Class of 1966 Summer Opportunities Fund

The Summer Opportunities Fund was established by the Class of 1966 in celebration of their 50th Reunion. The fund provides stipends to students, with a preference to those on financial aid, to have transformative summer internships and research opportunities in both the non-profit and the for-profit worlds. Many of these student experiences are sourced by alumni themselves.

Ruth Bristol ’23

Ruth Bristol working remotely.

Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA Over the summer, I worked with Pittsfield Public Schools to assist a member school, Morningside Elementary, in developing a reference list of interdisciplinary projects for the first-grade team. This required that I become oriented to the motivations of the endeavor, including understanding the pitfalls of… Continue reading »

Noah Dinkins ’24.5

Peninsula Bridge, San Mateo, CA This summer I interned as a teaching assistant with Peninsula Bridge, a nonprofit organization based in the Bay Area. Peninsula Bridge’s mission is to help high-achieving students from marginalized communities receive a thorough education and to provide opportunities for higher learning. As a teaching assistant,… Continue reading »

z kane ’24

z kane in a virtual meeting.

WorldCare International, Boston, MA This summer I interned remotely for WorldCare International, a company located in Boston and currently headed by Ed Wiggers ’90. WorldCare partners with top hospitals and medical professionals across the U.S. to provide high-quality, specialized, second-opinion medical services that are typically included in insurance plans. Even… Continue reading »

Sarah Nelson ’23

Sarah Nelson in the classroom.

MeshEd, Brooklyn, NY This summer I worked for an edtech company called MeshEd, located in Brooklyn. MeshEd creates enrichment courses using the Project-Based Learning model, focusing on the creation of a “digital artifact” or digital portfolio by each student. Students can then use these digital artifacts or portfolios in applications… Continue reading »

Scarlet Rusch ’23

Scarlet Rusch in NYC.

By the Way Berkshires, Williamstown, MA Kate Abbott ’00 runs By the Way Berkshires, a digital magazine highlighting arts and culture in Berkshire County. She focuses on conversations, storytelling and community-building as well as the revitalization of arts in small towns throughout the county. By the Way Berkshires features stories… Continue reading »

Nick Skiera ’24

Nick Skiera with the summer team.

Winnipesaukee Muskrats, New England Collegiate Baseball League, Laconia, NH This summer I had the opportunity to work as the trackman and synergy operator for the Winnipesaukee Muskrats, a collegiate summer baseball team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). The NECBL is one of the best collegiate summer baseball… Continue reading »

Justin Zen ’24

Justin Zen working remotely.

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Switzerland This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to intern with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) as a research assistant for the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). My responsibilities included providing general editorial support and guidance,… Continue reading »

Mukund Nair ’22

Columbia World Health Organization Center for Global Mental Health, New York, NY My firsthand experiences with the treatment gap in mental health care motivated me to pursue an internship with the Columbia WHO Center for Global Mental Health. The Global Mental Health Center aims to bring professionals working in different… Continue reading »

Josh Noonan ’22

Josh Noonan

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Fodor Lab, Charlotte, NC Over the summer, I had the pleasure of working in Dr. Anthony Fodor’s bioinformatics lab at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Bioinformatics lies at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and biology, and focuses on the enormous amount… Continue reading »

Deja Cunningham ’22

Interns at WorldCare.

WorldCare International, Boston, MA This summer, I had the privilege to intern for Ed Wiggers ’90 at WorldCare International, a company that gives medical second opinions (MSO) to patients around the world with complex, life-threatening diseases. Their mission is to provide individuals with access to the best healthcare while ensuring… Continue reading »

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