Groovy Internships

  • Legal Intern by Sheila Eby It was late July and Jeff Adler, who’d recently finished his freshman year at Rutgers University, had just polished off a summer class in Spanish. What to do until September? With the economy then in free fall — and most of his friends unable to find summer employment — he didn’t expect much luck in a job hunt. Enter old family friends with a law...

    Jeffrey Adler

    Legal Intern
    by Sheila Eby

    It was late July and Jeff Adler, who’d recently finished his freshman year at Rutgers University, had just polished off a summer class in Spanish. What to do until September? With the economy then in free fall — and most of his friends unable to find summer employment — he didn’t expect much luck in a job hunt.

    Enter old family friends with a law firm in New York City. If Jeff would work for transportation and lunch costs, they would put him to work as an intern.

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  • Intern, National Capitol Area Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Alexandria, Virginia Kate Gieser recently graduated cum laude from Syracuse University and is looking for her first post-college job. Her dream job is to work in community relations for a major league baseball team. Last summer, she had a fabulous experience as an intern at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Alexandria, Virginia. Here’s what she had to say about her internship.

    Kate Gieser

    Intern, National Capitol Area Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    Alexandria, Virginia

    Kate Gieser recently graduated cum laude from Syracuse University and is looking for her first post-college job. Her dream job is to work in community relations for a major league baseball team.

    Last summer, she had a fabulous experience as an intern at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Alexandria, Virginia. Here’s what she had to say about her internship.

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  • Reporter When he was six years old, Matt Markham decided to be a newscaster. By the time he was eight years old, Matt was corresponding with a Philadelphia based news anchor who later became a mentor and close family friend. Now a senior at Syracuse University in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Matt majors in Broadcast Journalism and works part-time for the ABC News on Campus bureau at...

    Matthew Markham

    Reporter

    When he was six years old, Matt Markham decided to be a newscaster. By the time he was eight years old, Matt was corresponding with a Philadelphia based news anchor who later became a mentor and close family friend.

    Now a senior at Syracuse University in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Matt majors in Broadcast Journalism and works part-time for the ABC News on Campus bureau at Syracuse. Through this program, students’ work appears on various ABC News platforms, including abcnews.com, and televised ABC News broadcasts.

    With his captivating voice and a deep interest in people and their lives, it is easy to see Matt in his future career at a Top 30 market station. In this interview, Matt offers words of wisdom to those students seeking internships and for all students hoping to land groovy careers.

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  • Volunteer Services Coordinator, Americorps Nicole Stanek graduated from Syracuse University in May 2009 and is now the AmeriCorps Volunteer Services Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity in Mandeville, Louisiana. She is energetic and very passionate about what she does, the people she meets, and the homes she helps build. Working for AmeriCorps is essentially a post-graduate internship. Nicole is paid a stipend that is set at the income level of the...

    Nicole Stanek

    Volunteer Services Coordinator, Americorps

    Nicole Stanek graduated from Syracuse University in May 2009 and is now the AmeriCorps Volunteer Services Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity in Mandeville, Louisiana. She is energetic and very passionate about what she does, the people she meets, and the homes she helps build.

    Working for AmeriCorps is essentially a post-graduate internship. Nicole is paid a stipend that is set at the income level of the people she is serving. It is not considered a salary. She lives in a house with three of the other AmeriCorps members; there are a total of eight in the town. Her fellow volunteers are construction assistants who are learning all the parts of building a house. Nicole started working with AmeriCorps in September 2009.

    We will check back with her periodically this year to learn more about her experiences.

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