Miranda Stewart ’15 spent the summer interning for Verizon Wireless in Waltham, MA. As an intern, Miranda worked with the user experience team to analyze the usability of mobile phones. This included thinking about information architecture (does the organization and flow of information make sense?), the clarity of textual instructions (can a non-technical user understand what they need to do?), and other visual, auditory, and tactile components of the user interface. Miranda’s responsibilities were to analyze different user interfaces, documenting the exploration with reports and screen captures. Miranda found this opportunity by networking with alumni. To find out more about this experience, email miranda at mstewar1.
Zoë Frank ’16 interned at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque over the summer. As an intern, Zoë worked in a lab running various experiments with MRSA, and recruited patients in the ER for participation in clinical research study. This internship did not provide payment. To learn more about this experience, contact Dr. Jon Femling at JFemling@salud.unm.edu.
Jesse Bossingham ’16 interned with Mission Analytical over the summer. As part of the internship, Jesse was responsible for qualitative analysis of health policy implementation for governmental organizations. Jesse found this opportunity through a Swarthmore alum. For more information about this paid experience, contact Jesse at jbossin1.
A student from the class of 2015 spent the summer in Edgewater, MD, interning with the Smithsonian Institution Environmental Research Center. The intern was responsible for studying patterns of hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay. This internship provided compensation. To learn more about this and similar opportunities, go to the NSF REU website, or visit the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s website.
Nate Urban ’18 spent the summer working for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in Philadelphia and Harrisburg. As an intern, Nate helped with fundraising. To learn more about similar internship opportunities, visit their website. Nate received compensation for this full-time internship.
Abigail Henderson ’15 worked at the Missouri Scholars Academy in Columbia, MO over the summer. Abigail worked as an RA for ~16 gifted high school sophomores, and responsibilities included co-teaching a daily course on personal and social development for ~12 students, and planning and leading workshops and discussions. (The camp is like 3 weeks of Swarthmore, minus all the homework, with fascinating lectures and workshops and clubs all day every day. You barely sleep, but it’s an incredibly amazing and intense experience that you will never forget.) To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Missouri Scholars Academy website. Abigail received payment for this full-time experience.
Simon Bloch ’17 spent the summer working for Acting Manitou in Maine. As part of this full-time job, Simon was responsible for making sets for a theater camp, and looking after campers aged 12-17. This experience provided compensation. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Acting Manitou website.
A student from the class of 2017 interned at California Sports and Orthopedic Institute over the summer. As an intern to a sports medicine doctor, the student observed the doctor seeing patients, helped with paperwork and charts, and worked with the ultrasound machine. The student found this part-time opportunity networking with a Swarthmore alum.
Over the summer Hayden Dahm ’15 did electrical engineering research the through University of Tennessee, Knoxville CURENT research center. Hayden was responsible for reviewing consumer survey for residential Demand Response programs. For more information about this opportunity, contact Erin Wills on the University of Tennessee website. This full-time opportunity provided payment.