Internships: Larry Simpson Internship Scholarship
2014 scholarship recipient Philip LaBella
This scholarship is designed to encourage rising 4th year students in the College of Art & Sciences to participate in summer internships. It is administered in a collaborative arrangement between the U.Va. Alumni Association, University Career Services, and U.Va. Student Financial Services.
2014 scholarship recipient Philip LaBella
Philip LaBella is a May 2015 graduate double majoring in history and philosophy. During summer 2014, he worked for the chairman of the Republican National Committee on coordinating political campaigns with the RNC. His internship was in Washington, DC.
Past Larry Simpson Scholarship Recipients
2013: Selma Ebraham
Selma Ebraham is a May 2014 graduate majoring in Politics (Foreign Affairs), with a minor in French. In the summer of 2013, she interned in Dublin, Ireland through the University Internship Program's To-Go Dublin Program which includes a 4-credit course on the Sociology of Ireland (SOC 4800). In the heart of the Irish capital and Ireland's political center, Selma was an intern in the Irish Parliament.
2012: Regina Stallings
Rejina is a May 2013 graduate with a double major in Anthropology and Psychology. Through the University Internship Program's partnership with EUSA, she interned for the Refugee Information Service Integration Centre in the summer of 2012. This is a non-profit organization that helps integrate refugees, people seeking asylum, migrants and immigrants into Ireland. She performed administrative duties, such as aiding in event planning, maintaining the organization's website and researching to update and maintain their databases. Rejina's Blog
2011: Erika McGuire
During summer 2011, Erika interned with FOX News Network in New York City. Her projects included logging tapes, writing scripts, researching segments, going on shoots, preparing questions for interviewing and pitching story ideas as well as a variety of additional assignments.
2010: Teja Fuller
Teja had the opportunity to work for USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) and worked in the budget department as a junior analyst. Under this department, she reviewed contracts set up to help send funds to help undeveloped countries as well as communities within our own country. She got the chance to interact with many different people, and other organizations while working for USAID.
2009: Courtney Hildebrand
Interned in Ireland, working in Dublin’s public service sector, helping with activist and charity groups.
2008: Kate Mason, CLAS 2009
Kate is a May 2009 graduate majoring in Foreign Affairs, with a minor in History. In the summer of 2008 she interned with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. As an Intern Investigator with the Criminal Law Internship Program, Kate was paired with attorneys and completed a significant portion of the investigative work related to the assigned attorney’s cases -- including interviewing witnesses, photographing the crime scenes, and testifying in court.
2007: Ayumi Nakamura, CLAS 2008
Ayumi double-majored in Biology and Neuroscience and graduated from the College in May of 2008. In summer 2007, she interned with the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD. Working as an undergraduate researcher in their Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ayumi studied how the body’s immune system is related to the aging process.
2006: Timothy Ly, CLAS 2007
Timothy double-majored in Anthropology and Political & Social Thought and graduated from the College in May of 2007. In the summer of 2006, he interned with Breakthrough Atlanta, an Americorp program that engages gifted and talented middle school students from inner city schools.
Alyse and UCS career counselor Carrie Rudder in 2005
2005: Alyse Shortland, CLAS 2006
“I am currently interning with MTV Networks, where I hope to eventally find permanent employment. I am working to gain experience in production and program development, and am employed with the News team to develop stories and programming relevant to my generation. I am working to make connections and form work relationships that will prove beneficial in my post-college job search. I am also gaining knowledge of the large field of entertainment, and even if I choose employment with somewhere other than MTV, I will still have valuable knowledge and experience.”
“The Larry J Simpson scholarship has opened up opportunities to devote increased time to my internship, and decreased the stress that accompanies an unpaid, and yet essential, internship. UCS provided resources to find financial assistance I may not have otherwise been able to find.”
Shannon and former UCS Director Larry Simpson in 2004
2004: Shannon Sturcken, CLAS 2005
“The Larry Simpson scholarship allowed me to accept my dream internship at Fox News Channel in New York City. Without the scholarship, I would not have had enough money to pay for my housing, food, and travel expenses. Living in New York City and working at Fox News allowed me to learn invaluable on-the-job skills and network with other professionals in the media industry. All in all, I had the summer experience of a lifetime!”