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PPA Internships - 2011

Anthropology

Nathaly Moreno interned with the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association (IELLA).  IELLA provides free legal services to the poor.  Nathaly interacted with clients (especially Spanish speaking clients) and assisted with office legal work.   

Biology

Elaine Choi interned with Zocalo Public Square.  Zocalo Public Square is part of the Center for Social Cohesions and aims to “connect people to ideas and to each other” through a web magazine as well as through a traveling speakers forum.  Elaine worked within marketing and helped with editing and research. 

Chemistry

Cailly Howell spent her internship at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) in Pomona, CA.   OVHMC is a large hospital that offers a full range of services from local primary acute care to highly specialized regional services.  While at PVHMC, Cailly worked on an individually designed project related to women’s health and vaccination. 

Politics

Felix Zhang interned with Jack Mills, PhD and Associates – an education consulting firm.   Jack Mills and Associates particularly focuses on external evaluation for federally-funded higher education programs, especially those focused on STEM education.  During his internship, Felix conducted literature reviews related to higher education and collected surveys from a large SACNAS conference.

Adeline Salomon interned at Bright Prospect.  Bright Prospect is a non-profit organization that aims to increase the number of low-income students who enter and graduate from four-year universities.  Adeline helped with tone high school students’ interview skills, conduct college searches, fill out applications, and apply for financial aid. 

Alexandra Satariano interned with Public Counsel.  Public Counsel is the largest pro bono law office in the nation.  Alexandra worked with the Director of Litigation and Advocacy, Paul Freese, on a variety of veteran’s issues.  She attended meetings and briefings, conducted research, and devoted advocacy plans for veteran issues. 

Sociology

John Bonacorsi interned at MALDEF, a Latino community law firm.  MALDEF specifically assists the Latino community with issues related to immigrants’ rights, education, employment, and voting rights.  During his time working at MALDEF, John interacted with legal professionals, conducted online research, interview potential clients, and helped with administrative work. 

Special Majors

Nonprofit Organizational and Economic Development

Rose Green interned with Hope through Housing Foundation, a long-term community improvement organization.  Hope through Housing provides direct services (after-school care, preschool, family, and senior services) to residents of low-income housing communities.  While at Hope through Housing, Rose worked within the Philanthropy Department to write grants, conduct research, organize charity dives, and do other general office work.