Career Center Announcements

2015 PFIG Recipient Sarah Dugan

Career Administrator

Journal Entry #1

This summer, I am working as a Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation (WASH) intern with the Uganda Village Project. The Uganda Village Project is a non-profit organization based in Iganga Town, Uganda, but it works with communities throughout the district. The goal of UVP is to utilize local knowledge and mobilize community-...

2015 PFIG Recipient Jendayi Johnson

Career Administrator

Journal Entry #1: First Week Jitters

 This summer, I will be spending my summer interning with the Virginia Institute of Autism in Charlottesville with children ranging from 7 to 13 years of age. The Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) was established in the winter of 1996. VIA provides specialized education for students with autism...

2015 PFIG Recipient Grace Finely

Career Administrator

Journal Entry #1

 I am about to start my second week at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy (AEI). Last week was a whirlwind of meeting my co-workers and supervisors, diving straight into research, and having some AEI fun. I am interning with Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist and demographer at AEI. He currently...

2015 PFIG Recipient Carly Taylor

Career Administrator

Journal Entry #1

On June 8, I stepped into the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters as the intern in the Africa Bureau office of the Assistant Administrator. Armed with New Employee Orientation training under my belt, I felt both nervous and ready to take on anything. Above all, I felt confident that the...

Superhero Internship

Career Administrator

Nestled between Zuzu’s flower shop and an earthy cafe in Brooklyn is The Superhero Supply Company, a store that claims to prepare aspiring superheroes for the task of taking care of the world’s dilemmas. The inspiration behind all the superhero regalia is my internship at 826NYC, an educational non-profit that focuses on strengthening children’...

2015 PFIG Recipient Eunice Kim

Career Administrator

Journal Entry #1

After hours of reading official documents, watching Microsoft Excel tutorials, and deciphering massive spreadsheets of data on teacher training, I completed my first week of working at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) main office. I work in the Office of Teaching and Learning, and my project is focused on...

2015 PFIG Award Winners

Career Administrator

We are proud and excited to announce the 2015 winners of the Parents Fund Internship Grant.








2014 PFIG Recipient Karina Payerhin

Career Administrator

Karina Payerhin
College of Arts & Sciences
Biology
2016 Graduation Year

Internship: The Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, VA.

Notes on the first week

I just completed my first week at the Wildlife Center of Virginia and it has been a wonderful adventure so far. The Center,...

2014 PFIG Recipient Sarah Hill

Career Administrator

Sarah Hill
Engineering
Systems Engineering
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: The Prince's Regeneration Trust in London, England.

Notes on the first week

This summer I am one of three interns at the Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT). PRT is one of nineteen charities founded by HRH Prince...

2014 PFIG Recipient Matt Gandolfo

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Matt Gandolfo
College of Arts & Sciences
Foreign Affairs & East Asian Studies
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: US Department of State,Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs, US Embassy in Beijing, China

Notes on the first week

This past week, I began my internship with the US...

2014 PFIG Recipient Matt Dorritie

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Matt Dorritie
Batten
Public Policy & Leadership
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: US Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration, NY Division in New York, NY 

Notes on the first week

This summer, I am interning with the Drug Enforcement Administration in New York City.  I am...

2014 PFIG Recipient Laura Szczyrba

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Laura Szczyrba
College of Arts & Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Spanish
2016 Graduation Year

Internship: Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary (RWS) in Schuyler, VA.

Notes on the first week

After my first week interning at Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary, I find myself scanning various areas...

2014 PFIG Recipient Sam Roberts

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Sam Roberts
College of Arts & Sciences
Environmental Science
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: The Wildlife Conservation Society in Bozeman, MT.

Notes on the First Week

My first week working in Montana was an absolute blast and has me excited for what’s in store for the rest of the...

2014 PFIG Recipient Will Cadigan

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Will Cadigan
College of Arts & Sciences
Government Major
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: Village Capital in Washington, DC.

Notes on the first week

My work with Village Capital has been incredibly rewarding, taking me from coffee shops to conferences while allowing me to hone a variety...

2014 PFIG Recipient Kristen Inglese

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Kristen Inglese
College of Arts & Sciences
English & Global Development Studies
2016 Graduation Year

Internship: The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, CA.

Notes on the first week

The outside of the drying shed has started to pale. Its wooden structure is peeling and ashen, yet...

2014 PFIG Recipient Christine ElDabh

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Christine ElDabh
College of Arts & Sciences
Global Development Studies & Foreign Affairs
2016 Graduation Year

Internship: Discovery House in Alfanar, London

Notes on the First Week

I’ve loved my time at Alfanar and can already say that I’ve learned so much about the world of...

2014 PFIG Recipient Carly Spraggins

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Carly Spraggins
College of Arts & Sciences
Government & Media Studies
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: Children's Defense Fund in Washington, DC.

Notes on the First Week

This summer I have the incredible opportunity of working with the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) as a...

2014 PFIG Recipient Rachel Bender

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Rachel Bender
College of Arts & Sciences
French Major
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in France

Notes on the first week

“I hope this imposing and heavy door will open for me,” I thought as I stood outside 17 Place des Terreaux, with the Musée des Beaux-Arts...

2014 PFIG Recipient Sarah Hooper

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Sarah Hooper
College of Arts & Sciences
Biology & Music
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: International Bird Rescue in San Pedro, CA.

Notes on the first week

It is only the first week and I am having such a great time already! On May 19th I began an internship with International Bird...

2014 PFIG Recipient Meg Gould

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Meg Gould
College of Arts & Sciences
Global Development Studies & French
2015 Graduation Year

Internship: US Department of Justice, US Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.

Notes on the First Week

Homicide: the word, written across the front of my orange...

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