Student Experiences

Chai Vang

Chai Vang

NYC 2016
This summer I had the privilege of being a part of an internship in Sunset Park located in Brooklyn, New York. My internship was a branch off of a bigger organization called ``Center for Family Life`` that focused on helping the community (children, adults and families) in Sunset Park through the provision of neighborhood-based programs and services. The smaller organization I was a part of for the summer was with ``Life Lines Summer Camp`` that focused on leading 100+ middle school students in exposing them to visual arts. Life Lines Summer Camp uses performing and visual arts in hopes to promotes these middle school participants in their individual growth, as well as to build community (as many are from Sunset Park), and emphasize on cultural understanding, acceptance, and strengthening these participants' interpersonal relationships.
Courtney Peters

Courtney Peters

NYC 2016
The site I was paired with for my internship was located on the lower east side of Manhattan. My supervisor and I worked in a co-work space with several different companies filling most of the other offices and work areas. The office provided a lounge with a kitchen, comfy resting areas, and bathrooms just down the hall. There were two large conference rooms available to anyone working in the space. During the internship I worked one-on-one with my supervisor, helping manage multiple clients through strategic communications and event management related tasks. In the office the work was done on the computer and phone. Communication with each other during the workday was most often done verbally, with added communication through email if necessary. If the work called for leaving the office, such as for an event, we typically performed more hands-on tasks and engaged in conversation with others involved with the event.
Laura Kuehn

Laura Kuehn

NYC 2016
I interned with YAI, which is a large network of agencies that support people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the greater New York CIty area, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. I worked in the administrative offices on 34th street on the border of Midtown and Chelsea. I worked in the volunteer services department but was able to shadow individuals in various areas of the organization including the Human Resources, Compliance, Learning and Talent Developmental, and Residential Services Departments. The organization's open-door policy and culture of positivity and passion for supporting others made for an incredibly valuable and rewarding experience.
Renita Sebastin

Renita Sebastin

SF 2016
I was working at the San Francisco VA Medical Center with a doctor who is a professor for the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. I was considered a clinical researcher, which meant that I was doing a lot with patient data and information; I did data analysis using different types of software and also verified patient information using their medical database. I was also able to spend time shadowing different surgeons in the Operating Rooms and wards of the hospital. I also created presentations on different research topics, attended lectures given by various UCSF professors, and made brochures for some future research trials.
Leon Yang Tan

Leon Yang Tan

NYC 2016
The Omerta Group is an all Executive Search company working for clients access financial services. They help search and find employees through resources, notifying and execution of search services. My position was to help with research, administration and qualifying of candidates for The Omerta Group’s clients.
The company itself is in a confine small room, shared building, working space. The company has total of six computers including one for me as the intern. The building is located opposite of Grand Central, that is why, during the day time, lunch hour or when everyone is going back from work, the subway or sidewalks will be crowded with people. Not to mention, the streets are full of bustling vehicles and trucks. Sirens can even be heard during the day every hour. Time square is just a few blocks away, so as tourism sites (i.e. the Empire State building). It shows that how fast pace the environment the city can be. It also depends on the internship site because some are center-focused (like mine) some are just quite neighborhoods.
Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

NYC 2016
The internship I had in New York City was with the organization named the Center for Family Life like a couple of the other participants. I worked with PS 1, they are a day camp for ages 5-13 and I was their science guy! The program was stationed out of a school in Brooklyn and it was pretty small but it was a good environment to work in with the kids and how it was set up for the staff. I worked very closely with the leadership of the camp which included the Camp Director, and my boss, Ashley, and the two camp coordinators Lisette and Geoffrey. I helped come up with and set up various camp events. But my main job was to teach the kids new and exciting science experiments each week! I also worked with a group of 14 year-olds to complete a service learning project of their own choosing. I would not have traded this experience for anythings.