For many of our students, the summer is a prime opportunity to get hands-on experience in a field of interest in the form of an internship. And every year, many Johnnies fund their internships through the Ariel Internship Program and the Hodson Internship Program, which are offered exclusively to St. John’s College students. This summer, seventy students had internships funded through these programs, interning many different fields and all around the world. Here are just a few of our Ariel and Hodson interns!
Special thanks to the Career Services and Communications office for providing these photos and descriptions, sent in by the interns!
Tianqi (Simon) Gao (cover photo), a rising sophomore, is interning in Beijing, China at The Hutong. Simon is working to help give students from other cultural backgrounds a more comprehensive understanding of Chinese culture, and in particular has been assisting with The Hutong’s Chinese cuisine courses!
Maggie Dillon, a rising junior, is an intern this summer at Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. The Foundation is an environmental science and ocean research organization, and Maggie is enjoying learning more about the field of marine biology!
Tyler Mazur, a rising sophomore, is interning at the Congressional Office of Anthony Brown. He has been attending panelist hearings and briefings, as well as asissinting with many of the day-to-day tasks involed in running a Congressional Office.
Elaina Bowman, a rising sophomore, is interning with the House of Ruth Maryland. House of Ruth works to help women and children who have faced domestic violence. This summer, Elaina is working with the Gateway Project, an abuse intervention program promoting victim safety.
Hannah Peterson (left), a rising senior, is pictured here with one of her fellow interns at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Hannah has had the chance to experience many aspects folklife as well as museum and archival work.
Alberto Valenzuela (right), a rising sophomore, is interning at the Manila Observatory in the Philippines. The Manila Observatory conducts research in the fields of atmospheric science and earth science. Here Alberto is pictured the Observatory’s executive director, Dr. Antonio la Vina (center).