2014 Summer Internships

Dana Feigenbaum is shown interviewing LSU pitcher Aaron Nola right after he got drafted as the
7th overall pick to the Phillies. Dana, a Media and Communications major, worked as a sports intern at
WBRZ an ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, La.

Dave Duryea and Mark Stratton interned at Birch Run Financial. In this photograph, Mark was using several computer screens to efficiently research information and process that information into an excel spreadsheet. Both Dave and Mark are Business and Economics majors.

Jena Garo, is a rising junior studying Neuroscience. She interned at
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Philadelphia this summer. Dana worked
one-on-one with patients while learning about the diagnosis and treatment
process from neurologists and the research that is being conducted. She was also
able to help with the numerous on-going fundraising projects.

Jordan Breslow, a Business & Economics major, is shown with Mayor Nutter after receiving his internship certificate of completion and commendation. As an intern in the Mayor’s Internship Program in Philadelphia, PA, Jordan worked in the Office of the City Controller- Post Audit Unit.

Keith Larkin, class of 2016 Business and Economics major, interned at Community Preservation Development Corporation (CPDC) based in Washington, DC. CPDC is an non-profit real estate developer focused on preserving affordable housing communities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Keith was a contributor to a soon-to-be published white paper as well as assisted in the marketing and communications department.


Gabe Gordon, a Business and Economics major is shown with the CEO and partners of the company, Wheels Up, as they just got off one of our planes in Columbus, Ohio for a day trip! His internship was in New York. Gabe is the 4th from the right in the white shirt and blazer!  


Two interns at the Philadelphia Zoo

Katie Fiocca (left), a junior Biology major, hangs out with Tony the Southern White Rhinoceros at her internship at the Philadelphia Zoo. As an Environmental Education and Animal Behavior intern this summer, Katie worked on behavior studies on behalf of the Zoo, in addition to her own behavior study on Hoffmann's two-toed sloth. She also worked throughout the Zoo, educating the public about animal conservation.

Meagan Kurland (right), also a Biology major who interned at the Philadelphia Zoo is also shown with Tony. Meagan tell us, " I had the privilege to help in some behavioral research focusing on him and the zebra girls who share his exhibit space. I also got to help in other research around the zoo, as well as analyze data from field researchers in Haiti on frog calls. It was an amazing time! Tony is one of the sweetest animals I have ever met. He actually started to fall asleep while we were brushing him."


Rachel Evans, a Biology Major, had an amazing internship at the Elmwood park Zoo as an education intern. She tells us, "I took care of a large variety of education animals and learned how to handle each of them. With my supervisors, I assisted In teaching a wide audience of people about animal adaptation and conservation!"


History major and junior Michael Hoffman spent his summer interning at  Dilworth Paxson, LLP, a law firm with locations in Philadelphia as well as the surrounding area, Washington D.C., and New Jersey. He was assigned to work with four attorneys who have differing specialties in law, ranging from Government Affairs, to Health Care, and even Real Estate.


Bethany Mitchell, a double major in Dance and Media and Communication Studies, interned at Willow Street Dance Steps this summer. She tought multiple classes, worked in the studio's office, accompanied the studio on dance related trips, and learned the ins and outs of the dance world. This is her enjoying the job and doing what she loves to do.


Katie Faust, a History major, is shown on site in one of the historic houses at Pennsbury Manor where she served as a tour guide, camp counselor, research assistant, and assistant to the head of educational outreach and school program coordination.


Angier Cooper, a Psychology and Art double major is shown at her art therapy internship at the 100th Monkey Studio in Portland, OR where she taught art workshops to children, adults with special needs, and assisted with the art therapy group for youth in juvenile justice on probation.


Jesse Hart, an Environmental Studies and Business and Economics double major, interned with the Haverford Township Recreation Department this summer. He is shown standing with Jack Welsh and a group of campers. The camp was called "Nature Detectives.


Caroline Putscher, an Environmental Studies major, interned this summer at the Longview Center for Agriculture, an organic farm only a few minutes from campus. It’s run by the nonprofit Greener Partners, and the two main focuses this year are the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, where members pay in at the beginning of the season and receive a share of produce every week) and educational programs for children. Carrie is shown holding Kali, one of our Nubian goats, while they trim her hooves. During her internship, I did a lot of different things around the farm, from working in the harvest barn washing and packing the produce for CSA pickup to creating newsletters and cooking demonstrations for the public to working with the animals around the farm.



Karla Thiele, Health & Exercise Physiology Major, interned at St. Paul Lutheran School in Lakeland FL.  Karla is shown at here at the pirate day party. She incorporated the Fitness for Life program into the classroom of Pre-K 4 students this summer and learned what worked through trial and error. She tells us, “This internship taught me so much about myself and has given me new insights into the childhood obesity epidemic; it has equipped me with the skills to better address this problem. I look forward to the future!”



 John Roda, a MCS major, interned with 97.5 The Fanatic, a sports radio station in Philadelphia. John
tells us “I did well enough that I will be interning with them again in the fall.  Although Ursinus does not have a huge MCS program, you can use me as an example for those who want to pursue careers in the communications field to show the opportunities that they are capable of getting.”



Aaron Mitchell, a Media and Communication Studies major interned at FOX 29 in Philadelphia during the summer.  Aaron is shown here with Joyce Evans.



 Hayley O’Donnell, Neuroscience major is shown with Denish Krch, UC ’97. 
Hayley interned with the Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ.

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