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Clements Award Supports Nine Students with Unique Internships
The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards enable Syracuse University students to hold unique internships that would not be possible without financial help. After an extensive application process, nine students were awarded the Clements Internship Award for their internship this year.
“Clements is allowing me to pursue the internship of my dreams,” says Skye Prentice, a student in the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications and a recipient of this year’s Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award.
Clements interns will usually spend one summer away from the University, working under the guidance and supervision of an expert who can help them connect their academic learning to real world application. Featured below are four of this year’s awardees and their internships Clements helped make possible.
Prentice, December ’18, Television, Radio, and Film, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
This summer, Prentice is interning at Wingate Motion as a production intern. In the position, she will be fundraising for and marketing Wingate Motion’s newest film, “Nyima.” Prentice will also log footage and edit previously filmed projects, creating a sizzle reel for release in 2018. In addition to these projects, Prentice will assist the founder of the company at local shoots in the Yosemite area.
Charlie Burg ’19, Music Industry, College of Visual and Performing Arts
As an intern in the radio department of Sub Pop Records, Burg looks forward to the summer ahead. Burg will help with mailings, making one-sheets and press updates, creating CDRs, updating databases and project reports. Burg foresees that the internship will help him understand the inner workings of a label from multiple perspectives. This knowledge will come in handy as Burg simultaneously pursues a career as an independent musical artist, alongside pursuing a career at a record label.
Tajanae (Taj) Harris ’20, Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Harris will spend her summer as an oral history research intern for the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. Traveling throughout Ghana, Harris will listen to oral histories from a variety of communities, write brief ethnographies and document the ways that griots influence public life in parts of Ghana. After a jam-packed summer, Harris plans to apply findings to research used for the McNair Scholars Program.
Marcus Lane Jr. ’19, Policy Studies with a minor in Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
This summer, Lane is working as a community organizing intern for The Bronx Defenders. Working on the Community Organizing Project for the organization, Lane will help with community outreach through phone banking, hanging flyers, knocking on doors, participating in street and digital outreach, and assisting with training and general membership meetings. He will engage with players and stakeholders in the social justice field and will participate in The Bronx Defenders youth mentorship program. All of the work centers on the organization’s goal to engage Bronx residents about immigration, criminal justice reform, family reunification, education, housing, police accountability and other issues.
“Developing an intimate knowledge of how people are affected by the law while simultaneously working to change it at The Bronx Defenders will be phenomenal, as I will learn the dynamics of community empowerment, public service, and societal transformation at such a pivotal time in our national and global history. Because the Clements Award covers the major expenses associated with living in New York City, this rare opportunity is not only possible but will be my reality for this summer,” says Lane.
The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards are distributed through Career Services in the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience.
Students can contact Career Services for more information.