Whitman Internship Grant Database

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This resource provides information for all of the internships that have run through the Whitman Internship Grant for the last six years (2013 thru 2008).  You can search by key word for company name, participant's major, geographic location or internship description.  Please feel free to contact these organizations directly if you are interested in exploring an internship with them.

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YearEmployerLocationMajorShort Description
2013 Whitman College Chemistry Department Walla Walla, WA Biology  (Short descriptions not yet available for 2013)
2013 Booth Brine Co. Walla Walla, WA History  
2013 Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Walla Walla, WA Sociology  
2013 Joseph Center for Arts and Culture Joseph, OR Environmental Humanities  
2013 Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience Seattle, WA UN-Art History/Anthro  
2013 Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center Seattle, WA Biology  
2013 Juvenile Justice Center Walla Walla, WA Politics  
2013 Walla Walla County Health Department Walla Walla, WA Biology  
2013 Pediatric Minds Early Childhood Treatment Center Torrance, CA Biology/Psychology  
2013 Mills College Cognition Laboratory Oakland, CA Psychology  
2013 OHSU-Department of Neurological Surgery Portland, OR Psychology  
2013 World Forestry Center Portland, OR Environmental Studies-Sociology  
2013 Oregon Health and Science University Portland, OR Biology  
2013 Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Portland, OR UN-Art History/Anthro  
2013 Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham Washington D.C. Politics  
2013 History Ink/Historylink.org Seattle, WA UN-History  
2013 OHSU-Endocrinology Research Lab Portland, OR Biology  
2013 Washington Small Business Development Center Walla Walla, WA Economics  
2013 Action for Boston Community Development Boston, MA Race and Ethnic Studies  
2013 Homeboy Industries Los Angeles, CA English  
2013 Studios on the Park Paso Robles, CA Studio Art  
2013 Women's Empowerment Sacramento, CA UN  
2013 Port of Hood River Hood River, OR Economics-Environmental Studies  
2013 Genuine Voices Boston, MA UN  
2013 Morgan Stanley Kennewick, WA Economics  
2013 Prof. Cooley Plant Bio Lab Whitman College Biology  
2013 Friends of Children of Walla Walla Walla Walla, WA English  
2013 Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center Portland, OR BBMB  
2013 SOS Health Services College Place, WA Biology  
2013 Prosecuting Attorney's Office-Civil Division Olympia, WA Environmental Humanities  
2013 Artslandia Magazine Portland, OR History  
2013 Department of Nutrition and Excise Physiology at WSU-Spokane Spokane, WA Biology  
2013 Children's Home Society of Washington Walla Walla, WA Music/Psychology  
2013 WSU & Animal Disease Research Unit of ARS-USDA Pullman, WA Biology  
2013 Hope Heart Institute Bellevue, WA Biology  
2013 Prof. Calhoun Lab Whitman College Chemistry  
2013 Department of Sociology Whitman College Economics/Sociology  
2013 Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center Seattle, WA Biology  
2013 Heather D. Schuman, MS, OTR/L, PLLC Seattle, WA Sociology  
2013 YMCA of Greater Seattle-West Seattle and Fauntleroy Y Branch Seattle, WA Asian Studies  
2013 Friends of Children of Walla Walla Walla Walla, WA Sociology  
2013 National Jewish Health Denver, CO UN-BBMB  
2013 Drawn and Quarterly Montreal, QC Religion  
2013 U.S. Senate, Sen. Jeff Merkley Portland, OR Politics  
2013 Mobius Spokane Spokane, WA UN-French/Art  
2013 Friends of Chris Reykdal Tumwater, WA Politics  
2013 Whitman College Office of Communications Whitman College German Studies  
2013 Whitman College Team Dendrite Research Whitman College BBMB  
2013 UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain Davis, CA Biology  
2013 Glacier National Park West Glacier, MT History  
2013 HarperOne San Francisco, CA English  
2013 The Union Bulletin Walla Walla, WA English  
2013 Seattle Opera Seattle, WA Religion  
2013 Interpersonal Perception and Communication Lab at Stanford Stanford, CA Psychology  
2013 Columbia Land Trust Vancouver, WA Biology  
2013 Walla Walla Sweets Baseball Club Walla Walla, WA Economics  
2013 Providence St. Mary Foundation Walla Walla, WA Philosophy  
2013 Walla Walla Dance Festival and Summer Dance Lab Walla Walla, WA Piano Performance/Religion  
2013 Trilogy Recovery Community Walla Walla, WA Politics  
2013 Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Walla Walla, WA Politics/Philosophy  
2013 Hope Heart Institute Bellevue, WA UN  
2013 LAPD Devonshire PALS Northridge, CA Spanish  
2013 Whitman College Plant Biology Whitman College Biology  
2013 Delta Investment Management, LLC San Francisco, CA Economics  
2013 Successful Transition and Reentry (STAR) Project Walla Walla, WA Sociology  
2013 Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, CA BBMB  
2013 US Senator Patty Murray Washington D.C. Politics  
2013 Office of US Congressman Mike Simpson Washington D.C. Politics  
2013 Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley San Jose, CA Biology  
2013 UW Department of Medicine Seattle, WA Biology Premed  
2013 US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge Complex Honolulu, HI Environmental Studies-Biology  
2013 Oya No Kai, Inc. Portland, OR Asian Studies  
2013 Liquid Environmental Solutions San Diego, CA Environmental Studies-Sociology  
2013 Learning Gardens Laboratory, Portland State University Portland, OR Environmental Humanities  
2013 Breast Cancer Fund San Francisco, CA Environmental Studies-Politics  
2013 Stanford University Research Assistant Stanford, CA Biology  
2013 Coast to Coast Talent Group Los Angeles, CA Theater/English  
2013 Urban Tree Farmers San Francisco, CA Environmental Studies-Politics  
2013 Incarcerated Voices Seattle, WA Philosophy  
2013 Whitman College Psychology Department Whitman College Psychology  
2013 NorCal High School Cycling League Petaluma, CA Environmental Studies-Sociology  
2013 StreetSquash Inc. New York, NY Anthropology  
2013 Utah Arts Alliance Salt Lake City, UT Psychology/Studio Art  
2013 Life-Span Development Lab, Stanford University Stanford, CA Psychology  
2013 Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Burlington, VT History  
2013 Property and Environmental Research Center Bozeman, MT Economics/Mathematics  
2013 Mirador Biomedical, Inc. Seattle, WA BBMB  
2013 Solid Ground Seattle, WA UN  
2013 Mirabeau Park Hotel Spokane Valley, WA UN-Social Sciences  
2013 ACLU of Washington Seattle, WA Politics  
2013 Camp Fire USA Walla Walla Council Walla Walla, WA Sociology  
2013 Project YES Lafayette, CO UN  
2013 Health Partners Philadelphia, PA Anthropology  
2013 University of Washington Radiopharmeceutical Chemistry Seattle, WA Chemistry  
2013 Nexgen Pharma Irvine, CA Chemistry  
2013 Whale Research Lab Friday Harbor, WA Biology  
2013 Institutes of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oregon Eugene, OR BBMB/Spanish  
2013 M.L.D.D. Physical Therapy, P.C. Victor, ID Sociology  
2013 The Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia, PA Biology Prevet  
2013 Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition Seattle, WA Environmental Studies-Geology  
2013 The LA Conservation Corps Sea Laboratory Redondo Beach, CA Biology/Geology  
2013 Office of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington D.C. UN  
2013 Whitman College Research Assistant Whitman College BBMB  
2013 King County Superior Court Kent, WA Politics  
2013 Yancey Laboratory Walla Walla, WA Biology  
2013 US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Seattle, WA Psychology  
2012 Village Volunteers Seattle, WA Philosophy Youth Outreach Mentors Program Intern - This program works to educate young people in raising awareness about issues relating to HIV/AIDS and gender equality. Abiy will be developing and improving the policies that have been in use in this program.
2012 El Centro de la Raza Seattle, WA Spanish Senior Program Intern - Cassandra will assist with providing on-site meal services for seniors as well as managing food bank donations; assist in the fitness program; in the implementation of current and new senior recreational activities; in the upkeep of participant files; and with computer lab troubleshooting for seniors.
2012 Causa Oregon Salem, OR Politics Summer Intern - CAUSA protects the rights of Latino citizens by fighting for political, social and economic justice. Keiler will support CAUSA’s nonpartisan voter registration work by doing canvassing, tabling, registration drives at naturalization ceremonies and more. He will also work on their program activities at citizenship clinics that occur during June and August.
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice California San Francisco, CA English State Development Intern - Anna will research, develop, and maintain relations with major doners through written and oral communication, planning major donor travel, database training and maintenance, and staffing call time with donors.
2012 Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Walla Walla, WA Theater / Art History Preservation and Promotion -Kathryn will conduct historical research including investigating historical documents, current building codes, and similar documents from other downtown organizations across the state. This research will aid the Foundation in creating residential space in historical buildings.
2012 The Rossetta Project-The Long Now Foundation San Francisco, CA Anthropology Rosetta Project Volunteer Intern - The RP is dedicated to the protection and documentation of human linguistic diversity. Jordan will digitize and collate field notes on the Wisconsin Indian language and Potawatomi language historical texts.
2012 Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason(BRI) Seattle, WA Biology Assistant Lab Technician - The stated mission for the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is to find the causes and cures of immune-related diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and heart disease. Stephanie's project is designed to determine which specific amino acid sequences within a protein are important for the biological activities of that protein.
2012 Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Economics Statistician/Marketing Assistant - Clay will keep the statistics at all the home games using an online computer program called Pointstreak. This program is very sophisticated and will allow him to do deeper statistical research to find trends that can help the team find strategies to increase its success.
2012 Community Safety Netwrok Jackson Hole, WY Psychology Community Safety Network Summer Intern - CSN's mission is to provide safety and hope to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, through free and confidential services. Lian will provide assistance in the shelter, telephone line work and community education. The shelter aspect will consist of assisting the Shelter Managers with evening/weekend shifts and with caring for shelter guests as well as their children.
2012 Oddball Film + Video San Francisco, CA Film & Media Studies Summer Intern - The primary focus of Oddball Film + Video is to collect, archive and distribute unique, interesting and special media footage. Ann will research archival footage, enter them into the database and maintain the film, media and digital database in an organized and updated manner. She will also edit film reels, log films and write film subject descriptions for clips.
2012 Tieton Arts & Humanites Tieton, WA Studio Art Design Intern - TA&H works toward the greater goals of economic and community revitalization by introducing arts and humanities programming to the city of Tieton. Andrew will manipulate advertising messages using the Adobe Creative Suite to produce attractive, on-brand promotional material publicizing TA&H events; photograph artwork for the catalog, and assist in the catalog design; lend and refine technical and/or relational skills to event management.
2012 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Portland, OR Politics Grassroots Field Intern - Olivia will conduct significant phone outreach for fundraising for the political action committee, pro-choice voter identification, volunteer recruitment, and other base-building projects. She will update past and prospective donors, supporters, and voters on the attacks to women’s health care and our upcoming electoral campaigns and ballot measures.
2012 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) Bronx, NY BBMB Summer Intern - The Department of Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine focuses on the nervous system, particularly neurodegenerative brain diseases such as HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder. Madeleine will be looking at the relationship between astrocytes and the IL-1 family proteins.
2012 Visual Display Internship Seattle, WA English / Studio Art Visual Display Internship - The Anthropologie Design Team strives to create an un-imagined experience. Anna will create and maintain large scale artistic displays and sculptural installations and will assist in interpreting and executing existing design plans provided by corporate headquarters.
2012 The New Inquiry Brooklyn, NY Politics Research and Development Associate - With this start up publication, Mitchell will brainstorm ways to open new national markets, generate article topics and ideas and establish relationships with youth movements.
2012 Whitman College Men's Basketball Walla Walla, WA Mathematics Software Developer - James will write, design, and manage an application for smartphones, as well as a web-based interface, to help the basketball team analyze in-depth statistics taken across games, including which players work well with each other, and which ones, mathematically, don't play nice.
2012 Walla Walla Public Library Walla Walla, WA Spanish Summer Outreach and Youth Literacy Intern - Eleanor will take the mobile collection of children’s books to and participate in library outreach programs off-site at the city’s four parks, the Farm Labor Homes, Blue Ridge Summer School, Camp Fire Super Summer Program, the YM- and YWCA, and others. She will use her Spanish skills to provide bilingual support for underserved demographics in on-site storytime programs.
2012 The Bear Deluxe Magazine Portland, OR Environmental Humanities Editorial Intern - Molly will learn the daily operation of a non-profit magazine, review submissions, organize art, research stories and interview ideas.
2012 Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Portland, OR Politics Research Assistant - Sonya will conduct data collections and progression analysis of traumatic brain injuries in the Thromboelastography and Traumatic Brain Injury Study. She will screen and recruit newly admitted trauma patients.
2012 Capitol Land Trust Olympia, WA Environmental Humanities Land Trust Intern - The CLT’s primary mission is to conserve open spaces, wildlife, and diverse ecosystems in Southwestern Washington. Nelson will visit sites to ensure that the property is being properly maintained, organize volunteer restoration work parties, manage and update the property databases, and conduct outreach through advertising and the seasonal Land Trust newsletter.
2012 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR Biology Internship, Summer Research -Erin will investigate the biologically and economically harmful effects of M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis, a mycobacteria that is possibly the only mycobacterium isolated from ruminants with Johne’s disease, and is associated with Crohn’s disease in humans.
2012 Will Steger Foundation Minneapolis, MN Undeclared Independent Writing Project and Education Intern - The WSF inspires individuals to carry out climate change solutions on a local, national, and international level. Elizabeth will contextualize the current environmental movement in terms of other social and political movements throughout history. She will then address pressing environmental concerns of our time.
2012 Walla Walla Union Bulletin Walla Walla, WA English Newspaper Intern - Blair will pitch, report and write articles on news, feature, Arts and Entertainment, and utilize his background writing about technology to increase the technology - related content at the UB.
2012 University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives Department Reno, Nevada English Special Collections and University Archives Summer Intern - Brianna will catalogue photographs and other materials and then digitize the material into online exhibits of the collections, creating a more accessible way in which a broader audience might experience the material.
2012 Benaroya Research Institute Seattle, WA Biology Research Assistant - The BRI is focused on developmental and evolutionary aspects of the vertebrate adaptive immune system. Charlotte will study the genome qualities of the sea lamprey which is the only known chordate that has a genome that undergoes large-scale rearrangements. Understanding how these rearrangements are made could lead to advances in the role of improper regulation in cancers or other genetic disorders.
2012 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA BBMB Summer Biomedical Informatics Intern - Tom will search and review background literature and informatics to support a prostate cancer biorepository.
2012 Univeristy of California: San Francisco San Francisco, CA BBMB Research Assistant - Jack will design an experiment requiring extensive cell culture within a tissue culture hood under sterile conditions. He will attempt to create a novel surface that will discourage cell adhesion, and thus, cell growth to develop applications to treating hydrocephalus.
2012 Movement Systems PT Seattle, WA Undeclared PT Summer Intern - Luke will be assisting a PT with making treatment plans and following with the care for patients. After initial observation, he will be able to construct a general treatment plan with assistance from his mentor until eventually being able to build them on his own.
2012 Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Woodside, CA Biology / Philosophy Biological Field Research Assistant - The preserve provides a natural environment for educational experiences, protection for native plants and animals in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Eddie will conduct a research project that focuses on the relationship between restored aquatic ecosystems and adjacent ”undisturbed”, terrestrial ecosystems.
2012 Whitman College, Student Activities Walla Walla, WA History Research and Graphic Design Intern - Erika will research Greek life at Whitman College to celebrate the 100th anniversary and will create an end product for each of the colleges Greek groups.
2012 Cougar Mountain Zoo Issaquah, WA Biology Cougar Mountain Zoo Intern - The CMZ educates the public about wildlife and humanity’s interactions with it. In preparation for vet school, Kaitie will talk to the public about the animals and exhibits, and work in animal care consising of observing animal behavior, cleaning and maintaining exhibits, preparing diets, providing enrichment, and working directly with the keepers to provide for the animals as they see fit.
2012 University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability Seattle, WA Psychology Volunteer Research Assistant - Jed will be trained in an observational coding system to code the quality of mother-child interventions in families who have experienced domestic violence. He will manage participants and run statistical analyses.
2012 Portland Children's Museum Portland, OR Religion Marketing and Public Relations Internship - Molly will write material for the museum’s website, promotional materials and newsletters, as well as work on individual projects and research for the department.
2012 Whitman College Biology Dept. Walla Walla, WA Biology Research Internship in a Neuroscience Lab - The research goal is to better understand the cell biology of brain development. Hadley's contribution would be to identify patterns of epigenetic modifications (stable changes in the organization of DNA) in rats that are associated with learning and novel environments. This research could have important implications for how learning and experience contribute to brain development.
2012 The Northwest Center for Urology and Male Health Bellevue, WA Psychology Urology Patient Care Intern - Katherine will take and record patient vital signs, record patient health histories, perform post-void ultrasounds and urinalyses, scribe during patient appointments, answer the phone and book patient appointments, call other medical offices for patient records, call in prescriptions, file medical records, set up rooms for procedures, and sterilize instruments.
2012 United Way of Walla Walla Walla Walla, WA Classics United Way of Walla Walla Planning and Development Intern - Alexandra will help move UWWW into a new community impact business model. She will work with ideas from the Staff Planning and Staff Organizational Development Committees to determine the areas of greatest need and impact for the community, then will research models from different United Way Districts, and create plans for how to develop programs in Walla Walla.
2012 Trilogy Recovery Community Walla Walla, WA Sociology Summer Intern for Trilogy Recovery Community - TRC is a family and community based recovery center for drug and alcohol addicted teens. Ailie will plan and help during fundraising events and learn more about addiction and recovery and the role they play in peoples’ lives.
2012 Seattleite Magazine Seattle, WA English Editorial Intern - Seattleite is an online magazine that focuses on lifestyle journalism. Tyler will conduct interviews or use incoming press releases to write articles and copy edit, fact-check, and proofread content.
2012 The Sanibel Sea School in Conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Sanibel, FL Biology Plankton Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico Research Assistant - Erin will do sample collection and comparative analysis of plankton species diversity and concentration to accumulate baseline data for the area.
2012 UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain Study of Gesture Production and Processing Davis, CA Biology Research Assistant - Michaela will recruit and filter potential participants, coordinate meetings, assist with MRI scans, pre-processing of data and trace anatomical sturctures.
2012 Whitman College Chemistry Dept. Walla Walla, WA Chemistry Research Student in Computational Chemistry - Tao will work on quantum computational research to construct an accurate model of the enzymatic active site of carbon monoxide dehydrogenase.
2012 Illumination Arts Publishing Kirkland, WA English Publishing Intern - Haley will collaborate on the editorial process for children’s books with five other editors and editorial assistants, as well as the authors. She will be looking specifically for grammatical errors, stylistic changes that should be made, and problems with the storylines.
2012 Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Seattle, WA Politics Development Intern - The MIRP offers legal services for low-income immigrants that seek to pursue or defend their legal status. Shelly will develop the sponsorship sector of the organization, expand both individual and corporate sponsorships in the organization’s summer appeal project, assist with grant writing, donor communication, create and distribute organization mailings, and organize outreach events.
2012 Nature Vision Woodinville, WA Environmental Studies / Sociology Environmental Education Assistant Teacher - Nature Vision is a nonprofit organization that strives to connect children ages 7-12 with the environment. Christine will work alongside the Lead Naturalist as she teaches and educates the students about the environment, work with the kids to help them understand the material including answering questions they might have, and help to direct hands-on projects .
2012 Cognitive Aging Laboratory, Psychology Dept., Whitman College Walla Walla, WA Psychology Research Assistant -The lab conducts various research projects on how aging impacts cognition and memory. Beverly will review published articles that inspired the research, and try to understand the theories tested, and what methods were used. She will conduct the experiment recognizing the need to be formulaic in order to avoid collecting biased data.
2012 826 Seattle Seattle, WA Psychology Programming Intern - 826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center that offers free services to King County public school teachers and students. Jake will support the organization in all areas of programming, working with the Programming Team to carry out the main summer programs: workshops and publishing projects.
2012 Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Yakima, WA Spanish Marketing Intern - Lauren will be entirely redesigning the marketing materials for a major event. She will help with the development of a new Chamber program titled Leadership Yakima. This program will cultivate future leaders for the community
2012 Business Oregon Portland, OR Economics Economist Internship - Business Oregon is a government organization that seeks to attract businesses to the state of Oregon. Nick will analyze data to determine what factors attract companies to Oregon, write regional economic reports, prepare spending patterns from the data-center industry and the solar manufacturing industry for IMPLAN analyses, and update the Business Oregon website with export reports.
2012 Tri-State Steelhealders Walla Walla, WA Biology / Environmental Studies Restoration Intern - Alisha will develop and implement a water quality monitoring plan for streams that run through the cities of Walla Walla and College Place in order to collect baseline water quality data and use them to inform restoration priorities for future projects. She will make these data available to the public and other agencies.
2012 Whitman Psychology Dept. Walla Walla, WA Psychology Psychology Research Assistant - To build a basic understanding of age-related changes in memory and cognitive functioning, Julianne will review relevant literature, adminster experimental tests, analyze data and write reports.
2012 Oregon Youth Authority Gladstone, OR Politics Intern to Juvenile Parole Officer, Oregon Youth Authority - OYA's primary mission is to reduce crime and keep the public safe by holding youth accountable for their crimes as well as providing opportunities for reformation. Kate will assist with managing cases and will accompany the parole officer as she oversees each of her parolees and in the process will learn the skills needed to be a juvenile parole officer.
2012 The Hope Heart Institute Bellevue, WA Psychology Community Outreach Intern - Al-Rahim will enhance and supplement the heart-health outreach and awareness campaign by planning and executing summer events and support grant writing.
2012 Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute Seattle, WA BBMB Research Assistant - Taylor will work under the direction of Dr. Eric Lehr, Dr. Glenn Barnhart and the SVHI research coordinators to refine their current valve surgery database and to ensure that the data is up to date and that patients have had the proper follow-up from their valve operation.
2012 Whitman College Biology Dept. Walla Walla, WA BBMB Research Intern - “Team Dendrite” analyzes how interaction with the environment changes brain circuitry and function. Trevor will design and carry out an experiment examining the mechanisms of angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels) in rat brains.
2012 City of Seattle P-Patch Program Seattle, WA Biology Intern - James will help to organize and lead work parties and community meetings to help maintain and improve the Yeslercommunity garden sites, and to develop the Leo site, as well as serving as a line of communication between the community members and the program.
2012 Human Rights Campaign Washington, D.C. Politics Field Summer Intern - Sean will engage HRC members and voters to provide information about potential legislation that could impact the LGBT community and candidate’s stances on LGBT issues in the election, lobby members of congress on key legislation, grassroots electoral field work, canvass, volunteer recruitment, research legislation and electoral candidate’s backgrounds and stances on LGBT issues, as well as data entry.
2012 Seattle Tilth Seattle, WA Sociology / Environmental Studies Farm Steward Intern - Annelise will transition a public nursery site into a market organic farm, develop storage facilities, organize work parties, and teach how to eat nutritionally.
2012 Project U (th) Kent, WA Sociology U(th) Program Director - Project U(th) is a non-profit organization for teens, by teens. Stephanie will collaborate with the Outdoor Leadership Coordinator in order to plan summer recreational activities such as a leadership camp, work within a small budget, maintain and grow community relations and support.
2012 The Defender Association-Racial Disparity Intern Seattle, WA Anthropology The Defender Association Anthropology Intern -TDA has a goal of identifying, analyzing and addressing racial disparity in the criminal justice system. Janaki will collect oral histories and qualitative interviews with some of the project participants.
2012 Pratt Museum Homer, Alaska Sociology / Environmental Studies College Intern - Bailey will help to develop a culture camp held in one of the villages on Kachemak Bay. The aim of the camp is to increase awareness of local Native cultural practices and environmental stewardship among youth, and is a celebration of the traditions and lifestyle of the village tribe.
2012 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR Biology "Research Assistant - Stacey's research will contribute to the lab’s study of the rare inherited cancer predisposition syndrome Fanconi anemia.She will be applying cytogenetic techniques to look at cellular sensitivity to a variety of DNA damage. "
2012 SOS Health Serives of Walla Walla Walla Walla, WA Undeclared Primary Author, Educational Resources for Under-Served Patients - SOS serves patients with chronic medical conditions which could be alleviated by lifestyle modification. Alexandra will create educational pamphlets on common preventable and treatable illnesses in English and Spanish.
2012 Sustainable Style Foundation Seattle, WA Environmental Studies / Sociology Sustainable Style Foundation Intern - SSF is an international, member-supported nonprofit organization founded to educate, provide accessible resources, and create unique programs that promote sustainable living and sustainable design. Talia will conduct research as the Sourcebook requires investigation to find those truly sustainable local hotspots and create easy access links to the sustainable choices in everyday life.
2012 Muir Heritage Land trust Martinez, CA Undeclared Muir Heritage Land Trust Intern - Melissa will compile relevant information from 25 years to support the application for voluntary national accreditation. She will also do field work on stewarded properties culminating in a major fundraiser.
2012 H.T. Odum Florida Springs Institute Gainesville, FL Environmental Studies Ichetucknee Restoration Research Intern - The mission of the H.T. OSI is “to accelerate the restoration and protection of Florida’s springs.” Collin will work on the data collection and analysis necessary to create a prioritized list of actions needed to reverse the negative environmental trends in the system. He will take water samples for chemical testing and assist with ecological inventories.
2012 Starting Right Program-Mailman Segal Center-NOVA Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL Psychology Starting Right Program Intern - TheSRP is an early intervention program for caregivers and children 18-36 months of age with developmental delays in language and social skills. Sarah will be implementing applied behavior analysis techniques to develop and improve specific, individual behavioral goals with each toddler.
2012 Walla Walla Friends Walla Walla, WA BBMB Development Intern - William will research and find acceptable grant opportunities for Friends, write grant applications, manage the grant information database, and write letters to possible funding sources. He will help to provide logistical support with the “Jazz and Wine among Friends” event at the end of the summer.
2012 Group Health Research Institute Seattle, WA BBMB Summer Intern in Obesity and Diabetes Research - Andrew will explore the effects of an intrusive medical-lifestyle intervention and analyze changes in the overall health with a focus on Type ll duabetes. He will analyze patient data and prepare manuscripts for a peer-reviewed publication.
2012 Whitman College Geology Department Walla Walla, WA Geology Field Collection and Lab Preparation of Fossils - In identifying fossil species, Bridget will do numerical analysis of specimens, analytical work using Whitman’s new Scanning Electron Microscope on fossilized teeth to study wear patterns, as well as photographing these specimens.
2012 Helpline Walla Walla, WA Philosophy Social Work Intern - Wyatt will engage clients to understand their needs related to their income and living conditions in order for Helpline to assist them and provide services to them on site or give them vouchers to receive service elsewhere.
2012 Columbia Land Trust Vancouver, WA Biology Land Stewardship Intern - Tom will assist with the evaluation, restoration, and monitoring of conserved lands. He will work on vegetation mapping and classification, as well as ecological integrity assessments of property and mapping and controlling invasive species and assisting with the general restoration of Trust land.
2012 The Rescue Mission Tacoma, WA Chemistry / Philosophy Men's Shelter, Challenge Learning, and Youth Program Intern -Stanislav will receive and distribute them and be involved in the small groups that focus on spirituality. He will facilitate and encourage adults to pursue more education and host a science project for the children’s camp and generally tutor the older youth.
2012 Senator Maria Cantwell Spokane, WA Politics Intern with the Office of Senator Maria Cantwell - Elaine will organize files, help constituents and acquire information for the senator and her staff.
2012 Imaging the World Bellevue, WA Biology "Global Health Program Intern - The ITW mission is to provide diagnostic imaging to patients in rural communities. Arika will track and monitor progress in clinics in rural Uganda in the implementation of a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges program. She will also assist in marketing and fundraising.
2012 McSweeney's San Francisco, CA English Publication Intern - Sabrina will read submissions, make preliminary eliminations, and, after reading manuscripts from agents, write book reports for the editor-in-chief. She will also conduct copy-editing for The Quarterly Concern, fact checking for The Believer, and help with research for new projects.
2012 Yakima Valley Community Foundation Yakima, WA Undeclared Yakima Valley Community Foundation Intern - Isabel will update the technology system and social media for more well-organized communication throughout the foundation, specifically between board members; and assist with the Youth Advisory Council- a committee of students that decide which nonprofits to fund with a $50,000 grant.
2011 Friends of the Orphans Bellevue, WA Race & Ethnic Studies Friends of the Orphans is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting – through fundraising and volunteering – the homes run by Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. Claire will be working in the Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue gaining an understanding of the fundraising process for international non-profits. Through community outreach in schools and churches she will plan and implement at least two fundraising events.
2011 People for Parks Venice, CA Sociology People for Parks is a non-profit organization that helps to achieve access to recreation areas and green spaces in the most underprivileged communities in Los Angeles. Julia, under the supervision of the Executive Director for People for Parks, will be compiling research, helping with One Watts programs and the Markham Middle School project, and organizing People for Parks’ annual Fall Fundraiser.
2011 Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Walla Walla, WA Politics The Walla Walla Foundation promotes the history, culture, and commerce of downtown Walla Walla through different approaches including economic, design, promotion and organization. Alethea will work with the DWWF to promote healthy youth community activities, to help organize the Sweet Onion Festival, and to establish and maintain DWWF’s contact with local non-profit and volunteer organizations.
2011 The Whale Museum Soundwatch Program Friday Harbor, WA Biology-Environmental Studies The Soundwatch program primarily protects endangered killer whales by researching the effects of specific threats, by providing boaters with regulations and guidelines for operation, and by collecting field data. Shannon will work on the education patrol vessel and will also collect data on the compliance of guidelines and regulations of commercial and recreational vessels.
2011 Cinda B Fort Wayne, IN Economics and English Cinda B focuses on the design of a variety of bags, including totes, purses, and luggage. Allison will monitor marketing trends, participate in the development of sales objectives and promotion/marketing strategies, and review raw material supplier offerings. She will also develop relationships with distributors and retail store owners and help develop social networking strategies to enhance name recognition.
2011 King Lab Seattle, WA Biology The King Lab uses experimental and bioinformatics genomics tools to learn about breast and ovarian cancer, schizophrenia, and inherited deafness. Lauren will sequence DNA from families that have a history of cancer, search for mutations of BRCA1, BRCA2, and other genes related to breast and ovarian cancer, and consider the possible contributions of modifier genes.
2011 University of Washington Department of Biochemistry Seattle, WA BBMB Dr. Morris, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Washington, has created a line of mice whose ribosomes are tagged with hemagglutinin and is studying how the genetic disease Fragile X Syndrome disrupts normal protein composition in the brain. Samuel will be trying to determine which mRNA transcripts are regulated by the faulty protein FMRP by using “Ribo-Tag” mice. Samuel’s job will be to homogenize the brain tissue and use immunoprecipitation to isolate the ribosomes that were selectively tagged.
2011 Chinese Information Service Center Seattle, WA Economics CISC helps Asian immigrants adjust to the state and become active contributors to their communities. CISC informs the immigrants of their legal rights and helps them develop skills to enter the work force and how to succeed within the education system. Leonila will track donations and run fundraising analysis reports, draft and send thank you letters to donors, research stories and interview CISC workers/volunteers, write content for the quarterly newsletter, work with CISC’s Executive Director and Fund Development Associate, and assist with ESL training.
2011 Vernon Laboratory (Whitman College) Walla Walla, WA BBMB The Vernon Lab works to discover plant genes and determine their function through research that is done on a small weed, Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a model species used for studies of plant biology. Amy will carry out experiments that investigate the functions of newly discovered plant genes. She will clone genes and analyze DNA, use microscopy, and characterize gene knock out mutants. She will also be trained on and use cutting edge technology, such as Whitman’s new scanning electron microscope and confocal microscope. Finally, she will assist in plant care and well as development of research materials.
2011 Copper Canyon Press Port Townsend, WA English Copper Canyon Press is a non-profit organization that independently publishes poetry from emerging and established writers worldwide. Philip will read unsolicited submissions and write “reader’s reports” for copy editors and designers. He will also help compile and lay out final manuscripts, catalog back inventory, participate in weekly staff meetings, research author backgrounds, and attend pre-sales and cover art meetings
2011 San Francisco City Impact San Francisco, CA Art History and Pre-Health San Francisco City Impact is a charitable organization that serves about 10,000 homeless individuals. Laura will be interning at the Rescue Mission. She will work with the director to build relationships with those the charity serves, gain insight on legal issues, aid support groups, reach out to donors, and operate the food bank.
2011 Virginia Mason Benaroya Research Institute Seattle, WA BBMB BRI is an extension of the Virginia Mason Medical Center. It specializes in biomedical research, particularly autoimmune diseases. Dandi will survey the genome of the Australian lungfish, examining the relationship between its gene size and its unusually large genome size.
2011 Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide Eugene, OR Environmental Studies/Sociology ELAW assists and supports public interest environmental lawyers and scientists working in their own countries to protect the environment through law. Aleah will assist on the Haiti project, translate between French and English, manage legal and scientific resources, aid in developing online collaboration tools, help coordinate the Summer Fellowship Program, and provide aid for other projects.
2011 Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer Washington D.C. Politics Congressman Earl Blumenauer is the representative for the Third District of Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives. Suzanne will work on Capitol Hill, be trained in legislative research and then be partnered with a legislative aid in order to produce independent research on a policy issue that interests her. She will be trained in the management of a Congressional office, manage incoming mail and be taught the basics of the legislative process, political strategy, organizing, and communications.
2011 Walla Walla Public Library Walla Walla, WA English The Walla Walla Public Library is dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for the Walla Walla community and instilling a love of reading in patrons of all ages. Kelsey will work as a Literacy Outreach Intern and be primarily focused on collaborating with youth organizations in the community, increasing participation in library programming, especially the Summer Reading Program. She will also utilize her Spanish skills to reach out to English as a Second Language students.
2011 Illumination Arts Publich Company Kirkland, WA English Illumination Arts is a children’s publishing company that publishes books to inspire, enlighten, and bring joy to its young readers. Chelsea will gain first-hand experience running a small publishing company by editing manuscripts, reviewing submissions, and writing copy for promotional materials. She will also have the opportunity to meet with authors and illustrators and contribute to the process of readying manuscripts for publication.
2011 Vernon Laboratory (Whitman College) Walla Walla, WA BBMB The lab of Professor Dan Vernon is dedicated to studying the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, whose genome has been completely sequenced like the human genome. Kendra will work as a research assistant, and through experimentation will explore the functions of the recently discovered plant genes Ras-group-related Leucine-rich repeat proteins.
2011 Project Minnesota/Leon Minneapolis, MN Spanish & Politics The PML is a nonprofit organization that seeks to build understanding and goodwill between the state of Minnesota in the U.S. and the province of Leon in Nicaragua. Erik will compile materials and create a curriculum for U.S. based delegations to use for exchange trips. He will also be responsible for updating the organization’s web resources related to delegations to complement the curriculum he develops.
2011 Ruth Dykeman Children's Center Seattle, WA Psychology RDCC provides residential and community based services to children in need. Robyn will work on a collaborative, clinical team and be responsible for planning and directing recreational, education and therapeutic group activities. She will model, promote and teach about appropriate behavior and living skills, provide feedback to the kids, and provide careful supervision.
2011 Project Learning Tree Denver, CO Environmental Studies/Geology PLT is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Colorado State Forest Service that works to enhance environmental education and children’s appreciation of the outdoors through training, workshops, and other programs for educators. Abbye will plan and prepare for workshops, conferences, and meetings. She will be in charge of logistics of such events including finding locations, organizing materials for workshops, providing food, and helping with the marketing and communications for the events and the recording of meetings.
2011 Psychology Department (Whitman College) Walla Walla, WA Psychology The Cognitive Aging Lab directed by Matthew Prull explores the many intricacies of memory and cognition in young and older adults. Alyssa will manage one or more ongoing research studies in the lab. She will read the relevant scientific literature for background, learn to administer various psychological tests and measures, contact and schedule individual experimental sessions, run sessions in which behavioral data are collected and analyze the data.
2011 Painted Sage Farm Daniel, WY Environmental Humanities & Studio Art Painted Sage Farm is a fully functional farm that consists of 20 acres where free-range hens, turkeys and heritage hogs are raised. William will work in all aspects of the farm, including management and business, harvesting, and upkeep. He will develop the Community Food Assessment and will work with local and rural farm policy by organizing the community around legislation to adopt a local food policy for the town of Pinedale. He will prepare the weekly online newsletter and maintain the Intern Blog.
2011 U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration Washington D.C. Politics The NTIA is a branch of the US Dept. of Commerce responsible for advising the executive branch on Internet and telecom policy. Margaret will provide support in conducting research necessary to maintain the broadband map, help manage the office’s press coverage, update and contribute to BroadbandUSA, manage social media and participate in staff and policy meetings.
2011 Classical King FM Seattle, WA Music KING FM is a public classical radio station that broadcasts from Seattle and actively participates in Seattle’s classical music community, sponsoring events such as the KING FM Young Artist Awards. Carrie will focus on writing and producing programming material. She will look through archives of interviews and other resources then compile relevant material. She will create 30-60 second informational segments and write informational material designed to be interspersed with the music.
2011 Steven Dona Architecture and Planning Kirkland, WA Philosophy Steven Dona Architecture and Planning focuses on designing and remodeling residences and businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest. Timothy will draft, creating three-dimensional digital models, work on presentations for clients, develop methods for generating online business, work on the architectural appeal of the firm’s website, and visit job sites.
2011 The Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (Stanford University School of Medicine) Stanford, CA Psychology CIBSR focuses on research that may change the lives of those living with disorders of the brain, studying in detail how certain disabilities affect individuals, come to pass, and can be treated. Natalie will process data collected from 2008 forward through magnetic resonance imaging. She will support behavioral/neuropsychological scoring and management of the database and will aid in data collection for 50 children involved in the study.
2011 Undriving Seattle, WA Art History & Visual Culture Studies Undriving seeks to spread awareness and instigate changes involving alternative transportation methods and the importance of reducing dependence upon cars. Amelia will work directly under Julia Field, the Founder and Program Director of Undriving. She will research, write and photograph for marketing and other communications, plan and coordinate events, run the Undriver Licensing Station, fulfill orders for Undriver Licenses ordered online, participate in fundraising events, and assist with developing the Training Manual for other organizations to use when the adopt Undriver Licensing.
2011 Mode Records New York City, NY Music Mode Records is a record label focusing on publishing “new music,” including contemporary classical and avant-garde as well as jazz and improvisatory music. Carissa will update and modify the Mode website, help develop a database for online sales, help develop and expand Mode’s presence in social media, and generally assist with various aspects of current projects.
2011 City Club of Portland Portland, OR Politics The City Club of Portland focuses in engaging citizens in the Portland area in discussion, research, and activities regarding issues important to them. Libby will work solely for the four executive staff members, aiding on research and development projects. She will edit final versions of reports, assist with launching the civics education research study, review and refine the research database, research prospective donors, and help with other developmental efforts.
2011 91.5 KUNC: Community Radio for Colorado Greeley, CO English KUNC is an independent public radio station that provides diverse music and award-winning local and national news coverage. William will be a Production Assistant, a position designed to give him an overview of broadcasting with significant opportunities to develop technical skills. He will write and edit daily 30 second promotional spots, help with on-air fundraising, and shadow the reporters and sound engineers.
2010 Zorig Foundation Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Economics The Zorig Foundation works to promote the values of democracy, reinforce human rights, freedom and social justice, and strives to improve the system of transparency and accountability of state and government to the public of Mongolia. Enkhjin will supervise the University Scholarship Program, which raises funds for students who have shown academic success in high school but cannot afford to continue higher education. She will also develop a climate change awareness program that aims to educate and activate youth in Mongolia.
2010 Beartooth Wildlife Research, LLC Farmington, MN Biology / Environmental Studies Beartooth Wildlife Research is a research organization that focuses on mammal and bird species, especially those of concern for conservation. Aiden will work on a project involving pika (Ochotona princeps), which are currently under consideration for listing and protection under the Endangered Species Act. Aiden will measure daily the impact of temperature and terrain on pika behavior in the North Cascades.
2010 CAUSA/AMIGOS Salem, OR Politics CAUSA works to educate, organize, and mobilize the immigrant population in Oregon, as well as promotes awareness of immigrant issues, fights discrimination and anti-immigration legislation, and advocates for comprehensive immigration reform. Mara will plan and coordinate rallies, marches, delegation orientation meetings, and educational forums. She will also specifically work to educate the Latino community about immigration reform, housing, employment, and other issues.
2010 University of Hawai’i at Manoa – Center for Conservation Research and Training (CCRT)/Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) Honolulu, HI Biology The Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the Center for Conservation Research and Training trains undergraduate students, interns, and graduate students in conservation biology, specifically focusing on native Pacific Island species and their habitats. Taylor will work in the field and laboratory to protect endemic island snails from another invasive predatory snail, which was introduced to Hawai’i as a failed method of biocontrol.
2010 Washington State Department of Natural Resources Olympia, WA Geology / Environmental Studies The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is responsible for 5.8 million acres of forest, range, agriculture, aquatic, and commercial lands for the state of Washington. Deirdre will serve as a communications intern in the office of Communication and Outreach, managing several of the department’s social media initiatives.
2010 The Center for Bioethics at Columbia University New York City, NY Philosophy The Center for Bioethics at Columbia University engages in scientific research in the field of bioethics, promotes learning by creating educational opportunities, and shares relevant research with the public. Elana will be working on a study regarding the social stigma of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), specifically focusing on comparing goals of ASD researchers and parents of ASD children.
2010 Center for Justice Spokane, WA Philosophy The Center for Justice is a non-profit organization comprised of lawyers, legal interns, and volunteers dedicated to fighting legal battles on behalf of issues and people who are voiceless in and around the Spokane area. The Center tackles such issues as environmental justice, law enforcement misconduct, prisoner rights and services, workplace and housing discrimination, individual constitutional rights, and poverty law. Thomas will run the Summer Driver Re-Licensing Classes which meet bi-monthly in order to help ex-convicts re-enter society and find work, as well as serve as facilitator and intake coordinator for the Center’s Street Law program.
2010 Fabric of Life, Schillios Development Foundation Edmonds, WA History The Fabric of Life is a non-profit organization that supports the Hèrè Jè Cooperative Center/Trade School in Mali. The foundation has a Fair Trade store that sells hand dyed fabric, bags, and beaded jewelry that the students at Hèrè Jè learn to make. Alyssa will help create promotional materials for fundraising campaigns, plan events to increase exposure of products for sale in the store, and begin research to expand the organization’s reach to the Middle East and Central/Southeast Asia.
2010 Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle, WA Biology The Veterans Association Puget Sound Health Care System actively supports research targeting common veteran disorders in order to foster further education and optimize patient care. Stephanie will be engaged in laboratory research in the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center that focuses on Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
2010 Portland Beavers and Timbers Media Relations Portland, OR Geology / Environmental Studies The Media Relations department of the Portland Beavers, a Triple A baseball team, and the Timbers, a minor league soccer team, is responsible for sharing information about the teams, games, and players with the general public. David will photograph pre-game events, in-game action, post-game festivities, and team-sponsored community activities to assist the Media Relations department in its mission.
2010 Compass Community Services San Francisco, CA Sociology Compass Community Services provides families with transitioning programs to facilitate the upward movement from poverty to stable independency. Amanda will serve as a camp counselor for at-risk children, coordinating various activities, including participation in San Francisco’s many cultural events and programs. She will also spend her time working at Clara House, a two-year transitional housing program.
2010 Land Stewardship Project Minneapolis, MN Politics / Environmental Studies The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) works at the federal, state, and local levels to advocate for policies and practices that support sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, and community revitalization. Robin will be researching state and federal agriculture policy, interacting with LSP members on policy issues, and working independently on a project regarding factory farms and unfair property tax and corporate oligopolies.
2010 The Peace Corps Washington D.C. History The Peace Corps trains volunteer American citizens and sends them overseas to communities where they evaluate community needs and implement agriculture, business, education, community development, and health projects. Julia will work to usher applicants through the selection process, while participating in special presentations and forums.
2010 Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival Walla Walla, WA Music Theory The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival was established in 2007 to promote high-quality performance of art music in the greater Walla Walla Valley region. Jackson will be involved in a multitude of activities surrounding the music festival, including data collection about the audience, production and logistics, management of ticket sales and customer service, report preparation for grantees and sponsors, and planning for future festivals.
2010 Professor K. Golden's Research Lab (Whitman College) Walla Walla, WA BBMB Professor Kendra Golden’s research studies techniques and methods involved in the usage of phage therapy as a legitimate alternative to antibiotics as an antibacterial agent. Matt will specifically study the effect of T4 Lytic bateriophage as an antibacterial agent on E. coli B lab strain bacteria injected in Manduca sexta hornworms.
2010 Professor D. Lindsey's Lab (Walla Walla University) Walla Walla, WA Biology The research in Professor David Lindsey’s laboratory looks at ubiquitin and how it is linked to growth and development. David will specifically study an enzyme in Dictyostelium discoideum, UpbA, which is involved in a pathway that uses ubiquitin as a marker to degrade proteins.
2010 Tostan International Mbour, Senegal English Tostan International works to facilitate holistic development amongst rural communities in West and East Africa through functional literacy training for adult women. The training empowers women to become more active in their communities, create their own businesses, and recognize programs and practices that may be hurting their families and villages. Matthew will document community achievements as a result of these training programs through collecting data and conducting interviews, utilizing the information to prepare reports for donors and future planning.
2010 The Chocolate Farm San Vito, Costa Rica Environmental Humanities The Chocolate Farm aims to recreate an organic farm model that is run in a traditional, self-sufficient, and sustainable way. The innovative project hopes to restore older organic farming practices with new technologies and create a closed-loop system that produces minimum waste and lots of chocolate. Lara will participate in almost every aspect of the farm from constructing a functional composting system to harvesting the cacao pods and processing the beans.
2010 The Office of Senator Patty Murray Washington D.C. Race & Ethnic Studies / Politics As the Democratic Representative of Washington State, Senator Patty Murray is committed to representing families in Washington State. Heather will spend a portion of her time supporting the office administration, as well as concentrating her efforts on legislative support.
2010 University of Costa Rica -- Language, Philology, and Philosophy School San Jose, Costa Rica Spanish / Environmental Humanities The University of Costa Rica is one of the premier institutions of higher education in Central America. Taylor will serve primarily as translator in the Language, Philology, and Philosophy School, helping to prepare documents and translate materials for the university to provide for increased global accessibility.
2010 World Relief Kent, WA English World Relief’s main goal is to help newly arrived refugees transition to life in America. The organization’s work includes assisting with housing and jobs, teaching English, and providing guidance for understanding and adapting to American culture. Alex will be working one-on-one with refugees, connecting them to resources such as health or child care and personally assisting with their needs.
2010 Oregon Research Institute Eugene, OR Spanish The Oregon Research Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of human behavior, including topics such as depression, problem behavior in youth, cessation of smoking, and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. William will be working on the Community and Schools Together project aimed at the prevention of childhood obesity by promoting healthy dietary and exercise behaviors, specifically supporting Latino families through translation and outreach strategies.
2010 Sustainable South Sound Olympia, WA Environmental Studies / Sociology Sustainable South Sound is a grassroots organization whose mission is to lead the transformation to a sustainable community through education, advocacy, action, and celebration. Linnea will work on a variety of projects, including a community garden database, a Sustainable Urban Homestead Tour, and an expansion of the Sustainable South Sound’s resource webpage.
2010 Professor K. Hoffman's Physics Lab (Whitman College) Walla Walla, WA Natural Math & Sciences The research in Professor Kurt Hoffman’s laboratory primarily focuses on the generation of low-density glass materials with the goal of creating efficient optical materials. Freddy will serve as a research assistant, planning and executing experiments and recording data in the laboratory that will contribute to the mission of the project.
2010 Christian Aid Center Walla Walla, WA Art The Christian Aid Center is a non-profit organization that serves the homeless and low-income population of Walla Walla through emergency shelter, meals, counseling, and case management. Julia will design and implement a summer program for children whose families are receiving services from the Christian Aid Center, as well as support the Center in a number of administrative functions.
2010 Dezan Shira & Associates Hanoi, Vietnam Economics Dezan Shira and Associates is a boutique professional services firm providing foreign direct investment business advisory, tax, accounting, payroll, and due diligence services for multinational clients in China, Hong Kong, India, and Vietnam. As a Business Development Intern, Thu will perform intensive research projects on the legal set-up procedure and tax issues for foreign investors in the northern provinces of Vietnam, as well as collaborate with colleagues in other offices to facilitate the establishment of foreign-related enterprises.
2010 Biology Department (Eastern Washington University) Cheney, WA Biology / Asian Studies The research of Professor Andrea Castillo at EWU examines the pathogenesis of the Helicobacter pylori bacterium. Thanh will develop precise research questions to identify the factors and DNA sequences that promote colonization of the bacterium and encourage the development of gastric disease. She will engage in the generation, collection, manipulation, and interpretation of data in pursuit of answers to her research questions.
2010 Office of English Language Programs, United States Department of State Washington D.C. History The Office of English Language Programs provides support, through US Embassies and staff, to programs that teach English to key areas around the world. Derek will serve as an administrative liaison to embassies and program partners around the globe, as well as participate in geographic regional public diplomacy meetings.
2010 Department of Transplantation Surgery, UCSF San Francisco, CA Biology The transplant research sector of UCSF represents a multidisciplinary collaboration focused specifically on improving transplantation as a treatment protocol via innovative research and clinical application. Bethany will conduct experimental protocols as part of a study of the safety and efficacy of kidney and liver transplantation in patients with HIV.
2010 US Federal Reserve, Helena Branch Helena, MT Economics / Spanish The Federal Reserve has three primary responsibilities: monetary policy, banking supervision and regulation, and bank services. Joel will research and develop an education module that can be delivered to high school students that will cover the role of banking and the Federal Reserve. He will also work on a project that makes comparisons between Montana and other states on the financial concepts and skills education provided to public school students.
2010 Classical KING FM 98.1 Seattle, WA Music KING FM is devoted to the quality broadcast of classical music to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Rachel’s primary focus will be to expand KING FM’s community connections through previews and broadcasts of local performances. She will participate in the day-to-day operations of the station, while also contributing to on-air programming.
2009 Ethos Music Center Portland, OR Music Composition / Theory Ethos Music Center is a non-profit organization committed to providing affordable music education for underprivileged youth. Marshall will intern as a music teacher's assistant, helping prepare and teach their curriculum. Marshall will be given an opportunity to write short pieces of music for the children to play which will challenge him as a teacher and a composer.
2009 CASA Latina Seattle, WA Sociology/Spanish CASA Latina is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower Latino immigrants through employment and educational opportunities. Helen will be interning as the CASA Latina Household Helpers Program dispatcher and will be receiving phone calls from employers and dispatching workers to the employer’s locations as well as assisting the Latina women with any needs they might have by using her Spanish speaking skills.
2009 The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Walla Walla, WA English The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is a news organization which covers local, national and international news. Luc will intern as a staff reporter with daily writing assignments and the possibility of investigative reporting as the summer progresses with increasing independence to find and follow up on leads and stories.
2009 Free Press Washington D.C. Politics Free Press is a non-profit and non-partisan national organization which seeks to reform the media by seeking a strong, diverse ownership of media and universal access to communications. Russell will work at Free Press as a Policy Research Intern researching and writing issue briefings, investigating FCC dockets and activities, and aiding in the filing of detailed legal documents.
2009 The Grove Review Portland, OR English The Grove Review is a semi-annual literary journal which publishes poetry, short fiction, and visual art submissions with a mission “to foster a vibrant artistic community.” Margaux will serve as editorial intern directly participating in the editorial process of the journal, working primarily in the Short Fiction Department. She will have the opportunity to learn new software applications, perform layout work and have the opportunity to be involved with advertising, marketing, and Web site maintenance.
2009 University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Berkeley, CA Art History & Visual Culture One of the largest university art museums in the United States, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), the BAM/PFA presents innovative and challenging perspectives on art and artists from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. Matthew will work directly with the Director of the museum assisting in research and administrative aspects of running a museum with a focus on establishing a proposed exhibition of post-War European painting.
2009 University of Hawaii at Manoa Psychology Department Honolulu, HI Psychology The University of Hawai’i at Manoa Psychology Laboratory focuses on development, study, and scrutiny of scientific hypotheses and theories in order to increase understanding of psychobiology and cognitive neuroscience. Carl will work as a Psychobiological Research Intern performing animal behavioral testing and brain histology and analysis as well as performing lab maintenance and animal preparation.
2009 Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Walla Walla, WA Environmental Studies / Politics Blue Mountain Heart to Heart is a non-profit organization that works in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C prevention and education while providing services and care to those infected and affected by the diseases. Lissa will intern as a Project and Case Management Assistant working as a Spanish speaking liaison, serving as a case manager for 35 HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C positive clients. She is also working with DSHS regarding healthcare, mental health and insurance for these clients.
2009 Planning and Conservation League Sacramento, CA Environmental Studies / Politics The Planning and Conservation League (PCL) is a non-profit advocacy organization working with state government to enact and implement policies to protect and restore the California environment. Ari will work as PCL Foundation’s Global Warming Program intern organizing summits and workshops to help groups of activists and communities adapt to climate change. Ari will attend California legislative and policy making sessions participating in discussions between environmental groups and members of the legislature.
2009 Grand Canyon Trust Flagstaff, AZ Environmental Humanities The Grand Canyon Trust is a non-profit organization advocating ecological, economic, and community development for the protection and restoration of the Colorado Plateau. Elena will intern as a Summer Field Researcher assisting with compiling and analyzing field data and volunteer programs. Research will focus on beaver habitat for sufficiency of food and construction material as well as monitoring the results of the 2007-2008 research data.
2009 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle, WA History The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is comprised of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians working together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases. Maryn will work as the Development Office Special Events Intern assisting with post-event “fall out” from the May “Premier Chefs Dinner,” organizing the “Shore Run” and “Climb to Fight Breast Cancer” taking place in June. Maryn will also learn from others in the Development Office to assist with her career path of working in development.
2009 National College of Natural Medicine Portland, OR Race & Ethnic Studies The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) provides training for students in the art and science of natural medicine, both naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine. Emily will be working as a Community Clinic Intern identifying ways to collect data from 16 community clinics within Multnomah County with a goal of receiving additional funding for the clinics. Emily will also provide Spanish translation between patients and the doctors.
2009 Whitman College Psychology Department Social Relations Lab Walla Walla, WA Psychology The Social Relations Lab in Whitman College’s Psychology Department conducts research on social consequences. Serenita will assist in designing and conducting research on human subjects, collecting data, and conducting literature reviews as well as performing general organizational lab duties. The ability to gain experience works well with Serenita’s desire to attend graduate school to study Psychology.
2009 KCTS 9 Public Broadcasting Station Seattle, WA Politics KCTS 9 is a Seattle non-profit Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) which airs local and national programs as an independent media source. Alice will intern in the Community Outreach Department assisting in coordinating logistics for large-scale events such as Hispanic SeaFair, parent workshops for preschool education, updating newsletters and the Web site as well as utilizing her Spanish speaking skills.
2009 Cook Inletkeeper Homer, AK Environmental Studies / Sociology Cook Inletkeeper is a non-profit organization that combines education, activism, and science in its mission to protect Alaska’s Cook Inlet watershed and dependent life. Elli will work as an Outreach Intern supporting water quality monitoring efforts, assisting with research on climate change impacts on local salmon streams, and helping to coordinate outreach and education efforts for beach and marine debris programs.
2009 University of California San Diego Medical Center Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) Program San Diego, CA Biology The SPIN Program at UCSD Medical Center focuses studies on how human breast milk can be fed to premature infants in their neonatal unit, identifying ingredients in human breast milk to improve the overall nutritional and neurodevelopment outcomes in preterm babies. Taylor’s internship will primarily focus on a study that looks at the fortification of breast milk via nutritional supplements given to mothers of premature infants by analyzing mother’s milk in a hospital setting.
2009 Whitman College Biology Department Walla Walla, WA BBMB Brian will study the efficacy of phage therapy using nanometer sized viruses to infect and kill bacterial cells to prevent the spread of bacterial infection (E. Coli) in the tobacco hornworm organism by injecting the virus and analyzing the results of the testing. One of Brian’s career goals is to develop a new acne drug. Phage therapy has a potential to selectively target the bacterium that is correlated with acne. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, a phage that targets the bacterium could be the future for acne treatment or at least a step in the right direction.
2009 Smith Barney Kennewick, WA Economics Smith Barney is a global, private wealth management unit of Citi Bank and is a leading provider of comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. As Marketing Intern, Etienne will assist in the organization of events aimed at future clients, perform office responsibilities associated with the business and learn how to analyze charts which help predict future trends in the financial markets.
2009 Illumination Arts Publishing Company Bellevue, WA English Illumination Arts is a privately owned publishing company focused on providing inspiring children’s stories with beautiful illustrations in a “family-like” atmosphere. Kate will be involved in basic office operations as well as reviewing and editing manuscripts, writing for promotional purposes and filling book orders.
2009 People for Puget Sound and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition Seattle, WA Environmental Humanities / Spanish These two environmental non-profit organizations strive to educate and encourage community members to take an active role in the betterment of the Puget Sound and the Duwamish River. Taylor will participate in a shared internship between the two organizations focusing on outreach education, program implementation and volunteer coordination.
2009 Asia Foundation Hanoi, Vietnam Economics Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports and promotes projects in the fields of civil society, women’s empowerment, economic reform and development and international relations. Trang will intern as Project Assistant focusing on development issues in Vietnam caused by urbanization and industrialization, and with designing and implementing development programs
2009 University of Washington Department of Biology - Botany Greenhouse Seattle, WA Biology Katie will intern as a Greenhouse Research Assistant assuming responsibility for research and teaching collections in the greenhouse gaining knowledge of various plants and their proper growing environments as well as providing educational tours of the facility targeted at educating K-12 students. She plans to pursue a PhD in Biology, then a career involving plant research.
2009 Whitman College Biology Department – Knight Laboratory Walla Walla, WA Neuroscience The Knight Laboratory at Whitman College seeks to further advance neurobiological research in the area of brain control of movement and motor learning. The study investigates neurobiology of eye and head movements in humans and mice. Hayley is preparing for a career in Neurobiological research and medicine. She is considering the area of pre-natal neural development and perhaps becoming an OB/GYN.
2009 The Nature Conservancy San Francisco, CA Environmental Studies / Politics The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental organization whose mission is to preserve plants, animals, and natural communities through conservation. Ben will intern with the Global Mediterranean Habitat Team conducting research into sustainable agricultural practices focusing on the wine industry and intern with the North & Central Coast Team assisting with a comprehensive inventory of native and invasive grasslands vegetation species in various California counties.
2009 Seattle Opera Seattle, WA Music Seattle Opera is a non-profit performing arts organization committed to providing musically and dramatically compelling opera to the Pacific Northwest. Logan will intern in the music library at the opera house and will be responsible for all the printed music used by the organization in the production of a show. In addition to examining the printed music for errors, marking string bowings, and creating practice scores, Logan will be bar coding and entering data from scores, CDs, and books to create a computer catalogue of the music library’s holdings.
2009 Whitman College Biology Department – Knight Laboratory Walla Walla, WA Biology The Knight Laboratory at Whitman College seeks to further advance neurobiological research in the area of brain control of movement and motor learning. The study investigates neurobiology of eye and head movements in humans and mice. As a research assistant, Kali will be responsible for general animal care, preparation of specimens for histology (microscopic tissue study) and if time allows basic aseptic surgical technique and injections of neuroanatomical tracer.
2009 Thundering Hooves Touchet, WA Environmental Humanities Thundering Hooves is a fourth-generation family farm focusing on the sustainable production of 100% grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free meats as well as educating the public on the environmental and health benefits of their products. Chloe will intern as a farm laborer learning tasks associated with farm maintenance: combine driving, herd management, milking, fence building, etc. Twice weekly, Chloe will work with a USDA inspector at the mobile processing facility learning how to perform sanitation checks and inspect carcasses and organs for disease, along with the proper filling out of paperwork for the processing facility.
2008 The Hope Heart Institute Bellevue, WA Biology The student worked with the Education Team and in Clinical Research. She assisted with fundraising, worked with the Take Heart program teachers, assisted researchers in the lab, and engage with the public in discussion about heart disease prevention at community events.
2008 "Team Dendrite" Wallace/Withers Neurobiology Research Lab Walla Walla, WA Biology The student researched the maturation of the "receiving end" of neurons: the dendrite. Using antibody staining, she determined patterns of protein localization within the dendrite that occurs over time. Using this information, she wrote a chapter characterizing the stages of maturation of the dendrite and submitted it to an undergraduate journal.
2008 1Sky Global Climate Change Campaign National Office Takoma Park, MD Sociology / Environmental Studies This organization strives to provide solutions for global climate change. The student helped the campaign with advocacy, communications, outreach, research as well as developing and mobilizing programs needed to pass climate change legislation.