Kraft Family Internship Program

The Kraft Family Internship Program, founded by the Kraft family, provides an opportunity for students to work with private non-profit and government agencies located in New England that promote social equality and provide direct assistance to consumers of social services.

Ryan Moon ’22.5

Ryan Moon working.

Youth, Education & Sport (YES) Initiative, Pittsfield, MA This summer I interned for the Youth, Education & Sport (YES) Initiative, a nonprofit youth mentorship platform evolving the way untapped scholar athletes develop through college. YES was founded by Patrick Gordon ’17, whom I met through one of my teammates, and… Continue reading »

Isabella Nadel ’24

Selfie of Isabella Nadel.

McLean Hospital, Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute, Belmont, MA This summer, I worked as a research assistant at McLean Hospital at the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute (GPDI) under the supervision of Dr. Lois Choi-Kain. GPDI specializes in research about borderline personality disorder, which has a history of being highly stigmatized within… Continue reading »

Emily Batchelor ’23

Emily Batchelor and lab tech pose for a photo.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA This summer I was very fortunate to be able to work in Dr. Priscilla Brasianos’s brain metastasis research lab at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Brain metastasis is cancer that has originated elsewhere in the body but spreads to the brain, penetrating the blood-brain barrier. In… Continue reading »

Jill Parsons ’23.5

Jill Parsons in the lab.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Boston, MA This summer I worked at the Wilson Lab, researching the genetic causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This lab operates in the Center for Regenerative Medicine, which is a unique partnership between Boston University and Boston Medical… Continue reading »

Chaz Cotton ’23

Chaz Cotton working with students.

Tyler Street Lab, Pittsfield, MA This summer I worked a hybrid internship doing research remotely and presenting to kids in local communities in Western Massachusetts. As the goal of my internship was to provide education on mental and physical health for adolescents I focused a lot of my time reading… Continue reading »

Shiara Pyrrhus ’23

Shiara Pyrrhus posing for a photo.

Health Equity International, Newton, MA I enjoyed working as a grant writer and communications intern at Health Equity International this summer. I loved my job because it kept me on my toes. I never knew what to expect from day to day. Although I was an intern, I felt I… Continue reading »

Sam Coyle ’24

Sam Coyle at work.

Peace Development Fund, Amherst, MA Over the summer, I had the pleasure of interning at the Peace Development Fund (PDF), a public foundation dedicated to funding and supporting grassroots, social activist organizations across America. At PDF, there are many types of funds that grant-seeking organizations can receive in accordance with… Continue reading »

Kiara Tan ’23

Kiara Tan outside the lab.

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA This summer I worked at the Mannix/Meehan/Qiu Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. Broadly the lab works on exploring traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions. They look at different treatments for concussions, blood biomarkers for analyses and behavioral outcomes. They currently use a mouse model but… Continue reading »

William Donoso ’23

William Donoso working.

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative and DisruptAR, Pittsfield, MA This summer I was privileged to intern for Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) and DisruptAR. Both BFMC and DisruptAR created invaluable opportunities for me to grow as a filmmaker and professional in the arts/humanities. At the nonprofit BFMC, I worked… Continue reading »

Benjamin Xu ’23

Benjamin Xu with internship supervisor and fellow intern.

By the Way Berkshires, Williamstown, MA This summer, I worked as an arts journalism intern for By the Way Berkshires, a Williamstown-based digital magazine founded by Katherine Abbott ’00. Stories promoting the creative economy of the Berkshires are found on the website and cover a wide range of subject matter,… Continue reading »