July 22, 2013
Communications and Marketing
Kevin J. Gould, of the class of 1976, wants to make sure that Saint Anselm students with financial need do not have to pass up valuable internship opportunities this summer. By making a generous gift to the college, he is helping about a dozen students supplement their academic studies with on-the-job experience even though many internships that are available in the business world do not carry a stipend.
Students who received part of this award are interns this summer at news organizations, law firms, financial firms, sports organizations, and other businesses. Jeffrey Laskey '14, a politics major, works in the office of U.S. Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster in Washington, D.C. Jonathan Wells '15, an economics and business major with a minor in philosophy, is an intern at the Small Business Development Center in Manchester. Meghan Gill '14, a communications major, is getting hands-on experience at Fox News in New York City.
History major Alexandra Madsen splits her time between an American Indian museum in Connecticut and a field excavation, where she digs up artifacts from Native American and colonial settlements. She plans on a career in museum studies after graduating with her history degree and minors in classical archaeology and Spanish.
"This funding is the only thing that allowed me to do the internship," she says, adding that it is the first year since starting college that she has not worked at the local organic food store. "This made what would have been impossible, possible," she says.
Andrew Lebowitz '14, a business major interning 40 hours a week at Northwestern Mutual in Woburn, says, "This job is one of the best opportunities I ever had. It has made me 10 times more organized and professional."
Kevin Gould, a trustee of the college, committed $25,000 to fund the new scholarship program that assists student interns. The internships are coordinated through the college's Center for Experiential Learning.