Susquehanna Internships Span the Globe

It's not unusual for some students to take their Global Opportunities (GO) requirement a step further by spending their summer interning at organizations around the world—from South Africa to Spain.

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Catherine Johnson
Matt Chrencik, University of MD School of Medicine

As an intern at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Matthew Chrencik benefitted from some opportunities usually only afforded to medical residents.

Kate Allebach, Girl Scouts

Katherine Allebach believes strongly in the mission of Girl Scouts, where she worked as a public policy intern at Girl Scouts of the USA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office in Washington, D.C.

Austin Grubb
Austin Grubb, R.I. Graduate School of Oceanography

Senior biology major Austin Grubb had an illuminating summer—literally. Grubb spent his summer at the Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography trying to determine how light affects diatoms.

Heather Mentch
Heather Mentch, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Two summers of research at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine have helped Heather Mentch, a rising senior biology major, decide that a career in research is for her.

Erin Byrne
Erin Byrne, Prudential Financial

Erin Byrne ’17, who participated in Prudential Financial’s prestigious summer finance internship in Newark, N.J., praised the company for providing networking opportunities “since the first day of the internship.”

Noah Diaz-Portalatin
Noah Diaz-Portalatin, Franklin Park Zoo

What an extraordinary summer Noah Diaz-Portalatin ’17 had at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, where he worked as an intern with wild animals.

Kathleen Farrell
Kathleen Farrell, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kathleen Farrell '16 handled grant writing and archiving during her internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Aminata Diallo, Liam O'Brien and Benjamin Foster (L-R) at Project Vote Smart in Montana
Project Vote Smart

In advance of the U.S. presidential election, three of our students spent their summers interning at Project Vote Smart in Montana.

Business Students Take on Variety of Summer Internships

For many business students, summer means continued learning, with the offices of major companies replacing traditional classrooms.

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James Norman

Bailey Baralt '18, marketing intern at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa.

"Dr. Pomykalski discovered this opportunity through a Susquehanna alum working at Little League. The professional development course I took taught me how to rock an interview, build a cover letter and sharpen my résumé. A recurring piece of advice I heard from alumni at the Women’s Leadership Symposium and Break Through sessions is to know Microsoft Excel like the back of your hand. My core business courses prepared me well, and now I am organizing and creating spreadsheets daily. Little League is committed to teaching their employees and helping them grow. I’m learning a great deal about marketing that I can carry with me into my future career," says Baralt, a Luxury Brand Marketing & Management major.

Emily Novakovich ’17, social media intern at PetSmart in Phoenix, Ariz.

"This summer I have been analyzing PetSmart's social media content and how we differentiate from competition in the social space. I received this internship by attending the Penn State Career Fair in Spring 2016. Over the summer, I have also had the privilege to be working on social media community management, where I connect with users through contests and free giveaways to enhance our relationships with our consumers. In my final presentation, I will be discussing social media content performance, differentiation between competition in the social space, and future social media endeavors," says Novakovich, a business marketing major.

Tia Kissinger ’17, aquatic sciences summer researcher, Susquehanna's Freshwater Research Initiative

"This summer, I predicted culvert types and obstructions to brook trout habitat in small streams Union County, which can limit fish movement. I did this by using a digital elevation model in ArcMap, which is a geospatial processing program. I was granted the internship because my advisor for the internship, Dan Ressler, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, taught the GIS class I took last spring. My GIS class prepared me well for this internship because I was able to learn features of ArcMap before starting the internship," says Kissinger.

Other Internships

  • Shannon Alan '17, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Jordyn Avery '17, QVC
  • Jacqueline Bauer '18, New York Life
  • Gavin Cottrell '18, Thomson Reuters
  • Alexa Farhan '16, Disney
  • Colin Keyes '17, JP Morgan Chase
  • Evan Marquis '17, Liberty Mutual
  • Heather Pearson '18, EPA
  • Ryan Ross '18, Woodenfish Foundation
  • Megan Rudloff '17, Overlook Press
  • Laurel Seemiller '17, Univeristy of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • Hannah Yaeger '18, New England Aquarium