Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: International Action

Notes on the first week

A very small non-profit based in the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC, International Action’s mission is large – providing the people of...

2011 PFIG Recipient Sydney Kastner

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Sydney Kastner
College of Arts & Sciences
Sociology Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: American Enterprise

Notes on the first week

This summer, I am one of two interns in the Development department at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, DC....

2011 PFIG Recipient Jacquelyn Desch

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Jacquelyn Desch
College of Arts & Sciences
English & American Studies Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Court of Common Pleas, Delaware

Notes on the first week

I finished up my finals on the thirteenth of May and had smartly planned ahead, giving myself a week by the pool...

2011 PFIG Recipient Stephanie Fontana

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Stephanie Fontana
College of Arts & Scienes
Goverment & Foreign Affairs Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Amnesty International

Notes on the first week

My first week at Amnesty International has been fantastic. I am the Women’s Advocacy intern at Amnesty’s Washington D.C....

2011 PFIG Recipient Rowan Sprague

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Rowan Sprague
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering Major
2013 Graduation Year

Internship: Morven Farm

This summer I will be working at Morven Farms as a farm intern and researcher. Morven Farms was owned by John Kluge, and he donated this estate to UVA on the...

2011 PFIG Recipient Judith Yang

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Judith Yang
School of Architecture
Urban and Environmental Planning Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Morven Kitchen Project

Notes on the first week

The sun beats down on my neck. Gnats swarm in my face, seizing every opportunity to test and pester me. There is a stillness in the air,...

2011 PFIG Recipient Kim Howard

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Kim Howard
College of Arts & Sciences
Economics and Psychology Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences

Notes on the first week

“Sorry we couldn’t get you a window” my supervisor says as I laugh at my unnecessarily large office....

2011 PFIG Recipient Kelly Anderson

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Kelly Anderson
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Biomedical Engineering Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: National Science Foundation

Notes on the first week

I’m a biomedical engineer and this summer I’m working at the National Science Foundation (NSF). I’m working in the...

2011 PFIG Recipient Elspeth Missel

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Elspeth Missel
College of Arts & Sciences
Foreign Affairs Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: REACH

Notes on the first week

It is hard to believe that those months of planning and anticipation are now behind me, and I have at last begun my internship with REACH Organization in Rwanda...

2010 PFIG Recipient Gregg Forse

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Gregg Forse
College of Arts & Sciences
History Major
2011 Graduation Year

Internship: Pittsburgh Hilltop Alliance

Notes on the first week

Last week, I began working for the Pittsburgh Hilltop Alliance, an umbrella organization that brings together various smaller community organizations...

2010 PFIG Recipient Kevin Klembczyk

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Kevin Klembczyk
School of Engineering and Applied Science and College of Arts & Sciences
Biomedical Engineering and Economics Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Engineering World Health

Notes on the first week

For the next two months I will be participating in the Engineering World...

2010 PFIG Recipient Danielle Murashige

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Danielle Murashige
College of Arts & Sciences
Human Biology Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Drylands Natural Resources Center in Charlottesville

Notes on the first week

Like much of the rest of the world, the population growth in Africa is such that it is placing great strain on...

2010 PFIG Recipient Melissa Bender

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Melissa Bender
College of Arts & Sciences
Foreign Affairs Major
2011 Graduation Year

Internship: The Global Environment Facility

Notes on the first week

My internship with the Communications Department of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) started a week later than those of my...

2010 PFIG Recipient Ned Burns

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Ned Burns
College of Arts & Sciences
Undeclared Major
2011 Graduation Year

Internship: Counterpart International

Notes on the first week

This summer, I’m interning for Counterpart International. Counterpart International is an American NGO that currently operates in 25 countries all...

2010 PFIG Recipient Kristen Gardner

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Kristen Gardner
College of Arts & Sciences
Foreign Affairs Major
2012 Graduation Year

Internship: Bureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs

Notes on the first week

My name is Kristen Gardner and I currently intern for the U.S. Department of State in Lima, Peru. I specifically work in the...

2010 PFIG Recipient Heather Hankley

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Heather Hankley
College of Arts & Sciences
Cognitive Science and French Major
2011 Graduation Year

Internship: Enrichment Alliance of VA

Notes on the first week

During my first full week interning for the Enrichment Alliance, I worked as a facilitator at a nature-inspired art camp...

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