Project-based Internship Placements 2008

Jason Abell

Jason Abell

Major: Communication

Internship Host: River City Distributing Company in Louisville, Kentucky

Project: Jason was responsible for writing River City Distributing's monthly contracts for local businesses such as Wal-Mart, Kroger and gas stations throughout the Louisville area. Jason created new price sheets and shelf strips and lobbied against competitors for shelf space in stores. He also worked as a merchandiser, building in-store displays and competed for space for window signs and other point of sale material.

Adam Barga Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

 

Adam Barga

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Indiana Symphony Society, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Adam worked in the Development Department directly under the Director of Individual Gifts.  His tasks in the department included, but not limited to, writing a proposal for website change, reevaluating and modifying donor benefit packages, entertaining potential donors at Symphony on the Prairie, and preparing annual fund direct mailings.  His main project at the ISO was to assist in the planning and execution of a pre-concert reception for Hanover alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

Lindsey Beiting

 

Lindsey Beiting

Major: English

Internship Host: Enjoy the Arts/START in Cincinnati, Ohio

Project: Lindsey's work at Enjoy the Arts included, but was not limited to, organizing member events, membership renewal, updating web content, and other various "around the office" needs. Lindsey's major project, the 20 days and 20 Nights Festival ran from September 26 through October 15. In addition, Lindsey booked events, composed the calendar, worked on publicity and maintained the participant list.

Tiffany Black Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Mollie Bolin

Major: Anthropology

Internship Host: Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Louisville, Kentucky

J. Alexander Buschermohle Switzerland County Economic Development Corp.

 

J. Alexander Buschermohle

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Switzerland County Economic Development Corp. in Vevay, Indiana

Project: Alex assisted with updating, drafting and publishing the strategic economic development plan for Switzerland County, which was first published in July 2004. To move forward, new long-term goals and strategies were determined for retaining and attracting new businesses to the county. Alex was responsible for internet and statistical research relating to how Switzerland County compares on key economic development patterns such as population, employment and per capita income growth to nearby counties.

Gaurav Chakrabarty

 

Gaurav Chakrabarty

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Haldia Petrochemiclas, LTD in West Bengal, INDIA

Project: Gaurav’s main assignments included seeking ways to improve the company’s profitability through reviewing internal processes and developing a strategy that will allow for the company’s future expansions and consolidations of its market share in both the domestic and international markets.  Furthermore, he analyzed potential gains in profitability through adoption of naphtha hedging, conducted macro and micro analysis of business processes to seek methods of profitability improvement, and analyzed the impact of the growth of the Middle East on the business of HPL and other organizations in India.

Jon Collier

 

Jon Collier

Major: History

Internship Host: Firebelly Marketing in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Jon’s responsibilities at Firebelly varied greatly from day to day.  His projects ranged from constructing and designing the first Employee Handbook for Firebelly to writing website copy for various clients. Through this internship, he has come to understanding the true power of internet processes and the ways in which this power can harnessed in order to benefit a company.

Jacob Cooper

 

Jacob Cooper

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Muhammad Ali Museum & Education Center in Louisville, KY

Project: Jacob worked with staff and board members to develop and initiate a multi-million dollar capital campaign for donations at the Muhammad Ali Center.  To do this, he researched and developed grant proposals, explored innovative fundraising sources and techniques, and organized donor information to facilitate future development efforts.  In addition, Jacob assisted the Muhammad Ali Center staff with events, groups, tours, research, special projects, and the transition to a new CEO.

Ayca Coskunpinar

Pace University

Ayca Coskunpinar

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Pace University in Brooklyn, New York

Ayda Coskunpinar

 

Ayda Coskunpinar

Major: Communication and Economics

Internship Host: Cummins, Inc. in Columbus, Indiana

Project: Ayda was a Customer Support Excellence intern in the Market Strategy & Planning Department at Cummins, Inc. She analyzed the results of the North American Heavy Duty Dealer Satisfaction Survey & Net Promoter Score for Q1, 2008. Based on her findings, Ayda organized and led a workshop held with key stockholders in order to generate improvement actions for the Heavy Duty market. She also analyzed the End User Customer versus the Authorized Channel Repair warranty and extended coverage claims for four large customers. Ayda's third project was External Web Site Benchmarking where she conducted research into current industry best practices in order to optimize an online customer experience.

Jason Darling

Major: Spanish

Internship Host: Mayor's Office, City of Louisville, Kentucky

Geoffrey Darmstaedter Love Funding Corporation

 

Geoffrey Darmstaedter

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Love Funding Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri

Project: Geoffrey worked at Love Funding Corporation as a Loan Production Specialist.  His duties included the preliminary underwriting for perspective commercial real estate mortgages. He also was involved in the process of determining the credit worthiness of potential borrowers. In addition to his underwriting responsibilities, Geoffrey was involved with operation management, where he performed a detailed examination of the Love Funding’s internal procedures.

Cody Davis Family Counseling Services

 

Cody Davis

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Family Counseling Services in Lexington, Kentucky

Project: Cody worked for the non-profit counseling agency, Family Counseling Service (FCS), this past summer. His main focus at the organization was to construct grants for the organization. In addition, he conducted a wide variety of activities ranging from being office manager, to painting and remodeling, to getting actual counseling experience in the community.

Amy Dunham Wollongong City Museum

 

Amy Dunham

Major: Art History

Internship Host: Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, AUSTRALIA

Project: Throughout her internship at the WCG, Amy served as the Gallery Intern. Her flexible position there allowed her to experience multiple aspects of the Gallery's day-to-day operations. She assisted the Gallery Curator with handling and conserving artworks, as well as selecting them for upcoming exhibitions. She also had the opportunity to utilize the Gallery’s database and learn to enter information on artworks in the Gallery’s collection.  Last but not least, she conducted research and wrote a report on the history of the building of the Art Gallery, which then was presented as part of a Design brief to the WCG as a way to get rid of the Gum trees and to reveal the late 1940’s style classicism of the building exterior.

Kelly Eckstein National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

 

Kelly Eckstein

Major: History

Internship Host: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Project: At the NURFC, Kelly was responsible for interpreting exhibits.  She had an opportunity to work on a Slave Narrative Interactive for 5th and 8th grade children.  This required her to develop an educational presentation for the guides to give and an interactive exercise for the children.  She also had an opportunity to assist the NURFC staff with installing a new Civil War gallery and with organizing the Freedom Center’s FreedomFest on July 26, 2008.

Katie Fleschner The Coeur d' Alene Resort & Spa

 

Katie Fleschner

Major: Biology

Internship Host: The Coeur d' Alene Resort, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

Project: Katie’s internship in the Business Center/Concierge at the Coeur d’Alene Resort greatly fostered her development of skills in communication, sales, organization, planning, and team work. She learned that a large factor in being successful in this internship was to be a confident, out-going, and customer service-oriented person. Her specific tasks at the Resort included answering phone calls, selling cruise tickets, movie tickets, amusement park tickets, etc.  She was also responsible for planning out the activities for guests including restaurant reservations, wine tasting, boat rentals, jet skis rentals, hiking/biking trails, and scenic drives to other locations.  Being encompassing as it was, the internship also enabled her to manage a variety of financial transactions.

Audrey Foster Nationalities Council of Indiana

Audrey Foster

Major: Anthropology

Internship Host: Nationalities Council of Indiana in Fishers, Indiana

Ali Gantz St. Vincent Heart Hospital

 

Ali Gantz

Major: Communication

Internship Host: St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: As a summer intern with the Marketing team, as well as the Human Resource team, at SVHCI, Ali was involved with numerous projects that allowed her to develop a better understanding of health communication.  With the marketing team, she developed pamphlets, constructed the monthly newsletters, organized various health fairs and other events, created/organized various marketing data, developed and distributed flyers to market SVHCI, organized and contracted vendors for events, and continuously worked on a large competitive market data analysis. As for Human Resource, she learned the day-to-day duties of an HR specialist such as making reference calls, putting together “benefit packages,” and preparing for meetings and/or new member orientation.

Daniel Graber

Qdoba

 

Daniel Graber

Major: History

Internship Host: 316 Investments in Indianapolis, Indiana (Franchise holder for Qdoba Mexican Restaurant Chain)

Brinn Granger Wolf Park

 

Brinn Granger

Major: Biology

Internship Host: Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana

Project: At Wolf Park, Brinn’s duties included, but not limited to, giving medicine/vitamins to the wolves, daily wolf care (including butchering, feeding, filling water, etc.), working in the Gift Shop, inventory, giving daily tours to patrons, grounds work, maintenance, helping with children’s day camps and overnights, and office work.

Jaclyn Hedrick Youth Hope, Inc.

Jaclyn Hedrick

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Youth Hope, Inc., Columbus, Indiana

Anthony Hornbach MainGate, Inc.

 

Anthony Hornbach

Major: Economics

Internship Host: MainGate Incorporated in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: At MainGate, Anthony was mainly involved in development of a product line for specific clients/events.  His other responsibilities included, but not limited to, assisting the program team director and sales manager in various other tasks, setting up and running the event, managing hired labor, and sales/cash reconciliation.

David Hull Heritage Environmental

David Hull

Major: Chemistry

Internship Host: Heritage Environmental in Indianapolis, Indiana

Genevieve Laca

Genevieve Laca

Major: English

Internship Host: Habitat for Humanity in Denver, Colorado

Stellar Mainar

Stella Mainar

Major: International Studies

Internship Host: Alalakh Archaeological Excavations, Antakya (Hatay), TURKEY

Jinee Majors Mitch Daniels Campaign

Jinee Majors

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Mitch Daniels for Governor Campaign in Indianapolis, Indiana

Autumn McClatchey

 

Autumn McClatchey

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Junior Achievement in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Autumn’s primary role at Junior Achievement was to assist in collecting nominations for the organization’s Indy’s Best & Brightest event. To accomplish this, she was in charge of updating the contact databases and helped find new potential sources of nominees and sponsorships

Benjamin Miller Step2

Benjamin Miller

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Step2 in Streetsboro, Ohio

Emmis Communications Corporation

 

Jacqueline Mills

Major: International Studies

Internship Host: Emmis Communications Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Jackie had the opportunity to observe and assist the members of the Emmis Digital team at the headquarters of Emmis Communications in Indianapolis. Her various responsibilities included attending weekly station and promotions meetings, researching information and pictures for online content, writing on-air promotion scripts, preparing reports about pricing and opportunities, updating and maintaining online calendars, observing video shoots and listening to conference calls, and conducting ongoing research about  competitors and the media market. Because of the interdependence of the different departments within Emmis Communications, Jackie also helped employees in the four other areas of Special Events and Promotions, Community Outreach, Sports Marketing, and General Sales.

Lauren Moschenross

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

 

Lauren Moschenross

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Lauren interned with the Marketing Department at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Her primary duties included, but not limited to, managing and planning all of the marketing elements, including the free give-aways at Symphony on the Prairie, and helping design advertisements and promotions for the summer concert series.

Kayla Mosier Venture Out, Small Business Development Center

 

Kayla Mosier

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: Venture Out, Small Business Development Center in Madison, Indiana

Project: Kayla’s primary responsibility at the Venture Out Business Center (VOBC) was to interview local business leaders—particularly focusing on those involved in the manufacturing industry—in order to gain an overall understand of how the VOBC could better service the needs of Jefferson County companies.  This included gathering data on their individual supplies and suppliers, training programs they were interested in conducting, as well as basic improvements that could be made to the VOBC, such as programming, renovations, etc.

Daniel O'Leary Indianapolis Tennis Championships

Daniel O'Leary

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Indiana Tennis Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sarah Pasquale Strides to Success

Sarah Pasquale

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Strides to Success, Plainfield, Indiana

Rajapark Tae Phojanasupan Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

 

Tae Phojanasupan

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Indiana Symphony Society, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Tae interned in the Development Department where he worked directly under the Director of Individual Gifts.  His roles at the ISO included, but not limited to, working at major solicitation events, working with major individual and corporate donors, assisting planned-giving execution, and updating constituent and volunteer data.  He also had the opportunity to work with different Marketing Product Teams in strategic marketing planning.  His main project at the ISO was to plan and organize a Hanover-oriented event, Hanover Night at the Symphony.

Kris Schuster Reins & Rainbows

Kris Schuster

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Reins and Rainbows in Wabash, India

Elizabeth Scott Havana Beverages

 

Libby Scott

Major: Mathematics

Internship Host: Havana Beverages and FB3 Development in Louisville, Kentucky

Project: Libby’s primary responsibility was to formulate spreadsheets for entrepreneurs within FB3 development and Havana Beverages. Her “project-based” activity was to be trained in the business of a food and beverage entrepreneur.  Duties of an entrepreneur are all encompassing.  Her internship included meetings with potential retailers, participating in sales demo, observing manufacturing and packaging practices, and beginning to understand the daunting task of distribution.

Benjamin Spain Eastern Kentucky University

Benjamin Spain

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky

Julia Tayler Governor Steve Beshear

 

Julia Taylor

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Press Room for Kentucky Governor Beshear in Frankfort, Kentucky

Project: Julia brought valuable experience and skills with her after interning in Washington, D.C. last semester in the Communications Office of Senator Evan Bayh. In Governor Beshear's press office, Julia assisted with drafting press releases, editing speeches, researching media sources and directories to insure the accuracy of records and informed local media of the governor's attendance plans. She was fortunate to be included in events relating to a special session of the Kentucky General Assemby focusing her efforts on creating an event record for the governor's first seven months in office.

Tyler Thiems OneAmerica

 

Tyler Thiems

Major: Economics

Internship Host: OneAmerica in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Tyler worked in the Separate Accounts Department at OneAmerica. He researched the profitability and give recommendation on each fund, which will help guide the department’s decision making well into the future.

Chelsea Tucker Indianapolis Symphony

 

Chelsea Tucker

Major: International Studies

Internship Host: Indiana Symphony Society, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project: Chelsea interned with the Marketing Department at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Her primary duties included, but not limited to, managing and planning all of the marketing elements, including the free give-aways at Symphony on the Prairie, and helping design advertisements and promotions for the summer concert series.

James Yates

 

James Yates

Major: Philosophy

Internship Host: National Park Services in Bayfield, Wisconsin

Project: James interned with the Cultural and Natural Resources Departments at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. His primary project included vegetation management and restoration of a historic farm site on Sand Island, digitalizing and building a database of oral history tapes dating back to the 1970’s and performing audio restoration on them to preserve their quality, assisting an archeology crew from Midwest Archeological Center on their dig tour through the islands.