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2016 PFIG Recipient Grant Schwab

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2016 PFIG Recipient Grant Schwab

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Hi everyone!

My name is Grant Schwab and I just finished my first week interning at a nonprofit called the Local Food Hub in Ivy, VA. The Local Food Hub (LFH) is a food distributor similar to others popping up across the country as the civic impetus for local food grows. At the core of its operations, LFH...

2016 PFIG Recipient Katherine Hitchcock

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2016 PFIG Recipient Katherine Hitchcock

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Last week, I seemed to have two "first days" starting off my summer internship at the U.S. Department of State. I began with a general orientation with 60 other interns joining the State Department for the summer. Even though there were so many of us starting at the first orientation date, we would all separate the...

2016 PFIG Recipient Madison DeLuca

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2016 PFIG Recipient Madison DeLuca

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            This summer, I am working as an undergraduate intern for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice in Washington, D.C. The Office for Access to Justice (ATJ) promotes policies that encourage equal access to justice, regardless of wealth or status. To do this, ATJ partners with federal...

2016 PFIG Recipient Morgan Tyree

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2016 PFIG Recipient Morgan Tyree

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Great Expectations has easily lived up to its name. On the first day in the office, I was introduced to all of the community college advising staff and the individuals I am working alongside. One of the advisors asked if I had brought along my tennis shoes, and I quickly realized why. I am continually on the move:...

2016 PFIG Recipient Benjamin Webel

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2016 PFIG Recipient Benjamin Webel

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So, I'll cut right to the chase - this summer, I'm working up in New York City at a nonprofit organization named Open Hands Legal Services. Our main goal is to serve the homeless and the oppressed of the city by providing them not only with genuinely compassionate attorneys, but also with free legal aid. More often...

2016 PFIG Recipient Jean Salac

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2016 PFIG Recipient Jean Salac

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This summer, I’m interning at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate. Together with my mentor, Jan Cuny, the Program Director of Computing Education, and her team of fellows, we will be shaping the President’s new Computer Science (CS) for All...

2016 PFIG Recipient Elise Mollica

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2016 PFIG Recipient Elise Mollica

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It has only been one week and Peace Corps already has me thinking about the rest of my life. When I started my first day, the thing that was most remarkable to me was how much every employee cares about the mission here. The agency offers an opportunity for "motivated changemakers" to go abroad and to use health,...

2016 PFIG Recipient Callie Johnson

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2016 PFIG Recipient Callie Johnson

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“This is the Capitol South stop. Doors open left side,” the metro conductor said. The metal doors whooshed open. Rushing with the rest of the masses, with their suits freshly pressed, earbuds tucked away, and newspapers in hand, I was soon off to my first day as an intern for the United States Senate Finance Committee’...

2016 PFIG Recipient Arden Johnson

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2016 PFIG Recipient Arden Johnson

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This summer I have the opportunity of working in Nashville, Tennessee at the Oasis Center in their Emergency Shelter. Being from Houston, I have never been in Nashville for more than a weekend at a time. This is also my first real internship relating to my psychology major (and career path of choice) so I finding...

2016 PFIG Recipient Vendarryl Jenkins

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2016 PFIG Recipient Vendarryl Jenkins

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When I begin to look back on the past 10 weeks that I have spent interning at the Department of Justice, I can only reflect on how fortunate I was. I was given an opportunity through my Parent’s Grant funding to participate in public service, specifically, securing the fundamental pillar to American society, justice...

2016 PFIG Recipient Rebecca Eichmann

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2016 PFIG Recipient Rebecca Eichmann

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This summer I’m interning with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)—think sad, Sarah McLaughlin, watery eyed puppy commercials. However, I’m not working for their brilliant PR team but rather their equally brilliant Government Relations team in Washington D.C. So far, this internship...

2016 PFIG Recipient Colby Dickinson

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2016 PFIG Recipient Colby Dickinson

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WHEW!  Well this marks the end of my first week teaching at Summerbridge San Francisco and my oh my has it been a whirlwind in the best way possible.  First off, I want to acknowledge that while I have always had so much respect for educators and the people who taught and inspired me throughout my schooling, I have an...

2016 PFIG Recipient Laura Cross

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2016 PFIG Recipient Laura Cross

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Wow I only started a few days ago but it’s already been quite busy! Over these first few days I have spent my time learning more about climate policy in Virginia and at the national level. My work has two primary components. The first is doing research and education about climate policy. The second (and more...

2016 PFIG Recipient Elissa Boghosian

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2016 PFIG Recipient Elissa Boghosian

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During the 2016 spring semester, I studied post-genocide peacebuilding and reconstruction in Rwanda. This summer, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to return to Rwanda as an intern for the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG). Under the mandate of the Rwandan Government, CNLG operates...

2016 PFIG Award Winners

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We are proud and excited to announce the 2016 winners of the Parents Committee Internship Grant.








2008 PFIG Recipient Genevieve Heckel

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Genevieve Heckel
College of Arts & Sciences
Linguistics
2010 Graduation Year

Internship: Proyecto Azteca in San Juan, TX

After a wonderful week of helping the construction workers of Proyecto Azteca on my Alternative Spring Break trip, I realized that I wanted to spend my summer in the Rio...

2008 PFIG Recipient Kimberly Everett

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Kimberly Everett 
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Biomedical & Systems Engineering 
2009 Graduation Year

Internship: Emergency Care Coordination Center, DHHS in Washington, DC.

This summer I am working in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR),...

2008 PFIG Recipient Tyler Duke

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Tyler Duke 
College of Arts & Sciences 
Undeclared 
2010 Graduation Year

Internship: US Dept of Defense in Washington, DC.

I began my internship at the United States Department of Defense this week – an opportunity which I have been looking forward to for months. I am working directly in the...

2008 PFIG Recipient Margaret Cox

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Margaret Cox
College of Arts & Sciences
Spanish
2009 Graduation Year

Internship: The Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, VA.

This summer, I am working specifically with the Immigrant Advocacy Program for the Legal Aid Justice Center here in Charlottesville, using my knowledge of Spanish...

2008 PFIG Recipient Leigh Corbitt

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Leigh Corbitt 
College of Arts & Sciences
Biology 
2009 Graduation Year

Internship: Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, WA.

Notes on the first week

After getting off to a slightly chaotic start resulting from schedule conflicts and the director of interns being out of town, I officially began my internship...

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