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2017 Summer Internships

CONWAY, Ark. (June 28, 2017)—More than 90 Hendrix College students are participating in internships this summer through the Office of Career Services. 

Interns have fanned out to 16 different states and the District of Columbia, as well as China and Costa Rica, to gain work experience in areas that interest them. 

“In fields as diverse as dance therapy and youth-sports concussion research to working with community partners to combat homelessness and end childhood hunger, Hendrix students are actively engaging in their career fields and gaining valuable experience while they’re at it,” said Leigh Lassiter-Counts, Interim Director of Career Services at Hendrix and manager of the internship program.

Students’ internship choices illustrate the breadth of a liberal arts education. For example, 18 of this summer’s interns are psychology majors, yet the variety of settings in which they work includes healthcare, law, education, non-profit organizations, and religion. Seven of them are working with Faulkner County Circuit Court Judge Troy Braswell and the juvenile court system on rehabilitative justice programs. And one United Methodist Church has a Hendrix business major as its intern.

“It’s exciting to see Hendrix students pursue life and learning in the ‘real world’ this summer,” Lassiter-Counts added. “Around the globe, coast-to-coast and right here in Arkansas, our students are not only affecting the promise of their futures after Hendrix, but are also impacting their communities.”

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit