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Syracuse University students receive Clements Internship Awards
Syracuse University students receive Clements Internship AwardsJune 07, 2007Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
Five outstanding students have been named recipients of 2007 Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards at Syracuse University. The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards are intended to provide financial assistance to SU juniors and seniors with special potential to undertake creative and unusual internships. These awards, which range from $2,500 to $5,000, are made possible by a grant from SU alumnus Mark Clements.
Clements Internships are two to three months long. Clements interns will usually spend one semester or summer away from the University, working under the guidance and supervision of an expert who can help them shape practical experience that builds on their University education. The Clements Internship Awards are administered by SU’s Center for Career Services.
The 2007 Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award recipients are:
David Taube, a sophomore pursuing degrees in psychology and philosophy in The College of Arts and Sciences, and a degree in magazine journalism in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is also involved in the Renee Crown Honors Program and plans to pursue a Capstone Project involving experimental psychology. This May and June, Taube is attending a seven-week internship in London at Philosophy Now, a magazine specializing in popular philosophy. He will work side by side with the magazine’s founder and editor in chief, Rick Lewis, implementing graphic changes and contributing to editorial content. Taube’s award is in the amount of $3,000.
Stuart Angus, a senior double majoring in biochemistry and chemical engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS). He has served as a resident advisor for two years, as member of the University 100 and as president of the SU chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Angus has worked in the biochemistry lab of Roy Welch since January 2006, studying the aggregation and phase transitions in the bacteria Myxoccocus xanthus. Angus’ proposed internship will include the continuation of this research and include the presentation of this research at the 34th International Conference on the Biology of Myxobacteria this summer in Grenada, Spain. After graduating in December 2007, Angus plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biochemistry or another closely related discipline. Angus’ award is in the amount of $3,600.
Dylan Fairchild, a sophomore double majoring in public relations in the Newhouse School and sociology in The College of Arts and Sciences. At SU, Fairchild currently holds the positions of vice president of public relations for the Watson Hall Council and development director for the student-run Jerk Magazine, and is a member of the P.R. committee for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Fairchild’s internship will be at the Youth Advocacy Center Inc. in New York City. The YAC’s mission is to teach young adults in, and at risk of, foster care to be advocates for themselves and take control of their lives. These teenagers have the desire, potential and talent to succeed, but lack the adequate resources to plan for their life goals. Fairchild will assist the current communications director, developing and assisting publicity and marketing campaigns, writing press releases and researching funding opportunities, while learning about the nonprofit sector. Fairchild’s award is in the amount of $5,000.
Abby Feldman is a junior broadcast journalism major in the Newhouse School. Currently residing in Spain as a continuation of her second semester sophomore year abroad, she is working at the Safe Democracy Foundation in Madrid, helping organize events, translate for the website and learn more about international issues and politics. Feldman’s internship will be in Spain this summer, where she will mix her Spanish language skills with a career in journalism working at La Voz del Interior, a principal newspaper in Cordoba, Spain. She will be working at the most important newspaper in the region, developing her reporting skills while covering news unlike any in the United States. Throughout the months of July and August, she will be working at the newspaper, as well as taking a class that will present how communication media function in Cordoba. Feldman’s award is in the amount of $4,000.
Samantha Harmon is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sculpture in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. She will be interning at Sculpture Space, a nonprofit organization that provides facilities and support to artists through two-month residency programs in Utica, N.Y. She will participate in all aspects of art administration in the organization’s international residency program, which includes responsibilities such as documenting artwork, researching, public speaking, marketing, public outreach and exhibition preparation. Additionally, she has the opportunity to be a studio assistant to artists working at Sculpture Space. Harmon’s award is in the amount of $2,750.
For-credit internships at Syracuse University are administered by the Center for Career Services, a principal unit of the Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Career Services Network, an association of career offices on campus, each of which has internship information particularly relevant to its students. For more information, visit http://students.syr.edu/careerservices