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Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Interns: 2012

Career Services staff congratulates the eight Clark students who are working at summer internships in the non-profit sector. Stipends of up to $2500 were awarded to students.

The support for these internships was made possible through the generous support of Larry Franks '73, Ellen Berelson and the Theodore H. Barth Foundation.

The students awarded funding based on their proposals are:

Kate Bamberg '13

Internship Site: Community Supported Film, Boston, MA
Major/Minor: Screen Studies/International Development & Social Change

Community Supported Film (CSF) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of sharing the stories of communities in developing countries through the medium of film. Kate's main focus will be assisting with the distribution process of the Afghan-made film, The Fruit of Our Labor. As a CSF intern, Kate will also be assisting with the coordination of screenings, presentations, public engagement and fundraising campaigns; researching potential partnerships, collaborations, distribution and fundraising opportunities; writing and copyediting for various purposes; assisting with donation tracking and acknowledgements; and the maintenance of administrative systems.

Jane Carper* '13

Internship Site: The Massachusetts Commission for the Status of Women, Boston, MA
Major/Minor: Psychology/Race, Class & Gender Studies

As a Legislative Intern, Jane will be researching and monitoring state and national legislation that affects women; working on outreach to other organizations or groups involved with issues of concern to women, and supporting and contributing to activities of the Legislative Committee. The Massachusetts Commission for the Status of Women is an independent state agency whose mission is to advance women toward full equality in all areas of life and to promote rights and opportunities for all women.

Ellen Davis '13

Internship Site: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston, MA
Major/Minor: Sociology

As part of the Federal Bureau of Investigations' 2012 Volunteer Internship Program, Ellen will have the opportunity to work on taskforces that target a variety of issues from terrorism, civil rights violations and gangs to cyber-crimes or corruption. The purpose of the FBI Volunteer Internship Program is to give undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to perform hands on work with a leading criminal justice agency, to explore possible career opportunities and to promote greater cooperation and understanding between government agencies and private citizens.

Angela Della Porta* '13

Internship Site: Project Homecoming, New Orleans, LA
Major/Minor: Women's Studies/Political Science & Urban Development and Social Change

Project Homecoming is a prominent part of the 9th Ward in New Orleans, the neighborhoods most affected by Hurricane Katrina. Angela will be assisting with the organization's first-time homebuyer program, helping get low-income individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina back into comfortable, affordable homes.

Dan Deutsch '13

Internship Site: Jeans 4 Justice, Solana Beach, CA
Major/Minor: Communication & Culture/Theater Arts

Jeans 4 Justice utilizes art, film, fashion, and fitness as vehicles for sexual assault prevention and awareness, while inspiring individuals to become part of the solution. As a marketing intern, Dan will be assisting the organization with research, marketing immersion, and community outreach.

Shannon Hookanson* '15

Internship Site: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, RI
Major/Minor: Screen Studies

As a RIIFF summer intern, Shannon will help in determining which films will be selected for the August 7-12, 2012 festival. Each video must be watched and voted on three times between the interns, directors, and other various employees of RIIFF. From these votes, the films will be narrowed down further and further. The organization receives thousands of submissions from countries all around the globe. In 2011, RIIFF received 4,537 submissions. The goal of the organization is to narrow down these submissions to simply 150 films over the course of a few short months.

Volha Hrytskevich '13

Internship Site: The World Bank Group, International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC
Major/Minor: Economics

The International Finance Corporation belongs to the World Bank Group. Among other activities, it produces an annual report called Doing Business which ranks 183 countries in terms of business regulations and ease of starting a business. As an intern, Volha will be assigned to the Doing Business project and assist with data collection, analysis as well as writing knowledge products for the Doing Business. She will be working mostly on the East European and Central Asian countries- analyzing these countries' business regulatory environment.

Alexandra Katechis* '14

Internship Site: Worcester Educational Collaborative, Worcester, MA
Major/Minor: English

The Worcester Educations Collaborative works to provide multiple opportunities to students in Worcester Public Schools so that they can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Alexandra will participate in the Collaborative current research project on third grade reading benchmarks, work on building fulfilling out-of-school learning experiences for students in Worcester and assist in the preparation of grants.

* Partial award