Posts Tagged ‘Internship’

#CrusaderIntern: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

April 10th, 2017 by eklamm

Name: Elizabeth Buckley ’18
Organization: Brigham and Women’s hospital for the Genomes2People Research Program

What were you up to this past summer?

This past summer I am interned at Brigham and Women’s hospital for the Genomes2People Research Program. Genomes2People is a group that performs various clinical trial projects based around the risks and benefits that sequencing genomes for risk of illness will have on people. The project I have been working most closely with is the BabySeq Project. Genome sequencing is used to show the risk of various illnesses that a baby may have up to adulthood. The risks and benefits of knowing this uncertain information is studied among parents and pediatricians to better understand whether widespread genome sequencing should be used in the near future, for purposes such as personalized medicine.

I helped the research assistants with various tasks, such as updating online patient databases as well as editing and revising consent forms that are subsequently sent to be reviewed before being approved for use in the trial.

What was your favorite part?

I really enjoyed the opportunity to work in a job based around biology and academia. It has definitely opened my eyes to the type of work I can expect post graduation if I enter this field. I have also been able to decide whether working in a clinical trial program is what I would like to do in the future. There are many different jobs available in the lab setting, such as genetic counselor, research assistant, etc. I have been able to observe and help with various projects in each of these departments.

What surprised you?

I was surprised when I started working here that clinical research is so different from research in an actual lab. The group is small and everyone works in the same office space so everyone contributes to each overall project. Overall, I had a great experience with G2P and enjoyed the opportunity to experience working on such an interesting project and topic.

#CrusaderIntern: KCSA Strategic Communications

March 8th, 2017 by eklamm

Catherine Greene ’17
KCSA Strategic Communications

What were you up to this past summer?
As an intern at KCSA, I split my time working on two accounts. One of the biggest parts of my internship is research. From researching press release coverage, to potential contacts for clients, and a wide variety of statistics that our clients utilize, I spent a good amount of my day reading. In addition to this, it is safe to say that I spent an equal amount of time writing briefing books and outreach emails for clients. Many days I will have two or three meetings, listening in on conference calls with clients and other PR firms, as well as participating in brainstorming sessions.

What was your favorite part?
Having the opportunity to intern at a well-regarded communications firm is something that I am very grateful for. I was exposed to many commonly-used PR tools such as Gorkana and Factiva, and worked with account directors and high-up executives. I love the fact that I get to go into work everyday knowing that I will be doing something different for two different accounts, and leaving with a sense of accomplishment.

What surprised you?
Something that surprised me the most was the prevalence of Excel in the public relations industry. While it is not used for computing, it is used as a means of organization and as a way to present information to clients. I met with a man that worked at Google here in New York and he told me that if there is one thing I can enter the workplace with is proficiency in Excel. I would definitely say that this is true and I would recommend to all students seeking internships that they have somewhat of a capacity for Excel.

State Department Internship stipend

October 13th, 2011 by amurphy

Are you applying for the summer 2012 State Department Internship?  If so, and you are selected to intern in London, Paris or the Office of the Secretary in Washington, you are eligible to apply for a $5,000 fellowship to cover your summer expenses!

Paid Advertising Internship – NY, NY

January 27th, 2011 by amurphy

Allen Rosenshine Minority Education & Training (MET) Fund

This fund awards internships to minorities, women and individuals protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to encourage the pursuit of careers in advertising.

There have been over 200 MET Fund recipients since the program’s inception in 2000.  At this time, we are accepting applications for internships for the summer of 2011.  Interns receive a stipend in the amount of $4,000 for the 10-week internship.

To apply, students must:

  • Be a first-year, sophomore or junior student
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or greater
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Complete application form
  • Submit two original signed letters of recommendation
  • Submit a copy of most recent transcript
  • Write a minimum 250-word essay explaining why you want to be in advertising

Deadline: March 11, 2011. The recipients will be selected and contacted by the end of March.

Completed applications and all required material should be mailed to:

Attn: Keith Marchisotto, Human Resources
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10019