Ladd Internships help Bates students explore career opportunities

Thirteen Bates College students have been selected for summer internships through the Ladd Internship Program, which provides unique opportunities for career exploration at businesses and institutions ranging from the Ah Haa School for the Arts to Thieme Medical Publishers.

This year’s Ladd Internships were offered to nine juniors, three sophomores and one senior. The recipients are: Katie Burke, of Canton, Mass., a junior American cultural studies major interning at the Institute for Higher Education, Washington, D.C.; Ryan Champagne, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a junior art major, at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, Colo.; Sophia DeMaio, of Westfield, a junior environmental studies major, at the Rural Community Action Ministry, Leeds; Christina Doukeris, of Saco, a sophomore biology major, at Salomon Smith Barney, Portland; Stephanie Eby, of Burlington, Mass., a graduate biology major, at the Environmental Projection Agency, Chelmsford, Mass.; Malinda Gilbert, of Bethel, a junior English major, at Beacon Hill Showrooms, Boston.

Also, Loretta Kim, of Philadelphia, a junior double-major in economics and psychology, at Marathon Capital Group, Boston; Maya Levine, of Hollis, N.H., a junior political science major, at the Environmental Projection Agency, Boston; Jenna Mullen, of New York City, a sophomore anthropology major, at Thieme Medical Publishing, New York; Nga Phan, of Hanoi, Vietnam, a junior economics major, at Banknorth, Lewiston; Ayana Sawai, of Tokyo, a junior interdisciplinary studies major, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City; Endri Trajani, of Cleveland, a junior double-major in economics and physics, at Per-Se Technologies, Lewiston; and Eric Ursprung, of Princeton, Mass., a sophomore political science major, at the Environmental Projection Agency, Boston.

Made possible by the George and Helen Ladd Charitable Corporation, the Ladd Internship Program was begun in 1978 by George E. Ladd Jr., a Bates benefactor interested in exposing liberal arts students to the working world. Through the program, the college and the sponsoring organization divide the cost of the salaried internships for up to four months.

This year, seven of the individual sponsors at the participating companies or institutions are Bates alumni.

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