Emerson Scholarship Winners


Firdavs Abdunazarov '16
Social Entrepreneurship: Asebu, Ghana

Firdavs (Business Administration & Economics), an international student from Tajikistan, will complete an internship in Social Entrepreneurship at the Alliance for Youth Development (AYD) in Asebu, Ghana during J Term 2016. During his time in Ghana, Firdavs will work with the Sew for Sisterhood Project which focuses on economic empowerment of women through small business development. 

Tristan Davis Fralick '17
Transcultural Nursing: Asebu, Ghana

During J Term 2016, Tristan (Nursing) will complete an internship in Transcultural Nursing at the Alliance for Youth Development (AYD) in Asebu, Ghana. In Ghana, Tristan will intern at the clinic associated with the AYD orphanage, travel to a remote village to study low health access regions of Ghana, and teach health promotion classes in the local schools. 

Brandy Dijette-Pierce '16
International Affairs Intern: Maringa, Brazil

Brandy (International Business) will work this summer as an International Affairs Intern at the Universidad Federal de Juiz de Fora in Maringa, Brazil. Brandy will conduct a market analysis and develop a marketing strategy for the university to promote its programs abroad. She looks forward to turning theory into practice as she works in a country experiencing rapid economic growth. 

Margaret Elisofon '17
Music and Language Acquisition: La Paz, Bolivia

Margaret (Music) will travel to La Paz, Bolivia this summer to intern in Music and Language Acquisition at the language school Instituto Exclusivo. As part of her internship, Margaret will train as an ESL teacher, teach English using music, and immerse herself in the traditional music of Bolivia. 

Nicholas Hills '17
Music and Language Acquisition: La Paz, Bolivia

Nicholas (Geology and Biology), an international student from Australia, will work this summer as a Research and Field Technician for the Remediation of the former Astra Street Dump, which is adjacent to the Hunter Wetlands Centre in the suburbs of Newcastle, Australia. Nicholas will gather information about the pollution, remediation, risks, and future land use options of the site. 

Nobel Htoo '17
Public Health and Nursing Intern: Mae Sot, Thailand

Nobel (Nursing) will work as a Public Health and Nursing Intern at the Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. Nobel will serve the clinic's patients who are mainly refugees, migrants, and displaced people from neighboring Burma. She will also visit children in local schools to provide health education.

James O'Grady '16
Community & Business Development Intern: Western Cape, South Africa

Jamie (Business Administration and Sociology), an international student from Scotland, will work as a Community and Business Development Intern this summer at SCORE, a community development organization in Western Cape, South Africa. Jamie will manage projects to assist SCORE in its mission of "changing lives through sport."

Allison Pinski '17
International Relations Intern: Rome, Italy

In January 2016, Allison (Political Science) will intern in International Relations in Rome, Italy. Allison's placement will give her an insider's perspective on the infrastructure of global development, the responsibilities of multilateral fundraising and financing, and the relationships between organizations and the states in which they operate. 

Marc Russell '16
International Relations Intern: Rome, Italy

Marc (Business Administration and Accounting), an international student from Scotland, will complete an Accounting Internship this summer at the Instituto Exclusivo, a language school in La Paz, Bolivia. Marc is eager to "improve his business and accounting knowledge" by reviewing the school's accounting systems and international banking options and by implementing an inventory management system.

David Styles '16
Sports Facility Operations Intern: Dubai, UAE

David (Business Administration), an international student from the UK, will work as a Sports Facility Operations Intern at Duplays Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. David will market and advertise soccer programs for Duplays Dubai and looks forward to working in one of the world's fastest-growing cities.

Kit Tregear '16
Sports Facility Operations Intern: Dubai, UAE

Kit (Mathematics), an international student from the UK, will work as an Equity Research Intern this summer at Deutsche Bank in Bangkok, Thailand. At his internship, Kit will assist senior researchers in marketing the firm's findings to clients. 


Jhevaughn Beckford '14

Miami Federal Credit Union - Miami, Florida

Jhevaugn (Accounting & Business Administration), an international student from Jamaica, will intern this summer as a Financial Risk Management Intern with the Miami Federal Credit Union in Miami, Florida. He will work directly with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Credit Union and will learn about a wide array of financial topics that affect the credit union sector of the financial services industry. 

Rio Dhat '14

Sales and Trading Analyst Intern with Citigroup - New York City

(Economics & Business Administration), an international student from New Zealand,  will be a Sales and Trading Analyst Intern with Citigroup this summer in New York City.  He is honored to work with one of the world's pre-eminent financial service companies. His work will give him a comprehensive introduction to fixed income bonds, currencies, municipals and equity franchises. 

Taylor Jaquays '15

Economic Analysis Intern with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - Paris, France

Taylor (Economics & Political Science) is currently studying abroad in France. This summer he will stay in Paris to serve as an Economic Analysis Intern with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The mission of the organization is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. As an intern, he will collect, organize, and interpret data used to establish important policies and procedures. 

Jackson Maloney '16

Wellness and Public Health Intern with the Alliance for Youth Development (AYD) -  Asebu, Ghana

During J Term 2015, Jackson (Biology) will serve as an HIV, Wellness and Public Health Intern with the Alliance for Youth Development (AYD) in Asebu, Ghana. He is returning to Ghana to pursue his passion for public health in developing countries. As an intern he will collect much needed data to help the organization assess one of its existing projects on HIV community outreach. In addition, he will develop a new public health curriculum for school age children. 

Mateo Munarriz '14

Global Brokering Intern with  ICAP - New York City

Mateo (Economics & Business Administration), an international student from Colombia, will serve as a Global Brokering Intern with the UK based company ICAP in New York City. As an intern he will learn about the practices, procedures, and rules governing the trading of securities for financial institutions. 

Tricia Phillips '15

Intern for the Alliance for Youth Development - Asebu, Ghana

Tricia (Mathematics) recently returned from the 2014 South Africa J Term program inspired. This summer she will work with the Alliance for Youth Development in Asebu, Ghana. She will intern closely with Ghanaian teachers at the Pathfinder International Academy. She looks forward to the experience and the ways it will shape her as a future educator in an increasingly intercultural world.  

Krista Poore '15

Leadership Intern at Ebenezer Center - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Krista (Biology and Religious Studies) is traveling to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, this summer to serve as the Leadership Intern at Ebenezer Center. There she'll gain insight on how a faith-based charity organization functions and sustains itself. Her duties will include direct services, such as feeding the hungry, as well as administrative support, including writing marketing emails and managing service projects. 

Samantha Salvatore '15

Intern with the Alliance for Youth Development - Asebu, Ghana

Samantha (English with a certification in Education) will intern with the Alliance for Youth Development in Asebu, Ghana. Next J Term, she will create her own Girls' Empowerment after-school program which aims to educate participants about gender equality, self-esteem, leadership. and goal setting. A key element of her work will be to partner with AYD to explore how this program can be sustained in the months and years to come. 

Jeromy Slaby '16

Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Intern - Kalu Yala, Panama

Jeromy (Cultural Sustainability and Political Science)  will travel this summer to Panama as an Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Intern near San Miguel. He will focus on outdoor education and environmental sustainability. His internship will be divided into individual and group project activities, such as trail management and environmental feasibility studies. 


Brittany Aponte '14

Pre-Medical Internship - Kathmandu, Nepal

Brittany will travel to Kathmandu, Nepal during the summer to complete a maternity medical internship. While there, Brittany will work alongside medical staff to learn about care of mothers and new infants.

Rio Dhat '14
Guardhill Financial Coorportation - New York, New York

Rio, an international student at Hartwick, will intern in Washington, D.C this summer with the Federal Communications Commission as a strategic planning and policy intern. He hopes to better understand how to apply theoretical economic techniques to a policy analysis setting, particularly on the Federal level.

Monica Prager '15
International House of Languages - Valencia, Spain

Monica will intern at the International House in Valencia Spain where she will immerse herself in the culture and master her Spanish language schools. During her summer internship, Monica will plan special events for students attending the school, and assist faculty with lesson plans.

Katie Seibel '15
Cuzco Hospital Intern & Volunteer - Cuzco, Peru

Katie will intern this summer at the Cuzco Hospital in Peru. She'll work alongside medical staff to serve the needs of the community's patients. After her experience, she plans to produce an essay of comparative patient care in order to bring attention to the struggles and benefits of physician to patient communication styles.

Nichole Sturm '14
Fundacion Para La Educacion Y El Voluntariado Internacional (Foundation for Intercultural Education) - Lumbisi, Ecuador

Nichole intends to gain knowledge and insight into non-profit work during her January Term internship at the Fundacion FEVI in Lumbisi, Ecuador. She'll work at the Center's daycare, and will assist students with sports activities, homework, and English lessons. This internship is integral to Nichole's post graduate plans to teach English as a Second Language.

Samantha DePriest Caparelli '14
Wild Bottlenose Dolphine Research - Sardinia, Italy

Samantha will intern this summer with the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute in Sardinia, Italy. She hopes to put classroom theory to practice as she observes current conservation efforts and experiences hands-on learning during her first research experience with marine life. She'll work alongside marine biologists and learn to use scientific instruments such as sonar devices and hydrophones.

Megan Lefeber '14
Medical Spanish Intern - Cuzco, Peru

Megan will intern this summer at the Amatua School in Cusco, Peru. She'll be completing her internship in government-run medical centers, where she'll have experience in pediatrics, obstetrics, general medicine, pharmacy, and the research lab. This language immersion experience will increase her Spanish communication skills and provide her with hand-on experience in healthcare.


 Kate Beidl '13
Amauta Spanish School - Cusco, Peru
Kate will be working at the "Colegio Hijo del Rey" school this summer for 8 weeks, where she will help teachers with daily routines, teach English, organize cultural workshops and participate in sports activities. In the morning the school is a primary school and in the afternoon it is a secondary school, so she will experience teaching students between 6 - 17 years old.

Alexandra Billington '13
Seaview Game and Animal Park - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Through an organization called GoEco, Ali will work with big cats-food preparation and feeding of lions and tiger cubs, taking the cubs for walks, cleaning their enclosures, collecting data on the animals, rehabilitating animals from the wild, and educating tourists and school groups about the environment.

Elizabeth Greco '14
Amauta Spanish School - Cusco, Peru
Liz will be placed at the "Instituto Educativa Humberto Luna" school this summer where she will be working with students aged 6 - 17. In the morning she will assist primary teachers and in the afternoon secondary school teachers. She will teach English, organize cultural workshops and participate in sports activities, as well as help out with daily routines.

Megan Henson ‘ 15
Amauta Spanish School - Buenos Aires, Argentina
During this summer, Megan will work at the Spanish School principally as a marketing intern. Her administrative duties will include social media marketing and analysis of the results of marketing campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Orkut and others in order to improve profiles and marketing strategies.

Jessica McCaffery ‘ 14
Child Development Foundation of Nepal, various villages in Nepal
Jessica will be doing research in malnutrition in the villages of Gorkha, Ashray, Baguvu, Borlang, Sikhre and Khanchok this summer. She will research the level of malnutrition in Tibetan refugee children ages 0 - 5 to develop practical solutions to incorporate essential nutrients into their diet. She will also investigate the relationship between high altitude hypoxia, malnutrition and growth stunting.

Eryn Niblick ‘ 13
Alliance for Youth Development - Cape Coast, Ghana
At Alliance for Youth Development, Eryn will work with the HIV/AIDS School Alert Programme and she will also volunteer at the orphanage Children's Home of Hope. The purpose is to empower and promote the welfare of youth while bridging the developmental gaps existing between communities. At the orphanage she will help children with their homework and organize educational and recreational activities.

Sheila Niedziela ‘ 13
Minerology at Akha Medical Clinic - Chiang Rai, Thailand
During her internship, Sheila will be testing soil samples for fertility and ascertain why red clay soils are deficient in certain nutrients. This will lead to an analysis that could suggest feasible options to local villagers to improve soil conditions.


 Katherine Hadden '13
Operation Wallacea - Honduras
Katherine will participate in the Operation Wallacea internship program in Honduras during the summer of 2011. She will be exposed to various aspects of field biology work, including conservation, surveying, DNA extraction and marine ecology. More specifically, she will complete reef, fish, coral and macro-invertebrate surveys to provide data on the effectiveness of reef management.

Tyler Hall '13
Energy and Geoscience Institute - Bratislava, Slovakia
Tyler will do an internship at the Energy and Geoscience Institute in Bratislava,Slovakia, during the summer of 2011. He will learn to manage a database of structural and geophysical information on several localities including the Black Sea, Circum-Atlantic Margins, Poland and Colombia. Later during his internship he will supervise and train a team of students to use the database and programs and to manipulate project data.

Keisha Moore'12
Ministry of Trade and Industries - Accra, Ghana
In January of 2012, Keisha will expand her experiences in Africa (previously J Term in South Africa and a semester in Morocco) by traveling to Ghana where she will intern at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She will observe firsthand how external trade agreements are made, learning about the process of organization and presentation, pricing, monopolization and legislation for consumer protection. She will also have the opportunity to work with the National Procurement Agency for purchasing essential non-domestic goods.

Carly Ramos '12
Child Family Health International - Mumbai, India
Carly's internship next January, 2012, is named "Confronting Tropical Disease Challenges in Mumbai, India." She is interested in learning about cultural beliefs and health care practices in India and during her four weeks in India she will have clinical rotations in important infectious disease hospitals in the country. She will also be able to work in rural settings, giving her a more holistic overview of the Indian healthcare system.

Ethan Staats '13
Operation Wallacea - Honduras
Ethan's internship will take place this summer 2011 in Honduras, where he will work as a research assistant with the Operation Wallacea program in Cusuco National Park. He will work with tropical forest mensuration and biodiversity monitoring as well as study the park's amphibians for fungus and take genetic samples for species cataloging.

John Stuligross '13
Experiential Learning International Medical Internship - Kenya
During the summer of 2011, John will intern with Experiential Learning International, in Naruku, Kenya. He will work in a medical clinic performing a range of duties from paperwork to hands-on medical practices. He will also visit many HIV/AIDS orphanages, tutoring students in English, science and math. In addition, he will be able to shadow doctors at the Provincial General Hospital. He will stay with a host family in order to learn as much as possible about the culture and to practice speaking Swahili.

Anne Louise Wagner '13
La Casa de Acogida Mantay - Cusco, Peru
Anne Louise plans to intern at the Casa Mantay Organization in Cusco, Peru, where she will work with young pregnant girls and mothers ages twelve to eighteen, who have been victims of rape and abuse. She will be able to apply knowledge she has gained in her coursework at Hartwick in order to empower the program participants and enable them to secure a better future for themselves and their children. Her goal is to better understand women's rights, especially in a developing country.