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2018 Summer Internships Span Geography, Disciplines

CONWAY, Ark. (June 19, 2018) – More than 110 Hendrix College students are spending the summer participating in internships through the Office of Career Services.

Over 60 interns from Hendrix have remained in Arkansas for the summer; others have traveled as far as China, Rwanda, and Spain. Still others have fanned out to 19 states and the District of Columbia for work with for-profit and nonprofit entities, gaining insight into disciplines as diverse as law, healthcare, museum curation, politics and government, religious communities, accounting, broadcasting, and economic development.

“We love having so many students actively pursuing work that truly interests them,” said Leigh Lassiter-Counts ’01, director of career services at Hendrix and manager of the internship program. “Securing an internship can influence a student’s career path like no other experience, and we’re thankful to have a number of programs here on campus that provide stipends for internships that would otherwise not offer compensation. It makes accepting an unpaid internship possible for many students who rely on summer income to provide for their expenses during the school year.”

JacobLevy_InternshipJacob Levy ’19 of Memphis, Tenn., an interdisciplinary studies major with a focus on media arts and production, is spending his summer at the Recording Academy GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. He calls the first few weeks of his experience “a whirlwind of learning new skills while exploring my existing passions for music and performance.

“So far, one highlight of the internship has been practicing my photography skills by taking pictures of singer songwriter Tony Joe White during his performance at the museum,” Levy says.

This year, 32 summer internship stipends were funded through sources associated with Hendrix, such as the Odyssey Program, the Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling, and the Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit