Lexington, Virginia • June 16, 2009
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:
|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|
||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|
||LynneHaven||D.C. Public Defender||Washington DC|
||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|