As summer is underway, interns anticipate learning, growth

July 2013—With nearly 130 students interning across the Center for Community Engagement's three internship programs—Civic Engagement Scholars, Pioneer Valley Citizen Summer, and the Vela Summer Scholars—the summer season appears poised to be a time of intellectual, professional, and personal growth for students around the country and internationally. CCE staff writer Jenny Morgan spoke with four interns during their first days on the job to learn more about what they're doing and what they hope to take away from this summer.

Internship Postcards: Elizabeth Namugosa '14


August 2012—story by Jenny Morgan, photo courtesy of Elizabeth Namugosa ‘14. Namugosa, center, with her UWEAL colleagues
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Although she’s never lived there, Uganda has always been home to Elizabeth (Liz) Namugosa ‘14.

Internship Postcards: Theophilus Agbi '15


August 2012—story by Jenny Morgan, photo
by Rob Mattson/Amherst College, Office of Public Affairs

Theophilus (Theo) Agbi ’15 didn’t start out looking for an internship in local government, but he’s pretty glad he found one.

Internship Postcards: Amelia Moore '14


August 2012—story by Jenny Morgan, photo courtesy of Amelia Moore ’14

Last winter, Washington, D.C. native Amelia Moore ’14 and her mother, Bradley Clements ’84, took a slightly unusual vacation. The mother-daughter team flew to Nairobi, Kenya, with the sole purpose of volunteering in Kibera— one of the largest slums in Africa. Moore was making good on a promise she’d made to Ken Okoth, her former high school history teacher and the founder of the Children of Kibera Foundation.

Internship Postcards: Roshard Bryant '14E

Photo by Rob Mattson/Amherst College, Office of Public Affairs

August 2012—Story by Jenny Morgan, photo by Rob Mattson/Amherst College, Office of Public Affairs

If you spend time with Roshard Bryant ‘14E, you'll quickly learn three things: he has infinite reserves of energy, an effortless ability to work with people, and genuine passion for everything he does. Not a bad combination for someone who thinks he wants to be an educator.

Internship Postcards: Sophia Meyerson '13


August 2012—story by Jenny Morgan, photo courtesy of Sophia Meyerson ’13

For Sophia Meyerson ’13, there’s never been any doubt about her future profession. The history major from Concord, Massachusetts has simply always known she wanted to be a physician. “I came to Amherst knowing I’d be pre-med,” Meyerson says. What wasn’t always clear to Meyerson, however, was what her career as a doctor might look like. A chance internet search two years ago changed that for Meyerson— profoundly.

Internship Postcards: Eugene Golubitskiy '12

Eugene Golubitskiy

August 2011—story by Jenny Morgan, photo courtesy of Eugene Golubitskiy ’12

It’s not every day that a student picks up a new language for a summer internship, but Eugene Golubitskiy ’12 (pictured on the far right, front row) was not going to let the summer pass without learning Serbian.

Internship Postcards: Christine Lyons '12E

Christine Lyons

August 2011—story by Jenny Morgan, photo courtesy of Christine Lyons ‘12E

Christine Lyons ‘12E (pictured on the far right in the back row) has wanted to teach for as long as she can remember.

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