2017 Arnold Grant Internship Awards
The Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education was established in 2011 to award up to $50,000 per year to support student-faculty research, independent student summer research, and independent student internships. Here is a synopsis of how the grantees benefited from the Arnold’s generosity this past year.
Michael Butcher ’18
Global Studies Major; Spanish & Politics Minor
The Osgood Center for International Studies, Washington, D.C. —Summer Domestic Internship
Michael Butcher, a senior global studies major, had the opportunity to be a part of the Program Associate Internship at the Osgood Center for International Studies in Washington, D.C., for the summer. As part of this nine-week program, Butcher completed a six-week independent research study, along with participating in the institute program, “The Osgood Institute on the Global Economic and Security Order: Concepts, Conflict, and Cooperation.” Through the program, he worked first-hand on current international issues, visited multiple U.S.-based embassies, and attended several “Think Tank” events.
Nicole Files ’18
Accounting, Business Administration, & Spanish Triple Major
KPMG LLP —Summer Domestic Internship
Senior accounting major Nicole Files landed an internship at KPMG, a Big Four accounting firm, after making a connection during LVC’s Accounting Night networking event. She spent the summer working for their Harrisburg office, where she built practical skills through hands-on experience in auditing. Files also worked with different offices of the Big Four company and was offered a full-time position as an audit associate starting after graduation this spring.
Kaitlyn Kennedy ’18
Accounting Major; Business Minor
Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, Bureau of Accounting & Financial Management —Summer Domestic Internship
This summer senior accounting major Kaitlyn Kennedy interned at the Office of the Budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. There, she applied knowledge she gained at LVC to governmental accounting. Kennedy completed multiple accounting projects for the state and attended numerous networking events. Upon completion of her internship, Kennedy will receive a full-time position as an executive financial associate.
Devon Malloy ’19
Digital Communications & Global Studies Double Major
University of Maastricht Center for European Studies —Summer International Internship
Digital communications and global studies double major Devon Malloy completed an international internship this past summer at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She interned at the university’s Center for European Studies, leading field trips throughout the city and across Europe for students from colleges and universities around the world. Malloy also created social media campaigns and worked on other digital projects for the university.
Audrey Reiley ’18
Art & Art History Major; World Classics & Philosophy Minor
The State Museum of Pennsylvania —Summer Domestic Internship
Audrey Reiley, a senior studio art & art history major, interned with the State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in Harrisburg. She conducted research for the PHMC and completed other projects for their Collections Management Department, including preparing the commission’s General Collection and Quilt Collection for online publication. Reiley also researched the genealogy and ownership of museum pieces.
Rebecca Whalen ’18
Politics Major; Law & Society & Business Minor
The Fund for American Studies - The Eben Tisdale Fellowship —Summer Domestic Internship
Senior politics major Rebecca Whalen utilized her Arnold Grant toward participation in the prestigious Eben Tisdale Fellowship in Washington, D.C., during the summer. As a fellow, she interned for the lobbying branch of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, gaining a better understanding of the relationship between government and industry. While in D.C., Whalen attended House and Senate hearings on Capitol Hill and developed her knowledge of national and international issues.
Hannah Dieringer ’17
Business Administration and Art & Art History Double Major
Delaware Art Museum—Summer Domestic Internship
Dieringer interned with the Education Department at the Delaware Art Museum in summer 2016. She worked on educational programs in the museum and participated in outreach programs at libraries, schools, and parks with the goal of making art accessible to everyone. Dieringer is interested in a career in art administration.
Timothy Markovits ’17
Digital Communications Major
House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania—Summer Domestic Internship
Markovits received partial funding for an internship with the House of Representatives in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. This opportunity exposed him to the legislative branch of state government, as well as lobbyists, lawyers, and activists.
Rebecca Sheedy ’17
The Atlantis Project—Summer International Internship
Sheedy spent three weeks in the summer of 2016 in Cuenca, Spain, shadowing specialists in the medical profession to gain an insider’s view into the Spanish healthcare system. In addition to following physicians throughout their daily activities, Sheedy taught English to the doctors and nurses during evening hours. This experience increased her knowledge of healthcare in another country, expanded her cultural horizons, and increased her intercultural competence.
Adam Evanko ’16
Disney College Program
Evanko has always dreamed of working for Disney. As an English major, movies such as Tangled inspired his passion for writing, and Disney became one of his most prominent inspirations. However, he also recognized that part of what made Disney World great was the dedication of its staff. Through his participation in the prestigious Disney College Program, Evanko established professional connections that will aid him later in life. During his internship, Evanko spread happiness to others in the same way that Disney touched him during his childhood. He enrolled in classes during his time at Disney that educated him about the complicated working of a large, international company. Additionally, he his work in the park provided him with “a dreamland of inspiration.”
Ryan Shesman ’16
Internship at the Washington Center
Ryan Shesman wanted to learn about international business and the College’s long-standing program at the Washington Center provided a great opportunity. Shesman secured an internship in Washington, D.C., and gained experience in this area of business, acknowledging that, though he had learned theory related to international business, he would need real-world experience to put it into practice.
Corby Myers ’17
World Trade Center Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pa.
Myers continued the tradition of previous LVC students who have interned with the World Trade Center Harrisburg when she worked in marketing, communications, and event planning over the summer of 2015. Her role involved the global resources that are provided by the organization to the local and regional business community. The primary objective of Myers’ internship was to market, communicate, and plan events for surrounding businesses. These events provide resources that will solve and resolve key issues and concerns that Pennsylvania companies experience in the global market.
Giovanna Ortiz ’16
CWS-Lancaster’s Immigration Legal Services Program, Lancaster, Pa.
Ortiz spent her summer working full-time in an unpaid position to conduct research on case law, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services policies, and court procedures. She also prepared briefs and country condition reports on immigration cases, creating client files, and assisting clients in Spanish and English. The cultural component of the work environment, along with the exposure to immigration law, provided Ortiz with an invaluable experience and help her pursue legal studies in the field of politics, Spanish, international relations, and law.
Cory Paternoster ’16
Noisy Little Critter Studios, Downingtown, Pa.
Paternoster had the opportunity to work closely in the studio with Mike Bardzik, owner and chief engineer of Noisy Little Critter Studios, on professional recording sessions using equipment common to LVC students as well as new equipment. He also worked with Bardzik on finishing the final pieces of this fully functioning studio, which is a unique internship experience that helped Paternoster learn about studio design and acoustic treatment of sound rooms. The studio, though only two years old, has recorded an impressive list of albums and EPs in their converted historic barn in Downingtown, Pa. It is widely considered one of the most successful independent studios in Pennsylvania. Paternoster helped set up and run recording sessions, as well as physical work in the mainly acoustic treating rooms and gained a complete, hands-on perspective of how a professional studio is established.