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 »

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 »

Surya Kotapati ’24

Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Pensacola, FL This summer, I worked at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), a nonprofit research institution producing cutting-edge work in big data and machine learning, cybersecurity, and robotics. IHMC’s mission is to push the boundaries of what humans can achieve physically,… Continue reading »

Hannah Mathew ’23

Hannah's office space.

Boston Medical Center, Nephrology Department, Boston, MA This summer, I had the opportunity to work in Boston Medical Center’s Nephrology Department as a clinical research intern. The Waikar Lab Group is led by the principal investigator and Chief of Nephrology, Dr. Sushrut Waikar (an Amherst alum). Time was balanced between… Continue reading »

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