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W&L Students Participate in Shepherd Alliance Internships

Shepherd Alliance Interns from 2008
Shepherd Alliance Interns from 2008
News Contact:
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
jhanna@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8459

Thirty-nine Washington and Lee University undergraduate students are participating in internships this summer as part of the Shepherd Alliance.

The W&L students are joined by students from Berea, Middlebury, Morehouse, and Spelman colleges in serving in the eight-week, full-time summer internships with non-profit agencies across the eastern United States.

Through the internships, the students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty. The agencies in which they are placed are located in both urban and rural sites and focus on education, healthcare, legal services, and community-building efforts.

The W&L interns are placed in such varied agencies as Legal Aid of West Virginia in Charleston and Partners for the Common Good in Washington, D.C.

Participants all took part in an opening orientation session are will reconvene in August for a closing conference that provides the opportunity to share experiences and to discuss how the work has impacted their views on issues of domestic and international poverty.

Interns have been recounting their experiences on a The Alliance Internship Blog.

The Washington and Lee interns are:

Name Hometown Agency Location
Summer Lollie Mesquite, TX Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center Marvell, AR
Joan Oguntimien Springdale, MD Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine (DPNM) at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) Marvell, AR
Ellie Simmons Jacksonville, FL Delta Bridge Project Helena, AR
Whitney Clark Cos Cob, CT Legal Aid of Arkansas Helena, AR
Vanessa Ndege Alexandria, VA Boys and Girls Club of Phillips County Helena, AR
Kate Donnelly Houston, TX Coopers University Hospital Camden, NJ
Charles Gentles Winnetka, IL Coopers Ferry Development Association, Inc. (CFDA) Camden, NJ
Rob George Middletown, NJ Greater Camden Partnership Camden, NJ
Elizabeth Gorman Hudson, OH Legal Aid of West Virginia Charleston, WV
Emily Leary Loveland, OH Covenant House Charleston, WV
Eric Hamscher Erie, PA Jane Addams Resource Corporation Chicago, IL
Emily Darling Mission Hills, KS Tenacity Dorchester, MA
Van Nguyen Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam VietAID Dorchester, MA
Grace Barnett Baton Rouge, LA Texas Children's Cancer Center Houston
Virginia Dickinson Memphis ,TN East River Development Alliance New York
Caroline Helms Charlotte, NC Camp Interactive New York
Chris Ivey Fairbanks, AK Bellevue Hospital Addiction Rehab. Program New York
Graham Sheridan Greensboro, NC Camp Interactive New York
Greg Kurkis Roswell, GA Fan Free Clinic Richmond, VA
Michael Rao Ocala, FL Fan Free Clinic Richmond, VA
Stephanie Schaefer Alexandria, VA Refugee and Immigration Services Richmond, VA
Cara Sullivan Kensington, MD Central Virginia Legal Aid Richmond, VA
Crighton Allen
Thomasville, GA D.C. Public Defender Washington DC
Katie Harris Richmond, VA Partners for the Common Good Washington DC
Ginny Hodges Martinsville, VA Bread for the City (Medical) Washington DC
Kara Karcher Highlands, NC DC Central Kitchen Washington DC
Summer Sterling Silver Spring, MD Housing Works (DC) Washington DC
Danielle Ausems Alexandria, VA Frontier Nursing Services Wendover, KY
Brooks Vardell Larchmont, NY SuperKids Camp Baltimore, MD
Jessica Guzik Annandale, VA Community Law Center Baltimore, MD
Micah Jost Harrisonburg, VA Legal Aid Harrisonburg, VA
Jonathan Lockwood Claxton, GA Department of Public Advocacy London, KY
Alexandrea Anderson-Tuttle Lexington, Va Department of Public Advocacy London, KY
Josh Shaw Centerville, OH Community Legal Services Philadelphia
Kamyle Griffen
LynneHaven D.C. Public Defender Washington DC
Shamira Ibrahim
New York City, NY Wild Flower and Vieng Ping Children's Home Chiang Mai, Thailand
Kristen-Kaye Goulbourne Jamaica Hope Health Clinic & French Assemblies of God Health Clinic Swaziland & Mali
Rebecca Beeson Lynchburg, VA Peru 109 Peru
Caitlin Edgar De Pere, WI Bethesda Centre South Africa