How I spent my summer internship

Jessie Kavana '12
As promotions coordinator for the
Hudson Valley Renegades, Jessie
Kavana '12 assisted in sales and
helped to make each game
entertaining. More photos below.

September 13, 2012

From South America to Africa to Saratoga Springs, 63 Skidmore students had internship experiences this summer that many called “life changing,” “amazing,” and “confidence-building.”

Here’s a small sampling:

“I don’t think I could have found a better internship for myself,” Staub said. “I was able to practice my Spanish every day, have an inside look on how to manage a fairly new NGO, learn about immigration laws, and develop strong friendships with the people I worked with.”

“One of my biggest takeaways from this internship is the importance of passion,” said Marte.

Differing from Skidmore’s SEE-Beyond experiences in their focus on enabling students to develop industry-specific abilities, these internships were support by diverse funding sources, including donations from Skidmore alumni, parents, staff and friends; the Student Government Association, Parents Council, and President’s Advisory Council; and the New World Foundation in New York City.