Honors students encounter real world

Since 2001, the UGA Honors Program has provided participants the opportunity to explore more fully their academic interests and career goals by working 40 hours a week side-by-side with professionals in a variety of settings. Internship sites include congressional and law offices, media companies, think tanks, non-profit organizations and executive agencies. The interns undergo a rigorous selection process and receive stipends to offset travel and living expenses.

This summer, 13 UGA undergraduate students are working in internships in Washington, D.C.; New York; and Savannah through the Honors Internship Program.

“Once again we have an exceptional group of interns, and I look forward to hearing about all of their accomplishments this summer,” said Maria de Rocher, coordinator of Honors programming. “We also are grateful for an increasingly active group of Honors Program alumni in these cities, serving as mentors to our students and exposing them to the wide range of career paths possible within their areas of interest.”

The summer 2011 participants in the Washington, D.C. program are sophomores William Gow of Roswell; Camille Gregory of Brentwood, Tenn.; Heather Hatzenbuhler of Lawrenceville; juniors Isabel Glaese of El Paso, Texas; Emily Gober of Sandersville; Eric Johnson of Tucker; Logan Krusac of Acworth; Morgann Lyles of Roswell; Chad Peltier of Cumming; and senior Jacob Shepherd of Newnan.
Sophomore Ebony Caldwell of Augusta and junior Hemali Vin of Export, Pa. are interning in New York, while sophomore Danielle Burnette of McRae is working in Savannah.