Student Internship Projects, 2012 Awards

Elizabeth Borgia '13
The Children's Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Hospital at The Children’s Institute provides pediatric rehabilitation to children, adolescents and young adults who have experienced an illness or injury that has impacted their daily functioning at home, school or in their recreational life. Borgia will work with the Developmental Play and Activities department that works with children and provides a bright, fun-filled environment where children engage in structured and supervised developmental play as a complement to the medical and therapy services they receive during their inpatient stay.

"The thing I am most looking forward to is working with the children," Borgia said. "I would love to become a physician assistant in the field of pediatrics. I am very passionate about helping children receive proper medical treatment in order for them to live a long, healthy life. To help children at such a young age, and to see them thrive and live a healthy life would be very rewarding to me as an individual. Thus by working as an intern at The Children's Institute this summer I will be able to see the aspects of medicine in a clinical setting, while taking a step in the right direction for my future career plans while evolving not only as a student, but also as a person."

Brianna McGoff '13
Roadshow Concepts, Nashville, Tenn.
McGoff is spending her summer in Nashville as a personal assistant to Stephen Shutts and Robert Reynolds, stars of a new TV show that will hit air on CMT in early 2013. Reynolds is a member of the Grammy Award-winning band, the Mavericks. She is participating in merchandising and publicizing the upcoming show, as well as assisting in the filming process.

Read her story here.

Dylan Reed '12
Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems, Washington, D.C.
Reed has accepted an internship at the Department of Transportation under the Maritime Administration in Washington, D.C., through the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems. His duties will revolve around research projects involving the U.S. shipping industry. As part of the program, Reed will also enroll at Georgetown University for the summer.

"I am most looking forward to the opportunity to work with some of the most influential people in United States politics," Reed said. "I hope to one day become a part of that group. LVC has provided me with a great education and a multitude of funding which has helped me pursue every possible career path I could ever want. Being immersed in D.C. politics with talented young people with fresh ideas will only further develop my education and future job opportunities. The funding provided by the Arnold Internship Grant has been crucial in my attendance of this program and I am very honored to have been selected to receive this award."

Jude Kristovensky '12
Ridge Policy Group, Harrisburg, Pa.
The Ridge Policy Group is a full-service government relations and issue management firm with offices located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. The bi-partisan team has led state governments, managed state and federal legislative offices, and served in the White House Cabinet, gaining intimate familiarity with legislative and administrative policies and processes.

"As the spring semester intern at Ridge Policy Group in Harrisburg, I have gained a tremendous amount of experience not only in governmental relations, but also in the Pennsylvania General Assembly," Kristovensky said. "From learning how to monitor and track legislation for our clients, to attending meetings with various state representatives, Ridge Policy has taught me the skills and professionalism needed to become a vital asset in any organization. LVC has sufficiently prepared me for the road ahead, and I would like to thank Dr. Benesch of the Political Science Department for his recommendation to apply for and be awarded the Arnold Internship Grant."

Katlyn Landes '13
Art Museum

Read her story here.