by David Blosser '19
Representing everything from global tech companies and world health corporations to local courthouses and media outlets, Dickinsonians presented their summer internship experiences at the eighth annual Internship Showcase.
Held in the HUB Social Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20, the Internship Showcase is a casual event where Dickinson students share their internship experiences with the college community, discussing how they utilized their liberal-arts education to tackle real-world issues. According to Amity Fox, associate dean of academic advising and director of the internship program, 69 students presented during this year’s showcase.
While interning at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C., Mychal Herber ’19 (political science) learned that exploring different departments provided her with a greater understanding of the international relations field. “It was really great to learn about different areas of foreign relations from behind the scenes, and how the U.S. and Israel fit into these scenarios," she said. "My internship at the Embassy of Israel really opened my eyes to the broader arena of IR, and I’m excited for what’s next.”
Outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Greyson Wyatt ’19 (English) seized a chance to put his writing and editing skills to the test at Peachtree Publishers Ltd., an independently owned trade book publisher specializing in children’s literature. “My role involved getting to know what the company wanted and then reading through slush submissions to find character and meaning behind the words,” he said. “It was a great experience.”
After gaining experience in both lab and clinical-based research at the Boston University School of Medicine, Haeji Chung ’19 (neuroscience) discovered that a career in health care lies in her future. “I was always interested in becoming a neurosurgeon, but I wasn’t sure what the job actually looked like,” Chung said. “But that’s why this internship was so invaluable to me—I now know that I definitely want to pursue this field after college.”
Published September 24, 2018