A Washington, D.C., internship can become a life-changing opportunity, a lesson that’s been passed down from generous alumnus Tom Eimermann ’67 to five current students. They spent fall term in the nation’s capital completing internships related to law, urban planning, environmental studies and entrepreneurship. Eimermann’s funding helped these students with expenses like airfare, commuting and special programs.
Katie Lynn Costenaro ’19, a religious studies major, learned about non-profit management and volunteer organizations by interning with The Salvation Army. “I’m very excited to see what doors open because of my time here,” she said. “This experience will be incredibly helpful in the future and will make me a more appealing candidate to employers.”
Costenaro added that the extra funds were making a “huge difference” in her experience. “It’s a relief to know I can experience this opportunity to its fullest. I am truly grateful for the financial assistance and the alumnus’ faith in the Washington experience as beneficial to students.”