Career Development Office - Internships & Summer Jobs
Gertrude Albert Heller Memorial Grant
The Gertrude Heller Fund was established at Haverford to encourage
students to work with individuals with developmentally disabilities/neurological
disorders in direct care. (areas include, but are not limited to individuals
with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, to name a
If you are considering a project this summer (e.g. working at a summer camp for the developmentally disabled) for which you need financial assistance, you are invited to submit a funding request form and proposal, outlining your project, biographical background, and financial need to Career Development (HC), by the deadline. Please be sure to explain the connection between your proposal and purpose of the grant.
Stipends from $1000 - $3500 will be awarded to the students with the most outstanding proposals. Open to Bryn Mawr and Haverford students who are currently first year students, sophomores and juniors
Before you submit your proposal, please discuss your proposed project with Marilou Allen in 8th Dimension 896-1183 or Amy M. Feifer in Career Development 896-1181.
Past projects and organizations include:
- New England Center Children: working with children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders.
- ARC of Cape May County
- Camp Courageous
- Meeting Street School
- La Escuela de Enseñanza Especial de Heredia
- Amigos de Las Americas, Mexico: Field Supervisor for volunteers on public health projects, and volunteer for public health community sanitation project.
- Action AIDS, Philadelphia, PA: Providing direct care to individuals with HIV or AIDS.
- Annunciation House, El Paso, TX: Shelter which provides shelter, food and medical services. Many of the clients have or are in danger of neurological disorders.
- Juventud por Juventud, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Helping abandoned children and homeless adults. Many of the adults have neurological impairments.
- Jabberwocky, a camp for mentally and physically disabled individuals.