Interns Take Prestigious Posts Across the U.S.


The Washington College Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and Center for Environment and Society are sponsoring 35 students on career building experiences this summer.

A Washington College student intern poses in a DC museum.

Washington College congratulates the 2024 Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience’s Explore America Summer Internship and the Center for Environment and Society Internship awardees. This summer, 35 students will be heading to nationally renowned organizations, museums, non-profits, and institutions to tackle real-world challenges, enhance their resumes, build professional connections, and gain valuable hands-on experiences.  

Starr Center Explore America Internships 

Sponsored by the Washington College Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Explore America Summer Internship program is one of the most exciting and distinctive opportunities available to Washington College students — and characteristic of the hands-on learning that sets the College apart from other liberal arts institutions. The program matches students with full-time, fully paid summer internships at an array of leading cultural institutions and non-profits. In addition to providing paid jobs (awardees are granted a $6,000 summer stipend for 10 weeks of full-time work) and valuable experience, Explore America Internships introduce students to mentors who can change the course of their lives.  

“The Explore America Summer Internships are grounded in connections and impact beyond Washington College’s campus,” said Adam Goodheart, Hodson Trust-Griswold Director of the Washington College Starr Center. “Besides the skills that our students develop in their positions— whether helping plan Smithsonian exhibitions or leading tour groups at a national park—they also learn how to apply the tools gained in their liberal arts education to make a difference in the broader world.”  

Placements for the 2024 Explore America Internships include:  

James Anderson ‘25: George Washington's Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA 

Victoria Baker ‘25: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA 

Tyler Bishop ‘24: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV 

Esmeralda Chavez Jimenez ‘24: National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C. 

Faye Dorman ‘26: Hagley Museum and Library – Curatorial Archives, Wilmington, DE 

Mirranda Forney ‘25: Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford, PA 

Selena Francese ‘25: U.S. House of Representatives ­– Office of the Historian, Washington, D.C. 

Claire Garretson ‘25: Society for Women’s Health Research, Washington, D.C. 

Lily Giles ‘25: Maryland Center for History and Culture, Baltimore, MD 

Madeline Gilliam ‘26: Maryland State Archives – Rainbow Books Archive, Annapolis, MD 

Alexander Hall ‘25: National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD 

Grace Hogsten ‘25: The American Scholar, Washington, D.C. 

Faith Jarrell ‘25: Apollo Theater, New York, NY 

Quinlan Kaufmann ‘25: Public Religion Research Institute, Washington, D.C. 

Melinda Kern ‘26: Library of Congress – Literary Initiatives Office, Washington, D.C. 

Olivia Long ‘26: New-York Historical Society, New York, NY 

Ava MacKinnon ‘26: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. 

Rebekah McCreary ’26: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. 

Lucy Morris 25: Easterseals of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, New Castle, DE 

Kaitlin Osucha ‘25: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York, NY 

Hannah Pacholok ‘26: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, DE 

Emma Parker-Watt ‘25: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 

Klara Pecher ‘26: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV 

Shannon Rosche ‘25: Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE 

Delaney Runge ‘24: Hagley Museum and Library – Archival Research, Wilmington, DE 

Hailey Sharpe ‘26: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA 

Shannon Smith ‘25: Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE 

Felipe Tassara ‘25: Maryland State Archives – Native American Research, Annapolis, MD 

Emily Ulizio ‘25: Human Rights Campaign, Washington, D.C. 



Center for Environment and Society Internships 

The Washington College Center for Environment and Society (CES) also sponsors students in internships each summer working with several nationally known partners whose work aligns with CES’ mission of cultivating the next generation of problem solvers to tackle environmental problems and issues. Dedicated to fostering collaborations that offer diverse internship opportunities in multiple disciplines, CES’ paid internships are open to students of all class years, including graduating seniors.  

“Everything we do here at the CES is aimed at preparing our undergraduates, the next generation of leaders, to tackle the most pressing environmental issues,” said Valerie Imbruce, the Lammot Du Pont Director of CES. “This includes summer internships. CES is proud to partner with organizations where our undergraduates will gain invaluable real-world experience. Whether they are monitoring bacteria in the Chester River, tracking the effectiveness of plastic bag bans, or assisting with oyster restoration, these students will develop the ability to implement the tools and skills they've learned to impact our community and the world positively.” 

Placements for the 2024 Center for Environment and Society summer internships include: 

Lauren Albert ‘26: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Milton, DE 

Morgan Carlson ‘25, ShoreRivers, Maryland’s Eastern Shore 

Morgan Link ‘26, Washington College Center for Environment and Society, Chestertown, MD 

Tyler Little ‘26, Trash Free Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD 

Rory Miller ‘25, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Chesapeake Bay region 

Zachary Osucha ‘25, Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD 


- Dominique Ellis Falcon