The Parlee Center sponsors internships that allow Parlee Center Fellows to practice civic leadership at the intersection of science and society.
Science museums play an essential role in science education: they seek not only to educate, but also to inspire, entice and excite. At the Franklin Institute I worked to communicate science by designing interactive exhibits, planning museum activities, and working to cultivate a culture that is informed and excited about science.- Alexa Beacham
Science museums play an essential role in science education: they seek not only to educate, but also to inspire, entice and excite. At the Franklin Institute I worked to communicate science by designing interactive exhibits, planning museum activities, and working to cultivate a culture that is informed and excited about science. - Alexa Beacham
Through the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Ashley was able to spend four weeks in the community of Las Salinas, Nicaragua along with Fellows, Abby O’Keefe and Saloni Parikh. As interns, they interacted directly with the community members of Las Salinas as well as neighboring communities, discussing topics such as prenatal health, diabetes, and malnutrition. They also had the opportunity to work with pediatric patients and shadow the clinic’s pediatrician. Additionally, Abby, Saloni, and Ashley were able to teach gym classes in local elementary schools as our independent project, integrating miniature health lessons into each class.
Ashley and Saloni volunteering at a women’s clinic in Las Salinas, Nicaragua. Not pictured Abby O’Keefe
Saloni completed a month-long internship, funded by the CSCG, at a medical clinic in Las Salinas, Nicaragua in the summer of 2016 with the FIMRC organization (http://www.fimrc.org/nicaragua/). As an intern, she had the opportunity to shadow the clinic’s Pediatrician and OB/GYN, as well as go on direct prental, diabetic, and physical therapy visits. Alongside shadowing and observing, she also had the opportunity to practice taking vitals on patients and interacting with children. Abby, Ashley, and Saloni also worked on a side project teaching PE classes and miniature health lessons to students at local elementary and middle schools.
One of Saloni’s host brothers, Joel.
Trisha spent four weeks in New Delhi India through a program called Sight for All Ophthalmology through Child Family Health International (CFHI). She shadowed at Venu Eye Institute, an eye hospital, with various specialists and even the operating room. Once a week, she would travel to rural villages with the doctors to provide eye care to those who cannot travel the far distances to the main hospitals. She also spent a week with the public health group in Chandighar at a facility called SWATCH. The facility focused on collecting research on and providing health services to high risk groups such as female sex workers and high risk pregnancies.
Trisha at a rural village in India helping provide eye care for those who cannot travel to the main hospital in New Delhi.
CSCG Fellow Christina Cromwell teaching nutrition as part of her CSCG Internship in Nicaragua with FIMRC (Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children)
Kevin Monahan completed his CSCG Internship in Nicaragua with FIMRC (Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children).
Kathryn Yoo spent 5 weeks studying and volunteering in Cusco, Peru at Clinica San Juan de Dios for her CSCG Civic Internship.
Aubrey Paris and Rebecca Keenan before an ISGP conference. Both fellows completed their CSCG Civic Internships with the ISGP (Institute for Science in Global Policy).
Jennifer Grugan spent 4 weeks in Segovia, Spain completing her Civic Internship/