Career Services awards 11 internship scholarships

Career Services has awarded scholarships to 11 students participating in unpaid summer internships with non-profit, humanitarian, scientific research or government areas. Funding for the scholarships (which range individually from $1,000 to $1,250) is provided by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

This is the second year of the internship scholarship program. To be considered for the award, students must submit applications detailing a secured internship within the non-profit, humanitarian, scientific research (non-profit) or government sector. The goal of the program is to reduce financial barriers that prevent some students from pursuing experience in their career field of interest.

Scholarship winners, year in school, major and summer internship are:

$1,250 — Michael Boden, senior, fisheries and wildlife, Student Conservation Association, Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe, N.M.; Kylee Britzman, junior, political science and English, Project Vote Smart, Great Divide Ranch, Mont.; Elly Jurgensen, junior, business administration and psychology, Soles4Souls, Nashville, Tenn.; Brianna Myre, senior, fisheries and wildlife, Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, Fla.; Joy Roos, junior, psychology and Spanish, Pop Wuj, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Gwyneth Talley, senior, language studies and international studies, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Penn.

$1,000 — Lindsey Andersen, junior, international studies and political science, U.S. Department of State, La Paz, Bolivia; Robert Branting, senior, HRTM, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Cactus Flat, S.D.; Shantel Gassman, junior, psychology, Pop Wuj and La Hermandad Educativa, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Rachel Gehringer-Wiar, junior, English, Nebraska Appleseed, Lincoln; Laura Rubeck, senior, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, Nature Conservancy, Valentine, Neb.

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