Students from Hendrix College are spending their summer break getting involved in internships.
More than 110 students are participating in internships though Hendrix’s Office of Career Services.
In addition, more than 60 interns from college chose to remain in Arkansas for the summer, with others traveling as far as China, Rwanda and Spain, according to a news release from the school.
“Still others have fanned out to 19 states and the District of Columbia for work with for-profit and nonprofit entities, gaining insight into disciplines as diverse as law, healthcare, museum curation, politics and government, religious communities, accounting, broadcasting, and economic development,” the release states.
Director of Career Services and manager of the internship program, Leigh Lassiter-Counts said Hendrix loves having the amount of students they have “actively pursuing” work they are interested in.
“Securing an internship can influence a student’s career path like no other experience, and we’re thankful to have a number of programs here on campus that provide stipends for internships that would otherwise not offer compensation,” she said. “It makes accepting an unpaid internship possible for many students who rely on summer income to provide for their expenses during the school year.”
Jacob Levy, from Memphis, Tennessee, is an interdisciplinary studies major with a focus on media arts and production.
He is spending his summer at the Recording Academy GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and said the first few weeks of his experience have been a whirlwind of learning new skills while exploring existing passions for music and performance.
“So far, one highlight of the internship has been practicing my photography skills by taking pictures of singer songwriter Tony Joe White during his performance at the museum,” Levy said.
This year, 32 summer internship stipends were funded through sources associated with Hendrix, such as the Odyssey Program, the Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling and the Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language.