Class of 1972 Internship Program

The Class of 1972 Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the areas of public service and public policy, and encourages them to engage in innovative projects that address significant issues in society and link knowledge and structural change within society.

Akiko Jindo ’25

Akiko Jindo in front of General Noji's residence.

The Japan Forum on International Relations, Japan This summer, I had the pleasure of interning at the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), located in Tokyo. The JFIR is a private, nonprofit, independent and nonpartisan think tank on foreign policy and international relations. I mainly focused on issues relating to… Continue reading »

Bernard Wongibe ’25

Bernard Wongibe in a virtual meeting.

Misongi, Cameroon The aim of this report is to present information on the activities I carried out as an intern at the Misongi College Access Program in Cameroon. I worked a hybrid schedule (a combination of virtual and in-person sessions) under the supervision of Veronique Hob-Hob ’13. The in-person work… Continue reading »

Sophie Johnson ’25

Sophie Johnson practicing carpentry skills!

WaterFire Providence, Providence, RI WaterFire Providence is a nonprofit organization that works to bring the people of Providence together. Modeled on the idea of gathering around a campfire, the executive artistic director developed an outdoor art installation of bonfires floating along the rivers of downtown Providence. Attracting a crowd of… Continue reading »

Audrey Kelly ’24

Audrey Kelly with the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, New York, NY This summer, I participated in the Global Youth Activism Summer Internship program at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF)—a nonpartisan, nonprofit with consultative status to the United Nations that aims to achieve a just and peaceful world free of nuclear weapons—as well as… Continue reading »

Nate Kim ’25

Nate Kim in the gallery with fellow ASIP intern.

Access Theater, New York, NY Going into college, I had my heart set on majoring in economics followed by a career in finance. The wonderful folks at Access Theater have certainly thrown a wrench into my plans! My film journey began over the first Covid-19 quarantine, during which I began… Continue reading »

Jaiha Lee ’24

Jaiha Lee with the team.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C. This summer I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage for the 2022 Folklife Festival. The center specifically conducts research to preserve and educate the public about global cultures. Much like its motto… Continue reading »

Weiwei Lu ’23

Weiwei Lu working remotely.

Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA This summer, I interned at Pittsfield Public Schools as a curriculum development intern working on knowledge-building resource sets for the fifth grade. The core of our work this summer was to address the national education crisis—what we call the “knowledge gap”—by adding nuance and supplemental… Continue reading »

Hannah Bae ’24

Hannah Bae in a virtual meeting.

Council of Korean Americans, Washington, D.C. This past summer, I served as the membership and marketing intern with the Council of Korean Americans (CKA). CKA is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that has the primary mission of building up the national voice and influence of the Korean American… Continue reading »

Samantha Luna ’24

Samantha Luna with the LO team.

Legal Outreach, Long Island City, NY This summer, I worked as a college access intern at Legal Outreach (LO), a nonprofit organization that serves first-generation, low-income students entering high school in New York City. Using several programs with law-based curriculums, LO helps its students apply to competitive colleges and succeed… Continue reading »

Grayson Brooks ’25

Grayson Brooks with Aaron Finder '17, member of the Williams Club Board.

The Williams Club, New York, NY Throughout the summer, I worked at the Williams Club of New York as the marketing and membership intern. The Williams Club provides Williams students, faculty, alumni and those of our affiliate schools an opportunity to build a collegiate community after or away from college. Continue reading »