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Internship Stories: Teaching Students to be Good Citizens

April 6, 2018

By Danielle Innocent, Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program During the summer of 2017, I had the pleasure of interning with Discovering Justice, an educational justice nonprofit based out of the Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston, MA. As with most nonprofits, the internship was unpaid; however, because of the Yawkey Program, I was able to have enough of an income to finance a summer in the city and allow me the opportunity to intern with an incredible organization. Discovering...

Student Stories: A Research Internship is Within Your Reach

April 4, 2018

By Vani Gupta, Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program Being a pre-medical student in a huge school like Boston University and in a city with so many college students, the idea of getting involved in meaningful research seemed like an impossible task. But with a lot of determination and a stroke of luck, I found out that a cancer research lab at MGH was looking for a student intern, and I all of a sudden found myself immersed...

Getting Ready for the First Day on the Job

April 2, 2018

By Lou Gaglini, Executive Director It’s almost here! Your first day at work—whether for a new summer internship or full-time job after graduation—is right around the corner, and it’s time to prepare. You wrote a great cover letter and resume, crushed the interviews, got the job, but it’s not over yet. So, let’s get ready. Test Your Commute. It is always a good idea to take a dry-run a few days before your first day (at the...

Internship Stories: Unlocking Autism’s Secrets

March 30, 2018

By Sydney Lovelace, Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program During the summer of 2017, I interned at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Lurie Center for Autism research unit, working specifically on a chronic intermittent alcohol exposure study in mice. This project seeks to explore how peripheral inflammation influences CNS microglia. I tested the hypothesis that monocytes and macrophages in mice deficient in MyD88 signaling will have a diminished pro-inflammatory response after CIE compared to mice with intact endogenous MyD88 signaling. The...

Advice from the Other Side: Owning Your Career Path

March 28, 2018

By Samatha Vigeant, Center for Career Development With the spring semester coming to an end and summer quickly approaching, Terriers are securing all kinds of exciting summer internships, fellowships, research opportunities, full-time jobs, and graduate school acceptances. You’re happy that your friends are succeeding in their career development, but what happens if you don’t get the position you wanted, or the salary you were hoping for, or you haven’t received a job offer at all? It...

Tips for Applying to a Funded Internship Program

March 26, 2018

By Samantha Gignac, Yawkey Program Coordinator Excited about the opportunity to participate in one of the CCD’s Funded Internship Programs, but wondering how you can make sure your application is stronger? Follow these application tips to make yourself a great candidate for one of the Funded Internship Programs! Prepare your responses in a separate document. The application form is not one which allows you to save your progress; you must complete the application in a single session. Use...

Student Stories: Olivia Ferris, Giving the Gift of Speech

March 23, 2018

By Olivia Ferris (SPH'20), Yawkey Program Intern This past summer I worked at the AES World Languages and Cultures Institute (AWLCI), a nonprofit language school in Boston that teaches English to non-native speakers and medical Spanish to doctors and other healthcare professionals. There, my main job as an intern was to work on development programs and securing grant funding for the organization. While I absolutely loved grant writing and the other development tasks, I wound up with...

Student Stories: Empowering Future STEM Leaders

By Claire Graham, Yawkey Nonprofit Internship Program Last summer I interned at The LEAH Project, a nonprofit located in the South End that focuses on empowering low income high school students of color to pursue STEM as a career. These students participate in a mentorship program in which they teach STEM to elementary students in an after school program and in return we assist them with their college applications, provide career development workshops, and foster leadership...

Attending an Information Exchange

March 22, 2018

By Olivia Ritter, CCD Employer Relations Intern Editor's Note: Olivia attended the Fall 2017 Communications and Marketing Career Information Exchange. The same format will be used at the upcoming Government Careers Information Exchange, which will be held on April 11 at Boston College. If you are interested in attending the Government Careers Information Exchange, RSVP on Handshake.  Going into the Communications and Marketing Career Information Exchange, I had very little idea of what to expect. As a...

Internship Series: Red Hat

March 21, 2018

Patrick Dillon ENG '18 | Computer Engineering Software Engineering Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? PD: I worked on OpenShift Online, which is a cloud computing platform. I wrote software to make improvements to the new user registration process. CCD: How did you find the position? What helped you get it?  PD: Red Hat hosted an event at BU. I made a connection with one of the Red Hat managers at the event and followed up with him. Subsequently...