Funded by a generous donation from William & Mary alum Carol Woody '71, Carol Woody Internship Awards are available for academically distinguished students participating in GSWS, with a preference for women students. The award is intended to offer a "real world" experience as preparation for professional career and/or post-graduate opportunities. The awards are available for students interested in doing an internship during the summer.
In summer 2013, five students will head off for internships supported by the Carol Woody fund. Nicole Chanduvi '15 will be interning with Raul Emilio Quezada Munante, the Chief Judge of the Second Criminal Chamber of Free Prisoners in the Superior Court of Lima, Peru. Alexander Lott '14 of the law school is working with Lisa Bertini, of Bertini, O'Donnell and Hammer, a law firm in Norfolk. He will be assisting with a transgender discrimination case. Jordan Taffet '16 will be an intern with the Family Planning Council in Philadelphia. Suzy Ziaii '15 will work under Carlos Osorio, director of the Southern Cone Documentation Project at the National Security Archive in Washington D.C. She will be assisting with research and data entry on human rights abuses in South America, particularly during the Cold War. And finally, Sarah Overton '14 is interning at the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence in Atlanta. We wish them well as they head off for new adventures!
Applicants are asked to submit a one page description of where they will spend their internship, why they chose this particular internship, and what they hope to gain from the experience. Please include an estimate of expenses. Awards usually range from $200-$400 depending on available funds. The deadline for applications is usually in March.
Past winners include Shan Davis, Pamela Palmer (Law School), Katherine Aument, Sewon Chung, and Amanda Potter. Their activities included working with non-profits on the U.S./Mexico border and in Nicaragua, and summer internships in Washington DC.