Classes have ended for the summer, but the learning hasn't stopped for Susquehanna students who are interning all over the country and the world. We caught up with some of them to learn more about what they are doing and learning.

Stacie Savoca
Breaking into the Job Market

Business students confirm their career choices with intensive and immersive summer internships.

Marisa Batiloro '20
Living Her Dream

Marisa Battiloro has a coveted fashion industry internship with Tapestry, a house of brands that includes Coach.

Elizabeth Hebert ‘20
Uncovering New Opportunities

Communications students take their learning outside the classroom in career-building internships.

Anna Mykytyn '20
Researching Cancer at Mayo

A highly competitive fellowship allowed Anna Mykytyn '20 to research cancer at the Mayo Clinic.

Daniel Yim
Gaining Global Experience

Several business students are living and working abroad this summer with support from the Eric Stein Fund for International Experience.

Catherine Welch
Witnessing Medical Miracles

Catherine Welch received a fellowship to shadow physicians for a summer at a Portuguese hospital.

Donovan Gayles

Donovan Gayles ’20
Student trainee
Organizing Corps, Philadelphia

By interning with the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, I can work on the ground to show voters that there are people listening. Many say they “don’t do politics” and my response every time is, “Well, politics does you.” Criminal justice reform, healthcare and infrastructure all involve local, state or national politics. Our job is to create passionate lifetime voters. Many elected officials, including President Obama, have started their careers as community organizers. After this internship, I will have the opportunity to join a 2020 presidential campaign. While the future may be unknown, this position has undoubtedly given me the network and ability to spark change.

Liz Ludwig

Liz Ludwig ’21
Hospitality intern
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Upon being selected as a singular intern through a very competitive process, my focus is management within the concessions department. Some of my day-to-day managerial responsibilities include assisting in supervision and execution of daily operations throughout Hersheypark, reinforcing employee training programs and so much more. Throughout my internship, I'm gaining valuable hospitality experience and sharpening both my management and communication skills. My internship is an absolute blast and I am so excited to be able to make a “sweet” impact on employees and guests!

Colin Hoke

Colin Hoke ’20
Research assistant
University of Vermont Medical School

I specifically chose research within addiction and mental health because I want to become a psychiatrist and this lab was the perfect fit. The work that we are doing is part of the ENIGMA Network, which is a worldwide network of researchers to assess different regions of the brain and its effects on addiction, which is pretty cool! This fellowship is helping me solidify my career path choice because I truly have a passion for helping people and their mental health.

Quinn Burkhart

Quinn Burkhart ’21
Science writing and communications intern
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. They research climate science and coastal ecosystems. My internship, science communications, includes reporting about that research, public relations work within the Mall and photography. It’s awesome to see how my passion for writing can accommodate my other loves of science and history. Plus, the Smithsonian Institute is so much more than the Mall, and this backstage view is impeccable.

Where Can You Intern?

Our students are landing internships all over the globe. This sampling of placements is based on information from the Career Development Center.

Sigmund Weis School of Business 

Accounting

Avante Partners, Bridgewater, NJ
Cotton & Company, Alexandria, VA
Dorfman Abrams Music, Saddle Brook, NJ
Ernst & Young, Baltimore, MD
Family Practice Center, Selinsgrove, PA
KPMG, Harrisburg, PA
McKonly & Asbury, Camp Hill, PA
Office of Finance and Administration, Susquehanna University
Stambaugh Ness, York, PA
Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, Mechanicsburg, PA

Business Administration

Bamboo, Dublin, Ireland
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Dover, NH
Marex Spectron, New York, NY
NJM Insurance Group, Trenton, NJ
Prudential, Scranton, PA
Sports Camps Australia, Sydney, Australia
Strategic Funding Alternatives, LLC, Moorestown, NJ
Summit Drywall Inc., Exeter, PA 

Data Science

McKonly and Asbury, Camp Hill, PA

Finance

Adecco, Melbourne, Australia
CAPTRUST, Raleigh, NC
Clark Associates Companies, Lancaster, PA
JPMorgan Chase and Co., Brooklyn, NY
JPMorgan Chase and Co., Newark, DE
Kennebec Savings Bank, Augusta, Maine
Lighthouse Planning Consultants, Cherry Hill, NJ
Oscar Winson, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Harrisburg, PA
Point72 Asset Management, Stamford, CT
Seneca Insurance Company, New York, NY
Victaulic, Easton, PA 

Global Management

Coinmo, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Magma Partners, Santiago, Chile

International Business

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD
Doongle, Seoul, South Korea 

Luxury Brand Marketing and Management

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Hershey, PA
Mockingbird, Philadelphia, PA
Tapestry, New York, NY
TransAtlanticX, Philadelphia PA 

Marketing

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Crum and Forster, Morristown, NJ
Deployed, London, England
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown, PA
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Shamokin Dam, PA
FCBCure, New York, NY
Guardian Life Insurance, Bethlehem, PA
Phenom People, Ambler, PA
Office of First Year Experience, Susquehanna University
UTZ Quality Foods, Hanover, PA 

School of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology

Thomas T. Taber Museum, Williamsport, PA 

Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry, Susquehanna University
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biochemical Sciences, Rochester, MN 

Biology

AmerisourceBergen, Chesterbrook, PA
Department of Biology, Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 

Communications

The Brooks Group, New York, NY
Momentum Solar, South Plainfield, NJ
Lumi Agency, Hartford, CT
Mack Trucks, Macungie, PA
Nash FM, Nashville, TN
Sanofi Pasteur, Swiftwater, PA
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison, NJ
The Valley Ledger, Allentown, PA
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 

Computer Science

Crum & Forster, Morristown, NJ 

Creative Writing

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Washington, D.C.
Summer Theatre Program, Springfield, VA
Wolters Kluwer, Baltimore, MD
Writer's Institute, Susquehanna University 

Early Childhood Education

Summer Seals, Selinsgrove, PA 

Earth & Environmental Sciences              

Althouse Arboretum, Pottstown, PA
Northampton County Conservation District, Nazareth, PA
Freshwater Research Institute, Susquehanna University 

Graphic Design

EVERFI, Washington, D.C.
Fatrabbit CREATIVE, Chester, NJ 

Italian and Comparative Cultural Studies            

San Francisco State University/Via Consolare Project, Pompeii, Italy 

Neuroscience

Atlantis, Coimbra, Portugal
Department of Biology, Susquehanna University
University of Vermont Medical School, Burlington, VT
Wellspan Philhaven, Harrisburg, PA 

Physics

Zeta Associates, Fairfax City, VA 

Political Science

American Foreign Policy Council, Washington, D.C.
Columbia County Courthouse, Bloomsburg, PA
Dauphin County Controller's Office, Harrisburg, PA
Organizing Corps, Philadelphia, PA 

Psychology

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Susquehanna Valley CASA, Sunbury, PA
Susquehanna University Service Leaders, Susquehanna University
Wayne County Courthouse, Honesdale, PA 

Theater

Adirondack Theatre Company, Glen Falls, NY
Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee On Delaware, PA