Each year the AAWC Internship Gift Program
assists a few students in academic related endeavors. The goal is to support students to be successful and graduate from Wilson with entry level career experiences. We need your assistance and support. PLEASE consider making a restricted donation to the AAWC Internship Gift Program. Checks payable to AAWC and mail c/o Alumni Relations Office, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Internship gifts are awarded year-round, for internships completed in each semester. Only full-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible for the award. Award recipients are chosen after careful consideration by the Student Connections Committee of the Alumnae Association, which includes input from on-campus faculty and staff members. Upon completion of the internship, the recipient is required to submit a written summary of the internship experience.
Zina and Kayangel Atoll resident Kay Ann
My internship involved assisting in the community island restoration project on the Palauan atoll of Kayangel. My duties included monitoring the success of a recent project dealing with the eradication of invasive rodents and feral cats, the establishment of protected areas, creating alternative job opportunities through the establishment of virgin coconut oil processing, establishing a monitoring and evaluation plan for the Kayangel atoll, and establishing biosecurity measures such as access to clean water for native species. - Zina Long '15
"My internship gave me a chance to experience the day-to-day operations of a small animal hospital and confirmed for me that a career as a veterinary technician is what I want to do, and in fact can do. I was very timid at first, but by the end of my internship I could feel that my confidence had grown dramatically and I’m now very excited to finish my final year at Wilson so I can work as a veterinary technician full time. I am extremely thankful to the Wilson College Alumnae Association for their financial support."
- Sonja Hess '15
Glen Falls Animal Hospital, Glen Falls, NY
"I applied so much of what I learned at Wilson to my daily work. It was reported to me at my evaluation that the hospital was not only happy I came but they offered me a full time supervisor position in December after graduation!"
- Daniela Kenmure '14
Left - Wilson 2013 Yearbook; Right - Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital, Sayreville, NJ
"I really enjoyed my time at Faithful Friends Veterinary Care. The people there were all very friendly and really loved what they did and were trying to help animals. I learned so much during my time there. It really helped wrap everything I learned at Wilson together. Thank you once again for your gift as I completed my internship to complete my degree at Wilson College. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for all you do!"
- Daniele Riley '14