Students Gain World of Experience, Opportunities

October 02, 2013

Student internship at Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg
Marie Anderson (left), worked part of her internship on the roof of the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg

From high atop a historic theatre to deep inside the plumbing at a planned hydroponic farm... from Galesburg to Chicago to Nepal... from billion-dollar corporations to start-ups... Knox College students gained a world's worth of experience in their internships this past summer.

More than 100 Knox students reported summer internships to the Bastian Center for Career and Pre-Professional Development in business and industry; medicine, science and technology; law and public service; and education and social service:

Business & Industry

Phil BennettPhil Bennett: Business Development/Marketing at the Sustainable Business Center, Galesburg, IL. "I am essentially applying what I have learned in the classroom to meaningful places outside of the classroom. This is experiential learning and one of the many elements of the multidimensional education one can receive at Knox." Read more about Phil's internship...


Medicine, Science & Technology

Jessica RobinsonJessica Robinson: Research at Yosemite National Park. "I studied current research involving the human impact on wilderness and ways to mitigate that, and worked with my mentor on surveying giant sequoias... my introductory biology classes made it easier to relate it to what I've been reading in scientific journals for my research." Read more about Jessica's internship...


Communications & the Arts

Dylan GibsonDylan Gibson: Broadcast Journalism at WPWC We Act Radio, Washington, DC. "We are in the middle of a communications revolution. Social media websites have fundamentally altered the ways all types of information are distributed. I came to We Act Radio because I was given the opportunity to embed myself within this new system.." Read more about Dylan's internship...

  • Blank Theatre Company's Young Playwright's Festival; Los Angeles, California; playwriting
  • Poetry Workshop; Malaysia; writing
  • AACP Publishing; Overland Park, Illinois; publishing
  • The Ko Festival; Amherst, Massachusetts; arts administration
  • Berlin Arts Collective; Berlin, Germany; art
  • St. Louis Beacon; St. Louis, Missouri; online news media
  • WPWC We Act Radio; Washington, D.C.; broadcast news media
  •; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; online media
  • Steppenwolf Theatre; Chicago, Illinois; theatre management
  • Theatre on the Lake; Chicago, Illinois; technical theatre
  • Clik Entertainment, LLC; Chicago, Illinois; arts administration
  • Earthdance; Massachusetts; arts administration
  • Filter Magazine; Los Angeles, California; magazine publishing
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Theatre Company; Dublin, Ireland; arts administration
  • JBTV; Chicago, Illinois; broadcast media
  • WTIU/WFIU; Bloomington, Indiana; broadcast media
  • Pennycress Energy Company; Galesburg, Illinois; marketing
  • Child Advocates; Houston, Texas; marketing
  • Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts; San Luis Obispo, California; technical theatre
  • Galesburg Civic Art Center; Galesburg, Illinois; arts administration
  • Naropa University; Boulder, Colorado; arts administration
  • City Pages; Minneapolis, Minnesota; online arts media


Law, Public Service, Social Service & Education

Prajwal Man TuladharPrajwal Man Tuladhar: United Nations Development Programme, Nepal. "The friendly and professional environment at the office and working under the deputy national project manager has been an amazing experience. But I guess what's more exciting is the fact that I am going to be a part of the economic and political development of Nepal." Read more about Prajwal's internship...

  • North Lawndale College Prep High School; Chicago, Illinois; teaching assistant
  • Urban Anthropology; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; neighborhood-based education
  • Chicago Children's Museum; Chicago, Illinois; special events
  • Sanborn Western Camps; Florissant, Missouri; camp counselor
  • Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center / Court Appointed Special Advocates; Galesburg, Illinois; family services
  • Amaya Elementary School; Amaya, Philippines; teaching assistant
  • Homewood Park District; Homewood, Illinois; nature camp counselor
  • Chicago Botanic Center / Center for Deep Ecology; Chicago, Illinois; educational programs
  • Glenbrook North High School Girl's Basketball Camps; Northbrook, Illinois; coaching assistant
  • Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; Cleveland, Ohio; educational programs
  • Skyhawks; Chicago, Illinois; coaching
  • The Association of Non-Governmental Organizations; The Gambia; public policy
  • Codepink; Washington, D.C.; public policy
  • American University; Washington, D.C.; Washington access intern
  • Social Security Administration; Washington, D.C.; Washington access intern
  • Phoenix Theatre; Phoenix, Arizona; camp counselor
  • Growing Power; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; educational outreach
  • American Red Cross; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; intern
  • Pima County Superior Court and Tucson Mayor's Office; Tucson, Arizona; public service