Liberal arts & sciences at work: Sandra Sanchez at the Smithsonian

Hometown: I’ve moved too many times to have one! Majors: History, Chinese language & literature; Minor: Indigenous studies Internship title and organization: Intern for the Program in Latino History & Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) What were your responsibilities during your internship? The museum just opened a whole new wing with a […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Kathleen Meeds interns at a newspaper in Eutin, Germany

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Majors: English major with German and journalism minors Why did you choose your majors/minors? I’ve always really enjoyed English and German, and I figured I would do the best studying what I have interests in. I decided to minor in journalism as well, because it is a good way to learn to apply what I’m […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Rebecca Rumptz interns at Department of State

A career in the US army sparked Rebecca Rumptz’s passion for international diplomacy. Originally from a small town in Michigan, she joined the Army straight out of high school and spent the next seven years as a soldier working in intelligence analysis.  Assignments in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan, and a period in Washington D.C. fueled her passions further. […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Trent Allen interns in Washington D.C.

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas Majors: Political Science & Economics Internship title and company: Office of Postsecondary Education Intern, United States Department of Education What are your responsibilities?  I work full-time, and the majority of my time is spent either conducting research on higher education to be used by my supervisors in their work or reviewing grant materials that have […]

Beyond the Coffee Run: An Internship for Change

As an intern, Melissa Fontana wasn’t making coffee; she was making a difference. Using the interpersonal and communication skills she learned in her classes, Melissa developed meaningful relationships with students supported by the HALO Foundation. Hometown: Highland Park, IL Major and Minor: Communication studies major, business minor Internship title and company: Youth development intern at […]

From the Kazakhstan Press Desk: A Summer Internship Abroad

Garrett Farlow spent his summer halfway around the world in Kazakhstan working to help journalists break away from government censorship and playing sports with the National Special Olympics team. Casual. We asked Garrett to tell us all about this incredible experience and how he overcame the intimidation factor of interning overseas. Hometown: Tecumseh, KS Majors: […]