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.”
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 www.hendrix.edu.