Kershaw Internship Program

The Kershaw Internship Program is supported by a gift in memory of Joseph Kershaw, former Professor of Economics at Williams. It provides students with an opportunity to participate in working environments including community service organizations and foundations where government, business, and society at large interface to solve real-life problems.

Kent Barbir ’24

Kent Barbir working in an online database.

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Switzerland This summer, I had the pleasure of working with the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in their Task-Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as a research assistant. UNEP FI partners with government agencies, banks and other financial organizations worldwide… Continue reading »

Ken Morotomi ’23

Ken Morotomi at work.

Ecologic Institute, Germany Ecologic Institute is an independent, academic think tank for environmental research and policy analysis, based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1995, Ecologic has grown into one of Europe’s leading transdisciplinary research organizations focusing on improving environmental policy and sustainable development. At the Institute, experienced researchers and academics… Continue reading »

Iman Shumburo ’24

Veritas Consulting, Ethiopia This summer, I lived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, interning for Veritas Consulting. Veritas is working on Ethiopia’s Distributed Renewable Energy Agricultural Modalities (DREAM) project, which is funded by the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), the Rockefeller Foundation and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The… Continue reading »

Anika Lee ’22

People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE), Korea I had the privilege of working as a research intern at People for Successful Corean Reunification (PSCORE) this past summer. PSCORE is a nonprofit NGO that seeks to unify North and South Korea to protect the rights of the citizens in the North. Continue reading »

Max Mallett ’23.5

National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, D.C. This summer I was a study team intern for the National Academy of Public Administration. In collaboration with the United States Coast Guard Academy, the study team undertook a year-long study, commissioned by Congress, into the cultural competency of the United States Coast… Continue reading »

Solomon Pacifico Scholl ’24

Florida State Alliance of YMCAs, St. Petersburg, FL Working with the Florida Alliance of YMCAs as their Policy Intern taught me many things about Florida policy and about myself. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization that represents Florida Ys. It bolsters their support for Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social… Continue reading »

Cole Whitehouse ’23

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Switzerland This summer, I worked as a Research Assistant Intern with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). As a rising junior, I took this internship because its focus was at the intersection of the two areas of study and… Continue reading »

Aagat Sapkota ’23

Nepal Transition to Peace, Nepal At the end of a decade long bloody Maoist insurgency in Nepal, Nepal Transition to Peace (NTTP) was founded. Its main objective being conflict prevention, NTTP was able to attract a lot of foreign and domestic donors. The institute has since launched a multitude of… Continue reading »

Elizabeth Sandoval Simán ’22

Elizabeth Sandoval Siman '22 at a desk with laptop

FUSADES: Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development, El Salvador I spent my summer working at the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES)—an apolitical think tank and research center that aims to provide evidence-based public policy recommendations with the goal of advancing development in El Salvador. It was… Continue reading »

Sonya Lee ’22

Sonya Lee '22 at a desk with laptop

Nyanam Widows Rising, Kenya Over the past several weeks, I have been working as a research intern for Nyanam Widows Rising, founded by Jackline Odhiambo ’14. When I first encountered the internship listing, I was excited to see that Nyanam was dedicated to providing training and resources for widows so… Continue reading »