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Professional Internships

In pursuit of the Boston College tradition of education as instrument, Presidential Scholars work in demanding professional settings during the summer following their junior year. The internship provides Scholars with an initial exposure to a potential career path, and the opportunity to reflect on themselves as emerging professionals and leaders. Scholars spend six weeks at their placements, where they are expected to function as full-time employees. Supervisors are encouraged to assign tasks that allow Scholars to work creatively and independently, and to provide them with as broad an overview as possible. In tandem with their practical work experience, Scholars develop:

  • a global awareness of the nature of the organization, the relationship between its goals and its internal structure
  • the nature of organizational leadership; the prevailing model of leadership and how this is reflected in its approach to professional development
  • the ways in which decisions are made, policies forged, and responsibilities delegated
  • how the organization relates to the wider society as well as to consider the meaning of work in Scholars' lives by exploring aspects of the spirituality of work

Below is a sampling of internships for Presidential Scholars

Summer 2014
Internship reports for Summer 2014 will be available on-line in early to mid-fall 2014.

  • Intern, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Banking and Markets Corporate Finance Group, New York, NY
  • Research Intern, Biblioteca del Dialetto Parmigiano, Parma, Italy
  • Intern, Haley House, Boston, MA
  • Research Assistant, Professors Jonathan Bethard and Ethan Baxter, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Project Management Intern, WePay, Palo Alto, CA
  • Intern – Community Action Network, Centre for Community Resource Development, Belize City, Belize
  • Intern, IDEAs Against Violence, Inc., Weymouth, MA
  • Production Intern, Trium Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
  • Intern, Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Intern, Public Relations, Marketing & Public Affairs, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  • Intern, St. Peter Claver Catholic School, Tampa, FL
  • Volunteer Teacher, Agape Volunteers, Nairobi, Kenya
  • ESL Internship Assistant, Father Greg Sharkey, Desideri House, Boudanath, Kathmandu, Nepal AND Tibetan Language Lessons & Textual Research, Boudanath, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Intern, Boeing Learning Center, The National Archives, Washington, DC
  • Research Intern, Dr. Peter Clote, Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Intern, Boston College Magazine, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Intern – Education Department, The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Welkin Johnson, Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Summer 2013
Internship reports are available on-line -- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Intern and Research Assistant for Health and Tax Policy, Joint Economics Committee, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC and Summer Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC and Member, Asian-American Coalition, Maryland GOP
  • Intern, X-Ray Astronomy Section, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
  • Research Intern, The Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
  • U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC and Hertog Political Science Fellowship Program, Washington, DC
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer Student Fellowship, Computational Biogeochemistry Group, Woods Hole, MA
  • Intern, Dept. of Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Intern, Public Affairs Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA
  • Intern, Jesuit Conference Secretariat, Social and International Ministries, Washington, DC
  • Credit Risk Summer Analyst, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
  • Intern, Scientific Research Lab, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Research Assistant, Biological Anthropology Department, University of Reading, Reading, England
  • Intern, Cardiovascular Diseases Group, Research & Development Department, Genzyme, Inc., Framingham, MA
  • Intern, Executive Service Corps of New England, Boston, MA and Research Assistant, Prof. Juliet Schor, Sociology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Summer 2012
Internship reports
are available on-line -- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Video Production Intern, Regan Communications Group, Boston, MA, Production Intern on movie set of "The Way, Way Back" starring Steve Carell, Boston, MA
  • Development and Advocacy Intern, Tiyatien Health, Boston, MA
  • Marketing Intern, Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding, Chattanooga, TN
  • Editorial Intern, COSMOS Science Magazine, Sydney, Australia
  • Intern, Aetna, International IT Department, Hartford, CT
  • Intern, Honorable Gerald Lebovits, Bronx Civil Court, New York, NY
  • Portuguese Immersion School, Florianopolis, Brazil, English Teacher, Instituto Humanização e Desenvolvimento Integral, Heliópolis, Brazil
  • Research Assistant, Professor Andrea Staiti, Philosophy Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, The Cologne-Leuven Summer School in Phenomenology, University of Cologne, Germany, The Cologne-Leuven Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of the Mind, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Business Intern, Entreculturas, Madrid, Spain
  • Intern, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Intern, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Washington, DC
  • Research Assistant, Professor Welkin Johnson's Lab, Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Summer Fellow, Health Leads Program, Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester, MA
  • English Teacher, Haitian-American Caucus, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

Summer 2011
Internship reports are available on-line -- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Research Assistant, Prof. Moroianu's Lab, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Research Intern, Harvard/MGH Center for Genomics, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, Boston, MA, Volunteer, Healing our Land and the Banyan Tree Project, Boston, MA
  • Research Assistant, Keck Geology Consortium, Wesleyan University, Connecticut River, Middletown, CT, Research Assistant, Prof. Gail Kineke, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Ellen Winner, Psychology Arts & Minds Lab, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Elizabeth Kensinger, The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Shadowing Experience, Dr. Paul Fallon, Brighton, MA
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow, Prof. Fabio Ghrioni, Economics Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Sherpa - Outdoor Education Instructor, La Vida Center for Outdoor Education & Leadership, Adirondack Mountains, Saranac Lake, NY
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow, Prof. Juliet Schor, Sociology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Research Assistant, Drs. David Cox & Brett Graham, Visual Neuroscience Group, Harvard University's Rowland Institute, Cambridge, MA
  • Intern, Second Language Testing, Inc., Rockville, MD
  • Research Assistant, Dr. Jacob Hooker, A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Ken William, Biology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Anne Homza, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Volunteer, Jewish Vocational Services, Teaching ESL and Citizenship Courses, Boston, MA

Summer 2010
Internship reports are available on-line -- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Intern, Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • Intern, Congressman John Sullivan, Representative of the First Congressional District of Oklahoma, Washington, DC
  • Production Assistant, Le Parlement de Musique, Strasbourg, France
  • Intern, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Federal Operations' Federal Sector Programs, Washington, DC
  • Intern, Right to Education Campaign, Birzeit University, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
  • Research Assistant, Kingsbury's Organic Chemistry Lab, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Intern, True Venture's True Entrepreneur Program, B Stock Solutions, Redwood City, CA
  • Honors Intern, Naval Criminal Investigative Services, Washington, DC
  • Intern, Strategy & Knowledge Development Team, New Leaders for New Schools, New York, NY
  • Research Assistant, Moroianu Lab, Chemistry Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Luciano Floridi, Information Ethics Research Group, St. Cross College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • Intern, Barclay's Capital Investment Banking, New York, NY
  • Intern, Amnesty International, Arms Control, Security Trade and Human Rights Division, New York, NY
  • Medical Intern, Para el Mundo, Mancora, Peru
  • Intern, World Learning, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Intern, KHBS-TV, Fort Smith, AR
  • Communications Intern, Provincial Offices of the New England Jesuits, Watertown MA; Research Assistant, Profs. David & Angela Franks, St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA; Participant, Witherspoon Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Intern, HypoVereinsbank, Project and Commodity Finance Department, Munich, Germany

Summer 2009
Internship reports are available on-line -- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Summer Analyst, Revolution Partners, LLC, Boston, MA
  • Editorial Intern, Business Publishing Division, Pearson Education, Boston, MA
  • Research Fellow, Dr. Eric Dearing & Dr. Beth Casey, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Moroianu's Lab, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • The Jordan Connection:  The History and Culture of the Middle East from Ancient to Modern Times, Amman, Jordan AND Medical Intern, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Participant, Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed Conference, Minneapolis, MN AND Intern, The Center for the Theater of the Oppressed, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Intern - Assistant to Social Worker, Jesuit Refugee Services, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Site Coordinator/Art Teacher, Girasoles Program, Scripture Union, Yungay, Peru
  • Intern, Jefferies & Company, Waltham, MA
  • Research Assistant, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Omaha, NE
  • Critical Care Nurse, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Summer Analyst, Analysis Group, Inc. Boston, MA
  • Research Assistant, Lab of Dr. Winston Kuo, MicroRNA Technology and Craniofacial Abnormalities, Harvard Dental School, Boston, MA
  • Intern, The Executive Office of the President, The White House, Washington, DC
  • Summer Analyst, Equity Sales and Trading, Credit Suisse, New York, NY
  • Tax Practice Intern, Global Services, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, Boston, MA
  • Intern, Advisory Division, Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Services, KPMG LLP, Boston, MA
  • Intern, Loch Capital Management, Boston, MA

Summer 2008
Internship reports are available on-line -- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Intern, MTV Network’s Comedy Central AND Upright Citizen Brigade, Improvisation Course, New York, NY
  • Editorial Assistant to Kim Rode, Director of Young Adult Ministry Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas City, KS AND 5-Day Intensive Course Offered by Theology of the Body Institute, Philadelphia, PA AND School of Polish Language and Culture, Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • Intern, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Medical School, Philadelphia, PA AND Participant, European Academy on Bioethics, Heinrich Pesch Haus Center for Applied Ethics, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Intensive Language Program, Academia Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina AND Intern, Laboratory for Developmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Transverse Myelitis Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Teaching Assistant, Prof. Godehard Bruntrup, Munich School of Philosophy, Munich, Germany AND Presenter at the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences Conference, Berlin, Germany
  • Research Assistant, Centre for Research on Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities (EICC), University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Career Discovery Program Participant, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
  • Summer Analyst, Jefferies Broadview, Jefferies’ Technology Group, Waltham, MA
  • Intern, Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy in Palestine (MEND), Jerusalem
  • Intern, Credit Risk Management Division, UBS AG
    Stamford, CT
  • Research Assistant, Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
    Boston, MA AND Participant, European Academy on Bioethics, Heinrich Pesch Haus Center for Applied Ethics, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Intern, Asset Management Division, JPMorgan Chase
    New York, NY
  • Intern, Sales and Marketing Dept., Phaidon Press Inc.
    New York, NY

Summer of 2007

Internship reports are available on-line -- Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Intern, Coins & Metals Department, British Museum, London, England
  • Intern, Square Peg Design, Singapore
  • Intern, Transportation Logistics, Andersen Windows and Doors, Minneapolis, MN
  • Intern, Office of Political Affairs, Mexican Embassy, Washington, DC
  • Intern, Urban Ecology Institute, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA AND Haley House, Boston, MA
  • Intern, ACLU's National Legal Department, New York, NY
  • Medical Intern, Para El Mundo Medical Clinic, Mancora, Peru
  • Intern, Editorial Department, Perfil Editorial Noticias (news magazine), and Luz (fashion & beauty magazine), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Intern, Grameen Bank & Grameen Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Intern Curator, Department of Asia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Intern, The Teran Foundation, The College of Tourism & Agriculture, Cabaceira Grande, Mozambique
  • Assistant to the head of the Politico-Military Research Office, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Osh, Kyrgyzstan
  • Intern, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Intern, Office of the Secretariat for the Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC
  • Teacher, The Breakthrough Collaborative,
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Intern, Mod Green Pod, Boston, MA

 

Summer of 2006 

Internship reports are available on-line—Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Summer Intern, PCCW Ltd., Legal Department, Hong Kong
  • Intern, The Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development, Osnabruck, Germany
  • Intern, Center for the Support of Women and Children, Puno, Peru
  • Research Assistant to Prof. Christopher Ricks, Boston University, Boston, MA
    AND
    Virginia Woolf Conference, Birmingham, England
    AND
    Research Assistant, Prof. Dayton Haskin, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Technology Analyst, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY
  • Research Intern, Center for Future Security Strategies, Hudson Institute, Washington, DC
  • Musician – will collaborate with other musicians to write, mix and record a CD, New Orleans, LA
    AND
    Student, School for Improvisational Music, NY, NY
  • Intern, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • ESL Teacher and Journalism intern, Projects Abroad, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Editorial Intern, W.W. Norton and Company, New York, NY
  • Research Assistant, National Institute for Health, Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism Division, Dr. Richard Veech’s Laboratory of Metabolic Control, Washington, DC
  • Professional Musical Theater Workshop, The Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
    AND
    Intern, The Eugene O’Neill Conferences Center, Waterford, CT
  • Intern, CARECEN – A nonprofit humanitarian organization, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Medical Intern
    Student Health and Welfare Centres Organization Mobile Health Clinic, Cape Town, South Africa
    AND
    Intern
    Absolute Return for Kids (NGO that promotes the welfare of children affected by AIDS
    Cape Town, South Africa
    AND
    Medical Intern, International Service Learning, Dares Salaam, Tanzania
    AND
    Attendee, International HIV/AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • Intern
    Global Portfolio Management
    Corporate Banking
    Citigroup
    New York, NY
  • Administrative Assistant, Philosophy Summer Course taught at the American College in Greece by Prof. John Manoussakis and to the Annual Philosophy Athens Summer International Conference
    AND
    Intern to Prof. Richard Kearney to help organize a philosophical & inter-faith theologoical conference in May to take place in Bangalore, India—summer internship will take place in West Cork, Ireland

Summer of 2005
Internship reports are available on-line—Access to reports is restricted to current Scholars.  Please use your BC username and password to view the reports.

  • Summer Credit Risk Analyst, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
  • Summer Analyst, UBS Investment Bank, Health Care Group Division, New York, NY
  • Developing the Screenplay – Dramatic Writing Course, Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York, NY
  • Teaching Assistant, PROMYS (Intensive Mathematics Program), Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Intern, Office of U.S. Representative Jim Ramstad, Minnesota’s Third District Representative, Washington, DC
  • Research Assistant, Dr. Steve Bruner, Chemistry Department, Boston College, Chestnut, MA
  • Intern, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal, For the former Yugoslavia at the Hague, The Netherlands
  • Intern, Indicorps, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Summer Analyst, Investment Banking Division, Citicorp, New York, NY
  • Intensive Italian Language Study & Intern, Art Museum or Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Primate Care Volunteer, The Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education, South Africa
  • Business Analyst, Accenture Consulting, Boston, MA
  • Research Assistant, New England Public Policy Center, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA

Summer of 2004

Hard copies of these reports are available in the library at Lawrence House.

  • Boston 2004, Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Larry Scott, Chemistry Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Intern, Rapid Response to Prison Brutality Project, Massachusetts Correction Legal Services, Boston, MA
  • Lab Assistant, Prof. Larry McLaughlin, Biochemistry Dept., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
    AND
    Student Medical Relief Assistant, Center for International Service Learning, Trinidad and Guyana
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington, DC
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Robert Signorile, Computer Science Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Emergency Department, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
    AND
    Research Assistant, Prof. Stephen Wicks, Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Lab Assistant, Prof. Mary Roberts, Biochemistry Dept., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Intern, Urban Ecology Institute, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Intern, XPlana Learning (a creative design & multimedia software development agency), Newbury Street, Boston, MA
  • Lab Assistant, Dr. Dennis Selkoe, Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Student Medical Relief Assistant, The Center for International Service Learning for the Academic Community, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    AND
    Research Intern, Acute Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Summer of 2003 :

Hard copies of these reports are available in the library at Lawrence House.

  • Iowa Summer Writing Festival, University of Iowa, IA
  • Boston Adult Literacy Fund, Boston, MA
  • Research Internship for Prof. Virginia Reinburg on "Early Modern French History Research,"
    Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
  • Arms Control Association, Washington, DC
  • Law Offices of Chaz R. Fisher, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Investment Banking Internship at Citigroup's Global Corporate & Investment Bank, New York, NY
  • Neurological Sciences Division, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute of Health, Washington, DC
  • The University of Maryland Leadership Institute, College Park, MD
  • Research Internship for Profs. Amir Hoveyda and Janine Cossy,
    Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris, France
  • The Catholic New World Newspaper, Chicago, IL
  • Policy Office of Thomas Finneran, Speaker of the House, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
    Boston, MA
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, National Science Foundation,
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Summer of 2002:

Hard copies of these reports are available in the library at Lawrence House.

  • Structural Neuroscience Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
  • The Tablet, London, England
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington, DC
  • Institute for Popular Music, Liverpool, England
  • Sesame Street, New York, NY
  • US Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Gabelli Asset Management, Rye, New York
  • La Plaza, WGBH, Boston, MA
  • Federal Reserve Bank, Research Department, Boston, MA
  • Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences, Tufts University
  • Engalitcheff Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Summer of 2001:

  • Amnesty International, New York, NY
  • Summerbridge, Hong Kong, China
  • Toplum Sorunlarini Arastirma Merkezi (TOSAM), Ankara, Turkey
  • Actors' Theater of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Haley House, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Department of Philosophy, Boston College, Journal "Religion & the Arts," Chestnut Hill, MA
  • University of Alabama Medical School, Birmingham, Alabama
  • District Offices of Congressman Clay Shaw, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • New York Editorial Office, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY
  • House of Representatives, Washington, DC
  • MauroNewMedia, New York, NY

Summer of 2000:

  • Lutheran Social Services, Jacksonville, FL
  • The Atlantic Monthly, Boston, MA
  • Office of Chemical, Biological and Missile Nonproliferation, Bureau of Nonproliferation, US Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Intel Corporate Research Laboratories, Santa Clara, CA
  • Department of Chemistry, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • US Embassy, Athens, Greece
  • International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, England
  • Oxfam America, Boston, MA
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA
  • Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
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