Many students take advantage of the internship opportunities presented by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center and the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center each summer.

2013 Summer Internship Blogs

  • Decentered

    Decentered

    Return and return again this summer for the aggregated highs and lows; trials and tribulations; and annotated bibliographies and corrected drafts of Hurford Center-sponsored student interns and researchers.
  • Generative Gardening

    Generative Gardening

    Ben Bergman '14 will be maintaining the student garden at Haverford College Apartments (HCA).
  • Belfast

    Living Life in the Belfast Lane

    Abigail Brown '14 is interning with Community Restorative Justice Ireland in Belfast.
  • LAFIECO

    LAFIECO

    Katie Ulrich '14 is spending her summer working at the Laboratory of Plant Physiological Ecology (LAFIECO) at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Indonesia Research Program

    Indonesia Research Program

    Faatimah Jafiq BMC '15 and Sam Hersh '15 will be sharing their experiences in Indonesia.
  • Michigan Land Use Institute

    Michigan Land Use Institute

    Zoë McAlear '16 is in Traverse City, Michigan producing articles on Food and Farming, Clean Energy, and Thriving Communities.
  • Oaxaca

    Linguistic Adventures in Oaxaca

    Helen Felker '16 and Alex Mannix BMC '15 will be interning with Centro Academico y Cultural San Pablo in Oaxaca, Mexico this summer.
  • Amity Foundation

    Amity Foundation

    Alan Herrera-Flores '15 and Alesia Lujan-Hernandez '16 are blogging from Nanjing, China this summer.

2012 Summer Internship Blogs

  • Decentered

    Decentered

    Return and return again this summer for the aggregated highs and lows; trials and tribulations; and annotated bibliographies and corrected drafts of Hurford Center-sponsored student interns and researchers.
  • ProNica, Nicaragua

    ProNica - Nicaragua

    Associate Prof. of Independent College Programs Kaye Edwards and 10 Haverford students are visiting Nicaragua for a 10-day educational delegation led by ProNica, a Quaker organization. Half of the delegates will stay on for CPGC internships.
  • ProNica, Nicaragua

    Golden Baobab Prize

    Helen Farley '14 is spending her CPGC internship in Accra, Ghana working to promote African children's literature.
  • Generative Gardening

    Generative Gardening

    Stuart Hean '14 will be working with the CPGC on maintaining the student garden at HCA and working to expand the current garden with new raised beds.
  • Michigan Land Use Institute

    Michigan Land Use Institute

    Marie Greaney '14 is spending her CPGC internship doing work with both the Energy and Food & Farming divisions of MLUI.
  • Indonesia Research Program

    Indonesia Research Program

    Jacob Lowy '14, Alex Jacobs '14 and Alia Cynthia Luz BMC '13 represent half of the CPGC interns traveling to Indonesia this summer.
  • Titagya Schools

    Titagya Schools

    Clara Kang '13 has a CPGC internship in Dalun, Ghana working at Titagya Schools, a primary school co-founded by Haverford alum Andrew Garza '08.
  • Summer in Magill

    Summer in Magill

    Arielle Harris '13 is blogging about her experiences working in the library as the Office of College Communication's Grant J. Schneider '80 Fund recipient.
  • Comunidad AC

    Comunidad AC

    Nour El-Youssef '12 and Atena Jeretic '14 are in Mexico doing research on solidarity economy and working with a non-profit organization, Comunidad AC.
  • Senegal Sam

    Senegal Sam

    Sam Gant '13 is in Dakar, Senegal working as a Client Relationship Manager for Zidisha, an American microcredit NGO.
  • Kelsey Goes to Haiti

    Kelsey Goes to Haiti

    Kelsey Capron '12 is working on issues of maternal and child health education with Olive Tree Projects in Jacmel, Haiti.

2011 Summer Internship Blogs

  • Women's Law Project

    Women's Law Project

    Lizzie Douglas '13 is a history major who will be spending her CPGC internship working with the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia.

  • Unite HERE! Local 75

    Unite HERE! Local 75

    Seth Kennedy '12 will be interning with Unite HERE! Local 75 in Toronto, Canada for his Center for Peace and Global Citizenship funded internship this summer.

  • Amity Foundation

    Amity Foundation

    Peony Yiu BMC '13 is working with the The Amity Foundation this summer for her Center for Peace and Global Citizenship funded internship.
  • Waleed Abroad

    Waleed Abroad

    Waleed Shahid '13 received funding from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program to study Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman this summer.
  • Generative Gardening

    Generative Gardening

    Anna Menon '12 will be working with the CPGC on maintaining the student garden at HCA and researching American agricultural policy and problems, as well as civil society reactions to current food crises.
  • Vision Sciences Lab at Harvard

    Vision Sciences Lab at Harvard

    Abigail Novick '12 received a Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center summer stipend to do research at the Vision Sciences Laboratory at Harvard University.
  • Michigan Land Use Institute

    Michigan Land Use Institute

    Claire Perry '14 is spending her CPGC internship doing work related to energy options for the state of Michigan.
  • Human Performance Lab

    Human Performance Lab

    Zach Smith '13 received a Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center summer stipend to do research at the Human Performance Laboratory at Uniformed Services University.

  • UNAWE

    UNAWE

    Maya Barlev '12 is an astrophysics major spending her Center for Peace and Global Citizenship internship with UNAWE (Universe Awareness) in Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Political Graphics in LA

    Political Graphics in LA

    Kyle McCloskey '11 & Karina Puttieva '11 are working at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics through the Hurford Humanities Center.
  • Art Worlds in Ghana

    Art Worlds in Ghana

    Robin Riskin '12 is in Accra, Ghana, working with local artists and helping to organize an art project in a public space between artists and local students.
  • KIPP Schools Philadelphia

    KIPP Schools Philadelphia

    Hannah Zieve '14 will be spending her CPGC summer internship with KIPP Schools Philadelphia working for the Director of Talent, who is responsible for hiring all the teachers.
  • Indonesia Research Program

    Indonesia Research Program

    Madeline Smith-Gibbs '13 and Jen Zelnick '12 are two of six Bi-Co CPGC interns travelling to Indonesia this summer.
  • Joe Carpenter

    Monogamous Primate Project

    Joe Carpenter '11 received a summer stipend from the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center. He will be doing a project for the Monogamous Primates Project in Ecuador and Argentina.
  • My Summer with the Romantics

    My Summer with the Romantics

    Liz Cohen-Scheer '12 is studying William Wordsworth at the British Library, thanks to an award from the President of Haverford College and the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center

2010 Summer Internship Blogs

  • Amity Foundation in China

    Amity Foundation in China

    Liz Wolensky '11 spent her summer working in China with the Amity foundation to promote education, social services, health, and rural development.

  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

    Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

    Brian Pepe-Mooney '10 blogged and shared weekly videos of his experiences conducting research at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Casa de los Amigos

    Casa de los Amigos

    Emily Dix '12 worked at the Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker Center for Peace and International Understanding.
  • Generative Gardening

    Generative Gardening

    Andrew Bostick '12 worked with the CPGC on the student garden at Haverford and the writing of a proposal to make the garden permanent.
  • Iona Community, Scotland

    Iona Community, Scotland

    Haverford Religion major Margaret Ernst BMC '11 worked at the Iona Community, an ecumenical organization in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland.
  • Junior Art Club in Accra, Ghana

    Junior Art Club in Accra, Ghana

    Robin Riskin '12 was in Accra, Ghana, where she helped at-risk youth explore art as a way to develop creativity and enter the business world.
  • Our School @ Blair Grocery

    Our School @ Blair Grocery

    Margo Schall '11 worked with an alternative community school and urban farm in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans.

  • PlayPenn

    PlayPenn

    Laura Martin '11 worked with PlayPenn, a theater organization in Philadelphia that hosts a conference every summer in which playwrights are invited to develop their plays.
  • Sea Turtle Conservation in Greece

    Sea Turtle Conservation in Greece

    Elizabeth Willis '13 spent the summer in Greece working towards the protection and conservation of the endangered sea turtle species Caretta caretta.
  • Arts in Achuapa, Nicaragua

    Arts in Achuapa, Nicaragua

    Kate Irick '13 was in Achuapa, Nicaragua working through the Quaker organization ProNica, helping kids create art, poetry workshops, and a community mural.
  • Cairo, Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt

    Paul Benjamin '12 and Frasat Ahmad '11 worked at the Resettlement Legal Aid Project, helping Iraqi refugees prepare resettlement applications.
  • Edge of the Outback

    Edge of the Outback

    Biology major Lee Flaherty '12 spent his summer at Seawater Greenhouse, Port Augusta, South Australia.
  • Grameen Foundation

    Grameen Foundation in D.C.

    Rémy Olson '11 interned with an offshoot of the Bangladeshi Grameen Bank, founded by the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammed Yunus.
  • I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart

    I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart

    Genna Cherichello '11 worked on a project focusing on how music affects physiological measures of stress in babies recovering from cardiac surgery.
  • Koderma, India

    Koderma, India

    Molly Braun '12 volunteered with the Clarist sisters at the Holy Family Hospital in Koderma, India.
  • Pennsylvania Humanities Council

    Pennsylvania Humanities Council

    Mandy Ball '11 worked with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council on the production of a new television series.
  • ProNica, Nicaragua

    ProNica - Nicaragua

    Associate Prof. of Independent College Programs Kaye Edwards and six Haverford students visited Nicaragua for a 10-day educational delegation led by ProNica, a Quaker organization.
  • University of Ghana

    University of Ghana

    Catherine Smith '11, Marina Zambrotta '11, Nora Proops '10 and Laura VanArendonk '10 visited the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Ghana.

2009 Summer Internship Blogs

  • Ahmedabad, India

    Ahmedabad, India

    Katie Johnston-Davis '10 worked with the Self Employed Women's Association, an organization that works help its members achieve full employment and self reliance.
  • CPGC Guatemala

    CPGC Guatemala

    Kayleigh Herrick-Reynolds '11, Kara Percival '11 and Jane Holloway '11 blogged from Guatemala.
  • From Shanghai to Guatemala

    From Shanghai to Guatemala

    David Garcia-Pedrosa '10 was in Shanghai getting his Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate before traveling to Quetzaltenango to volunteer at the Pop Wuj medical clinic.
  • Nanjing, China

    Nanjing, China

    Eli Blood-Patterson '11 and Dena Kronfeld BMC '11 blogged from Nanjing, China as part of their internship with Amity Foundation Teaching Program.
  • Social Housing in Belfast

    Peacebuilding: Architecture in Belfast

    Meghan McAllister '10 researched the architecture of social housing in Belfast to incorporate peacebuilding into the design process of social housing.
  • Postcard from Paris

    Postcards from Paris

    French major Grant Firestone '10 returned to the "City of Lights" for a summer internship at the International Herald Tribune.
  • New Delhi

    Social Entrepreneurship in India

    Nora Graham '11 and Mohenna Sarkar '11 worked for Ashoka International in New Delhi.
  • Community Health

    Community Health

    Ariel Herm '10 blogged about from Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York.
  • Democracy in Niger

    Democracy in Niger

    Nick Lotito '10 worked with the Nigerien Movement for the Defense and Promotion of Democratic and Human Rights.
  • Leaping Lizards

    Leaping Lizards

    Monica Stegman '10 was on a field project in New Mexico with Bryn Mawr's Ecologist studying temperature regulation in lizards.
  • Organic Farming in France

    Organic Farming in France

    Andrew Bostick '12 went to southern France as part of his internship with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
  • Philadelphia Community Gardens

    Philadelphia Community Gardens

    Cecily Moyer '09 was testing the soil and vegetables of community gardens in Philadelphia for lead and other heavy metals with Ari Briski BMC '09.
  • Reggae in Prague

    Reggae in Prague

    Misha Baker '10 infiltrated the underground reggae and ska scene to explore youth identity transformations and cultural movements, as well as social justice through music in the Czech Republic.
  • Tres f’sicos no hispanohablantes

    Tres fîsicos no hispanohablantes

    Martin Blood-Forsythe '10, Garrett Vanacore '11 and Alex Cahill '11 were in Spain collaborating with researchers, exploring fermions in curved spacetime and the cosmic microwave background.
  • X-Street Children in Nicaragua

    X-Street Children in Nicaragua

    Maggie Bishop '10 returned to Nicaragua to work with Asociacion Los Quinchos, an intricate program for former glue-sniffing street children.

2008 Summer Internship Blogs

  • Portland

    Community Murals in Portland

    Max Rosen-Long '09 was in Oregon working with a group of children in the field of Arts Based Community Development, painting murals.
  • El Salvador

    Human Rights in El Salvador

    Inez Steigerwald '09 and her mother were in El Salvador working with the Comité de Madres, a Salvadoran human rights organization founded in 1977.
  • Nicaragua

    Nicaragua

    Maggie Bishop '10, Dina Rubey BMC '09, Cristina Morais '11, Laurel Pellegrino BMC '08, and Jane Seymour '10 blogged from Nicaragua.
  • Rwanda

    Peace-building in Rwanda

    Emily Higgs '08 was in Rwanda, working as an extended Peace Team service member for the African Great Lakes Initiative.
  • Tibet

    Teaching English in Tibet

    Chris Healy '09 was in Tibet teaching English to children and researching the effects of the language gap between Tibetan speakers and Chinese speakers.
  • Cape Town

    Humane Education in Cape Town

    Sarah Mills '09 was in Cape Town, South Africa helping Community Animal Welfare workers provide veterinary care for township animals.
  • Ghana

    Koforidua, Ghana

    Janice Harlow '09 worked at the Regional Hospital in Koforidua, Ghana, for six weeks.
  • Bali

    Oral History in Bali

    LinKai Jiang '11 was in Bali, taking courses on human rights, social science research methodologies and ethics, while also doing field research.
  • China

    Teaching English in China

    Patrick Lozada '11 video blogged from Huangshi in China where he taught English at the Huangshi Institute of Technology.