Congratulations to Davidson students Rebecca McKee, Alexandra Clark, and Keri Register, who have received $4,000 grants through the Center for Career Development and the Jolley Foundation to support them during their summer internships. The purpose of the grants is to allow students to participate in educational internships benefiting the state of South Carolina, where historically not many Davidson students have not lived and worked after graduation.
This year’s recipients will be heading to the Lowcountry and Midlands regions of the state to pursue science education and research, law, and nonprofit advocacy internships.
Stay tuned to the blog this summer, where all three students will be sharing their summer experiences!
Rebecca McKee ’14 will intern with the South Carolina Aquarium (Charleston, SC) assisting the Education Department with educational programs, aquarium tours, and other outreach projects. She will lead interactive programs for children, such as touch tanks and information carts with hands-on activities. In addition, she will work in conjunction with the aquarium on research examining the behavioral characteristics of diamondback terrapins as they relate to their entrapment in crab traps.
Alexandra Clark ‘15 will intern with the City of Charleston Prosecutor’s Office. She will be shadowing Chief Prosecutor Mark Bourdon in municipal court and preparing cases (“rap sheets”) to be used by Prosecutor Bourdon. She will be working in Charleston’s Greenburg Municipal Building, which houses the Charleston Police Department, the Charleston Municipal Court and many other government agencies.
Keri Register ’16 will intern with the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (Columbia, SC), a non-profit organization that works to provide crisis support, counseling care, and advocacy programs to victims of sexual assault and to increase sexual trauma awareness and education throughout the Midlands region. She will undergo crisis intervention training to become an advocate for sexual trauma victims, aiding them with evidence collection and emotional support. Keri will also be heavily involved in evaluating and researching volunteer training methods to increase the efficiency and flexibility of STSM’s programs.