LVC’s Arnold Grants Awarded to Students for Political and Global Medical Internships

Lebanon Valley College students will be completing meaningful work experience internships this summer

Now in its eighth year of assisting students with once-in-a-lifetime internships and research opportunities, the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education recently funded additional experiences for the summer of 2019.

The Arnold grant program awards up to $50,000 per year to support student-faculty research, independent student summer research, and independent student internships. Here is a look at the student internships that the program is making a reality this summer. 


Nicole Flohr
Global Studies and Politics double major
Protocol Office at the United States Mission to the United Nations – Summer Internship

Flohr will spend 10 weeks discovering the world of diplomacy and government affairs. The Protocol Office has the important job of displaying the United States positively to all visitors and event guests. As an intern, she will help facilitate events at various locations in New York City and be part of the event management process.

“Overall, I want to positively impact the world. This internship will give me valuable experience in government and event management. I hope to develop my intercultural competence, communication skills, and problem-solving. The focus on international and cultural diplomacy also aligns with my career ambitions.” 


Christopher Miller
Biology major
Atlantis Clinical Fellowship – Summer Internship

In Thessaloniki, Greece, Miller will spend three weeks shadowing doctors of varying disciplines and exploring global healthcare as he pursues an orthopedic physician career path. He will also immerse himself in the history, art, and culture of Greece.

“I hope to gain invaluable traits, and this will give me clinical experience in the medical field on an unprecedented level. The international restrictions on shadowing of medical practitioners are much more relaxed than those in the U.S., so I will get a close-up look. I will compare medical practices elsewhere to our domestic system and possibly implement the international advantages.”


Mai Phan
Global Studies and Politics double major
The Fund for American Studies – Summer Domestic Internship

Phan will spend eight weeks in Washington D.C. to work and study. The program includes academic courses in economics and government with six credits from George Mason University. Phan will be pursuing the international affairs track as she hopes to pursue graduate school in that field. As part of her internship, she will work with one of the international policy groups, think tanks, embassies, or global non-governmental organizations in the area.

“I want to become a political scientist that specializes in Southeast Asia. Before that, I want to go to graduate school to obtain a doctoral degree. My first choice is to work at an international organization that opens opportunities for anyone regardless of their nationality, origins, or race. For example, I have thought of working for the United Nations or the World Bank. I also want to keep doing research, and my focus is the relationship among Southeast Asian countries and the world.”