SU Receives $50,000 Grant to Expand Internship Placement – Susquehanna University

July 18, 2022

Funding will also support a professional exploration program

Susquehanna University received a $50,000 grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education to increase the number of summer internships with local employers and develop a weekly career exploration program for all summer students in research and internships in natural and social sciences.

The grant will fund the expansion of a 2021 pilot program also supported by NetVUE that placed students in environmental internships with regional partners including Trout Unlimited and the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association. The expansion of the program will:

  • Support five summer internships per year with local community organizations.
  • Establish weekly programs of professional exploration and professional development for these interns and all other interns and summer researchers in the natural and social sciences.
  • Evaluate participants’ professional exploration and professional development programs.
  • Disseminate student experiences through class or peer-to-peer presentations and overall program findings through presentations at conferences.

“We are grateful to NetVUE for recognizing the value of the work we do at Susquehanna in the sciences to provide students with a real-world experience while supporting our research partners and regional employers,” said Kathy Straub. , dean of the Susquehanna School of Natural and Natural Sciences. Social Sciences. “This funding will allow us to expand those opportunities, as well as develop additional programs to help students explore career options that match their strengths and goals.”

The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education is a national network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. This initiative is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges with the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc. and membership dues.

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