From Business Internship in Dublin to Global Mergers & Acquisitions: Q & A with Director at Benchmark International

At age 21, university graduate Luis Vinals was about to make a decision that would alter the course of his career forever. Armed with a BA in International Relations & Economics from Richmond, the American International University in London, Luis was sure he wanted to work in the financial services industry, but had no idea […]

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From policy internship in Cape Town to Michigan State Senate: MSU alumnus looks back to the future

Molly Korn is about to start her new role as Chief of Staff for a member of the Michigan State Senate. But eight years ago Molly wasn’t quite on her way to a job at the State Senate. She was working as an intern in Cape Town at a local education organization, liaising with delegates from across the country in preparation for a large policy summit taking place in the Mother City.

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My summer internship in Cape Town: A truly life-changing experience abroad

I believe internships are a gateway to the future for students getting ready to transition from college to the workplace. Getting real, hands-on work experience can prove life-changing. For me, I got a real chance to have my perspectives changed, skillsets diversified, and beliefs tested outside the classroom. Why did I choose a summer internship […]

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My research internship in Dublin: Q & A with Drexel University student

On a recent Dublin afternoon, we sat down with the brainy and refreshingly modest Kyra Sacksith. Kyra attends school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Global Health, Science and Sustainability and minoring in Biology, Public Health, and French. With such a broad set of interests, and after […]

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Places to go in Buenos Aires: Affordable adventures for interns in Argentina

During my internship in Buenos Aires, I have found great places to frequent that fall within my budget and aren’t the sorts of things you read about in a guidebook. This is a compilation of those places – from the best spots to buy food and enjoy the outdoors, to a few fun (and affordable) […]

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Interns in Ireland enjoy a surfing adventure off the beaten path

This summer Connectors interning in Dublin, Ireland went off the grid for a weekend adventure to Donegal, better known as the “surf capital of Ireland”.  We enjoyed our fun-filled excursion and spent the weekend laughing, joking about the weather and surfing. The surf town of Bundoran After a scenic three-hour drive, we arrived in the surf town […]

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Summer internships abroad change the lives of two Rhodes College Fellows

Rhodes College students Alex Schramkowski and Bryce Berry completed their summer internships in Cape Town. While they interned in two different fields — Bryce in finance and Alex at a cultural heritage institution — they both learned a lot about the world, and themselves. “This experience has taught me that my passions and aspirations can manifest […]

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