Public Service Internship Program

The Public Service Internship Program was created to provide stipends for students participating in public service-related internships within the United States. Preference will be given to internships in the fields of education, social entrepreneurships, social justice, public health, mental health, medicine, and non-profits.

Zoe Kaegi ’23

Zoe Kaegi at work.

University of California, San Diego, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, La Jolla, CA This summer, I had the opportunity to work as a research affiliate at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN) at UCSD. SCCN specializes in studying brain patterns and neural circuits by analyzing electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings from… Continue reading »

Michael Keegan ’25

Michael Keegan in the production studio.

WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, MI Over the summer, I worked for the local NPR station WEMU-FM in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Though much of the station’s programming is dedicated to jazz music, I worked to help write newscasts focused in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and elsewhere in Washtenaw County. Every weekday during the mornings and… Continue reading »

Elliot Kim ’23

Elliot Kim in the lab.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Panda Lab, La Jolla, CA The Panda Lab focuses on the circadian nature of living organisms and works to elucidate new information regarding the significance of bodily responses and adaptations to the 24-hour cycle. Over the summer, I mainly interned for two postdocs in the… Continue reading »

Amy Lemuz-Guerra ’24

Amy Lemuz-Guerra working.

Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA Pittsfield Public Schools are a Title-1 school district that serves high-need communities. Their mission is to improve their ELA and social studies curriculum so that they may focus more on cultural diversity and social justice. The district believes that their current education system should discontinue… Continue reading »

Sean Morrissey ’24

Sean Morrissey celebrating the campaign.

Environment America, Denver, CO This summer I worked as an events coordinator intern for Environment America, the national environmental nonprofit, to help plan and coordinate a series of webinars relating to forest conservation. Environment America is a member of the climate forests campaign—a campaign containing a coalition of more than… Continue reading »

Ella Napack ’23

Ella Napack on the way to an event.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY This summer, I interned at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in Brooklyn, N.Y. The newspaper is available both in print and digitally, with a daily digital newsletter sent out as well. I was an editorial intern, but my responsibilities ranged from article writing and covering events,… Continue reading »

Jennifer Canovas ’22.5

Jennifer Canovas in a virtual meeting.

Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA During my first interview with a Pittsfield Public School system employee, I learned that local schools do not have a unified social studies curriculum. Essentially, up until this point teachers were struggling to provide students the content necessary to meet the Massachusetts social studies standards. Continue reading »

Rwick Sarkar ’23.5

Rwick Sarkar displaying student work.

Breakthrough Greater Boston, Cambridge, MA This summer, I worked as a teaching fellow with Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB), a nonprofit organization that works with students across the country through 24 regional affiliates. BTGB serves students in public schools in Somerville and Cambridge and a handful of charter schools in Boston. Continue reading »

Brady Carlos ’24

Brady Carlos

Alliance Susan and Eric Smidt Technology High School, Los Angeles, CA My internship at Alliance Susan and Eric Smidt Technology High School (a.k.a. Alliance Smidt Tech) gave me the opportunity to see the different roles and responsibilities that are needed to run a high school in a low-income community. I… Continue reading »

TJ Watkins ’23

TJ Watkins at work.

TREE Foundation, Mission Green, Sarasota, FL This summer was my second summer spent with Mission Green, part of the TREE Foundation, with a goal to complete 10 tree canopy walkways in endangered forests around the world using $10 million in funding over the next 10 years. To increase focus on… Continue reading »

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