Paul and Priscilla Gray Value-Added Internships
Danielle Martin (G Course 11) worked in Lawrence, MA, with Movement City’s youth art, technology, and development program to evaluate and expand their online distribution and organizing tools.
Elizabeth Chimienti (G Course 11) worked for the Commonwealth Corporation in Boston on three workforce development projects - two focused on older workers and one on disconnected youth. She evaluated the strategies employers and policy makers use to meet the needs of these two key segments of the state’s workforce.
Hannah Farrow (‘11 Course 14) worked with the math department at the Mulberry High School, FL, to provide Spanish language resources, connected the school and students to hands-on educational resources, and investigated funding possibilities to make these resources sustainable.
Laurie Denyer (G Course 11) worked with a health clinic in the Sapopemba favela of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Laurie assisted with the clinic’s day-today work, survey local women about maternal health programming, and tried to form a local women's group to advocate for appropriate maternal health resources and policy.
Nahathai Srivali (‘10 Course 10) worked with UNIAKTIV, a center at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, to help develop a service-learning program and to find potential international projects that promote service learning and global awareness for the students at the university.
Christiana Obiaya (G Course 15) and Srilata Kammila (G Course 15) collaborated with the Millennium Promise Organization to develop an economically viable biogas plant for UNDP's Millennium Village in Dertu, Kenya that will allow residents to replace diesel power generation with locally available renewable energy sources.
Gregory Snyders (G Course 15) worked with Covalent Global Capital, a start-up non-profit that aims to connect donors in the US with appropriate and locally valued projects in developing countries. He traveled to Kenya to gather data that will inform Covalent’s micro-granting process. More about Gregory Snyders in the News@MITSloan newsletter.
Ting Shih (G ESD) worked with ClickDiagnostics to develop a mobile telemedicine system to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of skin ailments in Egypt and Botswana. She took part in a pilot implementation in Egypt and used the experience to initiate additional pilot projects in Botswana.
For more information on these Interns, contact Alison Hynd, Fellowships and Internships Coordinator.
Posted on December 30, 2008