The Liz Gray Erickson 1989 Internship was established in memory of Liz by her classmates at the time of their 25th Reunion, and supports students interested in pursuing careers in or learning about the non-profit sector. Preference is given to students interested in organizations that advance social equity, serve disadvantaged youth, focus on empowering women, or promote the arts.
Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA This summer, I had the opportunity to work as a curriculum enrichment intern with Herberg Middle School, in Pittsfield. Herberg is considered a Title I school, meaning that it serves mainly low-income students. Due to my past experience working with Pittsfield Public Schools, I was… Continue reading »
Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, MA Working as a Social Studies Curriculum Equity Intern at the Pittsfield Public Schools, I had the great opportunity to work directly with social studies teachers at the elementary and middle school levels in the district to help them develop new additions to their curriculums for… Continue reading »
Rise Scholars and Hamilton School, Novato, CA This summer, I was fortunate enough to be able to work closely with the leaders of RISE Scholars to reimagine the six-week academic enrichment program SummerHawks. RISE Scholars work with the Hamilton School, a historically underserved, underachieving, and low-income K-8 school located in… Continue reading »
LifeMoves, San Mateo, CA This summer, I interned at LifeMoves, an organization in the Bay Area that operates several shelters and outreach programs for individuals and families facing homelessness. When I first applied, the position was supposed to be as a lead for the yearly summer camp LifeMoves runs… Continue reading »
USC Child Interviewing Lab, Los Angeles, CA As an intern in the USC Child Interviewing Lab in the Gould School of Law, under the instruction of Professor Thomas Lyon, I was assigned to some intern-typical tasks, but also more challenging projects that made this experience extremely unique and purposeful. Continue reading »
Code in the Schools, Baltimore, MD At the Code in the Schools headquarters. Working as a program assistant and site manager at Code in the Schools this summer taught me a lot about what I would like to do in my future career. I was assigned a wide range… Continue reading »
DC SAFE, Washington, DC Volunteers painting at the DC SAFE emergency shelter, which is a space for victims of domestic violence in the most high-risk situations. This summer, I had the privilege of working as a Development and Communications intern at DC SAFE, a non-profit focused on safety… Continue reading »