Career Development Center
Kalie Villarosa '18 interned for Sister Love and Black AIDS Institute in Durban, South Africa.Taimur Khan '17's internship with Martin Luther Universitat in Halle, Germany, took him to the Alps to measure sediment discharge in mountain riversBecca Lipstein '17 worked as a research assistant at the Center for Immunity and Inflammation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.Blair Warren '17, IVHQ "Working with an NGO" project, Phnom Penh, CambodiaChris Malvicini '17 traveled to the Philippines with the Marine Science InstituteRenato Martins Dornelas '18 and Hadley Margaux '18 working together on TedX  Donau Insel in Vienna.Rafaela Iturralde '18 did summer research on the Battenkill River in Vermont.  Her team (with Professor Josh Ness) used GPS/GIS to mark invasive species.Ahmed Ismail '18 did an internship as a research assistant at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories in Woodbury, NY.Becca Lipstein '17 worked as a research assistant at the Center for Immunity and Inflammation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.

Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Awards 2016

Award Recipients | Award Listings  | Award Descriptions

Award Recipients

Summer funded interships were awarded to a number of students with a variety of different interests. Congratulations to this year's award winners:

Eastman Award

Frasier Glenn '16, physics, neuroscience, entrepreneurship

Environmental Studies Award

Amanda Greenlee '17, environmental studies, Community Garden and Gleaning Intern with the Comfort Food Community, Greenwich NY

Ben Curell '18, environmental studies, GIS intern, Town of Cumberland, RI

Christine Battiste '17, environmental studies, environmental education summer intern, Albany Pine Bush

FACT Award

Emily E. Saliterman '17, psychology, The Seeing Eye, Morristown, NJ

Kasia Dillon '19, undecided, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

Gilbert Award

Josephine Wong '18, art, education studies, Kalo Make Art, Hong Kong, China

Erica Schnitzer '18, theater, art, New York Musical Festival, New York, NY

Haley Award

Jennifer Cerutti '18, arts, business, Betsy Olmsted Print and Repeat Design, Saratoga Springs, NY

Levine Award

Gabriela Perez '17, American studies, government, Office of the Mayor, NY, NY

Parents Fund Awards

Blair Warren '17, psychology, art history, IVHQ "Working with an NGO" project, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and GoEco Women's Empowerment Program, Kathmandu, Nepal

Ahmed Ismail '18, biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Woodbury, NY

Christopher Malvicini '17, biology, environmental studies, Marine Science Institute, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines

Daniel Lesko '17, chemistry, psychology, JILA/NIST (Quantum Physics Division), Boulder, CO

Deborah Kim '18, biology, art, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, Roseville, MN

Lisa Leung '17, biology, FS, Boston Universitity School of Medicine, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Boston, MA

Maddi Freundlich '17, international affairs, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Melanie Feen '16, geosciences, chemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Olivia Golden '18, environmental studies, art, Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, Albany, NY

Rafaela Iturraide '18, environmental studies major, Fundar Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos-Ecuador

Sanjana Gothi '17, art history, art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Wallis Slater '18, psychology,  HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST), New York, NY

Emma Starr '16, psychology, Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, Cambridge, MA

Katie Cuthbert '16, environmental studies, education studies, Northeast Organic Farm Association, Richmond, VT

Paul Deutchman '17, psychology, anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Catherine Headrick '17, art, business, Regan Communications, Boston, MA, and Sailormade, Boston, MA

Shivam Goyal '17, physics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

SGA Awards

Helen Alemayehu Mabrate '16, environmental studies, SOS Children's Village Hawassa, Herman Gmeiner School, Hawassa, Sidama, Ethiopia

Katherine Atterbury '19, social work,  Project HOME, Philadelphia, PA

Alexis Cantor '18, government, Spanish, EMILY's List, Washington, DC

Brianna Cochran '18, psychology, Health Equity Research Lab, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge, MA

Olivia Frank '16, sociology, Burlington Community Justice Center, Burlington, VT

Nosheen Hotaki '18, government, Forum for Women and Development, Olso, Norway

Kove Janeski '18, government, mathematics, environmental studies, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka

Noa Maltzman '18, psychology, Urban Education Leaders Internship Program, Washington, DC, Public Schools, Washington, DC

Miguel Martinez '18, anthropology, Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.), Saratoga Springs, NY

Olivia McKee '16, environmental studies, Capital Roots, Troy, NY

Christina Sanzari '18, psychology, Infant Cognition Lab, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Isaac Seichaif '18, history, World Teach, Namibia

Zhengyuan Lin '19, business, international affairs, Mayor's Office of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

Skidmore Funded Internship Awards

Anika Hunter '19, FS, ArtLab J, Detroit, MI

Jack Curry '18, environmental studies, Quebec-Labrador Foundation

Patricia McGuire '17, business, environmental studies, QLF

Lauren Jackson '16, international affairs, environmental studies, Earthos

Omari Spears '16, sociology, philosophy, Earthos

Isabel Blumenthal '19, environmental studies, FS, Dickinson College Farm, Carlisle, PA

Olivia Skowronski '18, psychology, education studies, East Harlem School at Exodus House, New York, NY

Emebet Tessema '16, business, international affairs, MILA-to grow, Johannesburg, South Africa

Duran-Larrea Cinthia '19, undecided,  Dance Community Outreach, Bangalore, India

Thuy Duong (Sunny) Tran Thi '18, business, art, Resonance Companies, NY, NY

Kali Villarosa '18, international affairs, physics, SisterLove and The Black AIDS Institute, Durban, South Africa

Maria Mayboeck '16, international affairs, FS, Latin American studies, Bolivian Express, La Paz, Bolivia

Claire Stetten '19, undecided, FF, computer science, International Volunteer HQ, Marrakech, Morocco

Eli Roehikepartain '18, business, art, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Meaghan Wood '17, exercise science, dance, chemistry, Adirondack Foot Clinic, Malone, NY

Taimur Khan '17, geosciences, physics, Martin Luter Universitat, Halle, Germany

Deven Catalano '19, undecided, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA

Camila Mena '16, international affairs, political economy, Latin American studies, SSFIAP – CDC Award, Global Governance for the UNSDGs, NY, NY

Sophie Kastner '19, music, English, SSFIAP – EMG Award, JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival, Rochester, NY

Carmen Lin '16, international affairs, government, SSFIAP - Megan McAdams Award, Concerned for Working Children, Bangalore, India

Julia Howe '18, neuroscience, SSFIAP - Megan McAdams Award, Planting Hope, Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Rebecca Lipstein '17, psychology, SSFIAP - Parents Council Award, Center for Immunity and Inflammation, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ

Madeleine Welsch '17, art, SSFIAP - Visual Arts Award, Center at Eagle Hill, Hardwick, MA

Thorne Awards

Jamerly De La Cruz '18, education, Student Teaching Internship, East Harlem School, NY, NY

Woeser Dolma '18, economics,  internship, Office of Tibet, Washington, DC

Jonathan Hernandez '17, studio art, internship, Weaving Hand Studio, NY, NY

Yasmin Kudsi '18, business, alumni intern, Fulbright Commission, London, England

Eleuterio Martinez Ramirez '18, physics, GE Renewable Energy Internship, Solar Engineering, Schenectady, NY

Alyssa Morales '18,government major, internship, Office of New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, NY, NY

Genesis Moran Guerrero '18, international affairs and economics, research fellowship, Indigenous Ethnic Group Identification and Cultural Beliefs About Land and Resources, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY (partial award)

West Coast Film Award

Noelle Foden-Vencil '18, biology, art, Film Studies/Theater, ReelDx, Portland, OR


2016 Award Listings

AWARDS

ELIGIBILITY

DEADLINE

Eastman Entrepreneurial Award

* All Students

April 15, 2016

The Megan McAdams-Roldan '08 International Community Service Award 

* International Community Service Program

Feb. 26, 2016

SSFIAP

* All Students 

March 25, 2016

Parents Council Award

All Students

March 25, 2016

Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach

Film Industry 

March 25, 2016

The Gilbert Family Arts Administration

* Arts Administration

March 25, 2016

The Haley Entrepreneurial Artist Apprenticeship Award

Art Students

March 25, 2016

The Visual Arts Entrepreneurship Summer Experience Award

Art Students

March 25, 2016

The Parents Fund 2017

All Students

March 25, 2016

West Coast Film Award

Film Industry / Theater          (West Coast)

March 25, 2016

The Quebec Labrador Foundation Award

Juniors and Seniors (20 years and older for Summer 2016) majoring in Environmental Studies

March 25, 2016

The Earthos Institute

All students

March 25, 2016

 Additional Skidmore Awards

AWARDS

ELIGIBILITY

DEADLINE

The Thorne Family Award

First-Generation Students

March 21, 2016

FACT

Disability Services or Studies

March 25, 2016

Student Government (RCIA)

Responsible Citizenship Awards

March 25, 2016

The Levine Internship Award

Government, Politics, Law

March 25, 2016

SEE Beyond

All Students

March 25, 2016

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

March 25, 2016

* For the following 3 awards, preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need: 

  1. Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Award Program
  2. Megan McAdams-Roldan '08 International Community Service Award
  3. The Gilbert Family Endowed Arts Administration Internship Fund

SSFIAP's requiring Faculty Recommendation Letters:

  1. Megan McAdams-Roldan '08 International Community Service Award
  2. Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach Film Industry Award

Internships must be secured prior to applying for these awards:

  1. Megan McAdams-Roldan '08 International Community Service Award
  2. Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach Award


Skidmore's Summer Funded Internship Award Descriptions

Megan McAdams-Roldan '08 International Community Service Award - EARLY DEADLINE
The Megan McAdams-Roldan ‘08 International Community Service Summer Internship Program has been established through the generosity of the McAdam's Family to promote the value of participating in a summer community service project abroad. Internships must be secured when applying for this award.  Preference for this award will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Faculty recommendation letters are required and should be sent to Penny Loretto, ploretto@skidmore.edu, with FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER – Student Name in the subject line. 

Skidmore Summer Funded Internship Awards (SSFIAP)
The SSFIA's are open to all full-time students regardless of career interests, major, or class year. Students with demonstrated high financial need will be given preference for these awards. Donations to this fund are made by Skidmore alumni, parents, Skidmore's Parents Council, and friends of the College.

Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach Film Industry Award
This award will be offered on a competitive basis to provide financial support for students interested in pursuing a career in the film industry. All majors may apply. Internship must be secured prior to applying for this internship award. Faculty recommendation letters are required and should be sent to Penny Loretto, ploretto@skidmore.edu, with FACULTY RECOMMENDATION LETTER –  Student Name in the subject line.

Gilbert Family Endowed Arts Administration Internship Fund
Gilbert Family Endowed Arts Administration Internship Fund will provide a stipend to two students interested in pursuing a summer internship in the field of Arts Administration. Preference for this award will be given to financial need students.

The Parents Council Award
The Parents Council Funded Internship Award will be offered to assist a Skidmore student in gaining valuable work experience to help them to become more marketable in today's competitive job market. Donations for this award are made through Skidmore's Parents Council.  

The Parents Fund 2017 Award
The Parents Fund 2017 Award was created by a group of parents of students from the Class of 2017 to support students participating in a summer funded internship experience for summer 2016.

The West Coast Film Award
This $5,000 award will be given to a Skidmore student who either has established or who procures an internship in the film industry on the west coast for summer 2016.

The Haley Entrepreneurial Artist Apprenticeship Award
The Haley Entrepreneurial Artist Apprenticeship Award will support a student in a summer-intensive experience with a working artist, gallery, or other entrepreneurial learning opportunity designed to connect one's passion for art making with practical, basic business experience in order to provide the skills needed to live as a working artist.

The Visual Arts Entrepreneurship Summer Experience Award
The Visual Arts Entrepreneurship Summer Experience Award will support a student in a summer-intensive experience with a working artist, gallery, or other entrepreneurial learning opportunity designed to connect one's passion for art making with practical, basic business experience in order to provide the skills needed to live as a working artist.

The Jane '50 and G. Yale Eastman Skidmore College Summer Entrepreneurship Start-Up Grant Award invites students to explore new ventures; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges, and to turn their entrepreneurial energy into real world ventures. Awards may be used to support existing or planned entrepreneurial profit or non-profit ventures. We ask that you think meaningfully and creatively about the type of venture you would like to pursue. The deadline to apply for this award is April 15, 2016.

Special Donor Awards

The Career Development Center has several special donor awards (Quebec Labrador Foundation and Earthos Institute) that are different from other internship awards. Please see details and instructions for applying in Skidmore's Summer Funded Internship Awards 2016 booklet.

The Quebec Labrador Foundation Award
QLF is open to juniors or seniors (20 years old or older for summer 2016) majoring in environmental studies or related field. Interest in working outdoors and in rural areas. Wildlife and conservation focus helpful. Willingness to work as part of a team and to relate to local community residents, especially young people. Willingness to mentor others, local and high school students on the team.

The Earthos Institute Earthos is seeking interns with a strong interest in sustainability issues who possess excellent writing, communications and critical thinking skills. Successful applicants will also be able to grapple with complex concepts and systems thinking. Applicants should be organized, self-directed, and able to conduct basic research. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Status of Applications 

Students will learn the status of their application no later than April 27 and must accept and have their internship secured no later than May 6, at which time we will then offer the award to the next student on the list. It is advised that students contact the organization prior to this time to check on the status of their application (you may let them know that you've applied for funding through your college; and, if selected, you will need to accept the award immediately). 

Additional Awards

Additional Skidmore awards are also listed below and students must contact the appropriate department in order to apply.

The Thorne Family Award
The Thorne Family Awards invite first-generation college students to explore new techniques, technologies, of modes of inquiry or expression to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges. Please contact Kim Marsella in the Office of Academic Advising for more information.

The Furthering Awareness Community and Technology (FACT) Internship
The FACT award offers Skidmore students an opportunity to explore the field of disability services or disability studies.

The Levine Internship Award
The Levine Internship Award is offered on a competitive basis to support Skidmore students who wish to undertake government internships in fields related to the practice of American government, politics and/or law.

SEE BEYOND
SEE-Beyond Awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals.

SGA's Responsible Citizenship Award
SGA's Responsible Citizenship Award (RCIA) was created by Skidmore's Student Government Association to provide students financial support for undertaking unpaid summer internships that will expand their sense of community involvement, service, awareness, and civic engagement.

Environmental Studies Funded Internship Awards
The Environmental Studies Summer Internship Awards are offered on a competitive basis to support Skidmore students who wish to undertake summer internships in fields related to Environmental Studies.

Note: Additional funding opportunities may exist. Please check with your academic department to see if they offer or know of any internship scholarships or funding sources. Students who receive any other types of funding from Skidmore - stipend, scholarship, grant or any other award are limited to receiving only one award per summer.

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