Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Last summer, Brianne Ellis '13 created change in Africa, Molly Krifka '13 danced to a different tune in Peru and Raphael Durand '13 traveled from Macau to Hong Kong, analyzing consumer behavior. Although each undertaking was vastly different from the next, all three had one thing in common - they were made possible by the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend Award.
Learn more about the stipend on Monday, Nov. 19, when the Salisbury Center for Career Services will host a Salisbury Summer International Internship information session at 7:30 p.m. in Stern 103.
For those on campus who have aspirations of projects, work or internships abroad, this award presents an unparalleled opportunity - financial support of up to $20,000 each for three students interested in pursuing an international internship experience in a location of the student's choice.
In addition to gaining a fundamental understanding of application requirements - which includes an essay and two letters of recommendation, followed by a personal interview - information session attendees will have a chance to hear from last year's recipients.
Thanks to the stipend, Ellis worked in South Africa at the Global Environment Technology Foundation; Krifka served as an intern at El Instituto Taki, a museum and cultural outreach center in Peru; and Durand conducted market research on consumer behavior of the Asian traveler with Coach Inc. and DFS Group Limited.
During their time abroad, each student was required to document their adventures in a personal journal. Upon return to campus, the three also authored papers on their experiences, and spoke about their unique opportunities to prospective students and their families.
Created by gifts from former chair of the HWS Board of Trustees Charles Salisbury Jr. '63, P'94, L.H.D.'08, this prestigious stipend has been granted annually since 2007. The stipend enables three students every year to test their skills and realize their potential by supplementing their education with internship experience, providing them with a practical understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers.
Attending the information session is highly recommended before applying. Applications are due to the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development on Friday, March 29.