Jessica Fedin '17
Hillel Intern, Webmaster
Hometown: Brooklyn, NYRead the full interview
"Community Development Intern"
CSO: Shonto Community Governance
Shonto Community Governance promotes self-sufficiency of the Shonto community in the Navajo reservation by supporting a strong local government and a balance of the traditional Navajo way of life with modern opportunities. It provides housing, employment, and recreational support in the face of a high unemployment rate, a lack of proper infrastructure including unpaved roads, and limited funding. In addition to assisting Shonto Community Governance in the day-to-day operations of the community, Samuel will develop community events that aim to promote self-sufficiency at the local level. A Native American Studies and Anthropology major, Samuel hopes that returning home to Shonto to pursue this internship will help him contextualize his academic knowledge of contemporary Native American life. At Dartmouth, Samuel has been involved in Native Americans at Dartmouth since his freshman fall, particularly in the annual Dartmouth Powwow and mentoring Native first year students. After graduation, he hopes to work towards the betterment of health care in indigenous communities.
Joanna Xing '15
"Inpatient Care—Intensive Care Unit Intern"
CSO: Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
Mount Sinai Hospital is a medical center with the mission of providing high quality medical care, reducing language, cultural, and economic barriers to medical care, and expanding and increasing access to quality care and wellness education. The hospital has a particularly strong relationship with the East Harlem community population, much of which lives under the poverty line without access to a regular doctor. As an intern, Joanna will assist directly with non-medical patient care for patients in the Intensive Care Unit, who are at severe and life-threatening stages of their diseases. Joanna is passionate about medicine and has a strong belief in the need for medical care to understand the unique cultural history of each patient. She aspires to become a physician and has previous experience in the field of medicine as a volunteer for Dartmouth Cancer and Patient Services and a biomedical research intern at the National Institute of Health. At Dartmouth, Joanna is an Eating Disorders Peer Advisor, a position that has taught her much about the social, cultural, environmental, and genetic factors that contribute to a person's well-being.
Cameron Hunter '15
"Employment Engagement Intern"
CSO: Year Up, Inc.
Year Up is a non-profit organization that seeks to bridge the opportunity gap that leaves many young adults without a chance to enter the work force and achieve higher standards of living without a college degree. With the projected amount of 64% of all jobs requiring at least some postsecondary education or training by 2018, Year Up trains and prepares young adults without the resources or training to attain said postsecondary education or training for a better future, eventually helping place them in jobs and internships. As an intern with Year Up, Cameron will work directly with the students enrolled in Year Up's course, assisting them with applications and ensuring that students are well-prepared for meetings with job/internship managers at the organization. Cameron will also work with recent Year Up graduates, keeping them up to date on job opportunities and running prep sessions for job interviews. Cameron will use previous experience as a teacher and coach at a school in the South Bronx to inform his work at Year Up. At Dartmouth, he fosters his passion for service and working with youth as a mentor for OLE. After graduation, Cameron hopes to work for a non-profit and study law with the goal of working in advocacy law.
Last Updated: 1/13/14