From developing a budget for an Atlantic City casino to conducting music therapy in Spainto learning the ropes at Disney, Susquehanna students spent their summer gaining real-world experienceinthe fields they are passionate about.
Summer internships help students gain valuable career experience that gives them the advantage over other candidates when applying for jobs. Learn more about internship opportunities by contacting the Career Development Center.
Marketing major Katherine Fackler ’23 participated in a remote internship with Pfizer this summer, her fourth internship over the past four years. Fackler interned with Pfizer’s marketing and sales department, combining her love of science and people.
Anthropology and physics double major Sydney Salas ’23 spent her summer in a molecular biology and genetics lab at Cornell University through the National Science Foundation’s Research Opportunities for Undergraduates program.
A history major with military aspirations, Preston Isom ’23 spent his summer interning in Oklahoma with the Fort Sill National Landmark and Museum and the U.S. Army Artillery Museum. Both are operated by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.
Kathryn Olson ’23 interned with the Memphis Teacher Residency, where she took a holistic approach to her teaching, making her classroom a safe space for the children and offering a listening ear, extra help and emotional support.
John Yore ’23 discovers music is “a universal language” during a music therapy internship in Barcelona, Spain.
What did you learn?
Conner Garrison ’23
Earth and Environmental Sciences
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
“Through the Army ROTC Program, cadets are provided with Army-related and non-Army summer internship opportunities across the country. I wanted to participate in this internship because it would allow me to get a perspective on what it’s like to work in the engineering field. During my time in their Kansas City District, I was exposed to the full scope of work the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers performs. The main focus of my internship was spending time out of the Corps’ levees office where they are currently working on a $500 million-plus project to raise over 17 miles of levees along the Kansas and Missouri rivers. I was able to go on site and see the construction occurring along the rivers in addition to tours of several dams. The main takeaway from the internship is that there is a lot more that goes into projects like those than most people realize. It definitely opened my eyes to engineering and now I understand what it takes to be a professional in that career field.”
Peyton Curley ’24
Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper
“Through Susquehanna’s Freshwater Research Institute, I applied for an internship with the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper. Over the past two months, I got to be a team leader at our HERYN camp, compile a list of active watershed groups throughout the middle Susquehanna watershed, test water for a national PFAS study, and teach my own lesson about watersheds using the Enviroscape model. This internship helped me realize that I want to focus on environmental education. One huge way to make a difference and protect the earth and its resources is to teach children about them. I worked a lot with kids this summer, and I loved seeing how they began to understand the impact people have on the environment, rivers and waterways. The kids were genuinely interested and would ask, “What can I do to help?” I am glad that I got to have this experience and I hope it helps me with whatever I end up doing in my future.”
Adventurer Fights Fires in National Parks
A biology and economics double major, Jacob Tomasulo ’23 landed an incredible summer internship fueled by danger and rewarded with adventure — and in the most picturesque backdrops of the country.