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Muhlenberg students selected for Community Internship Program
This spring semester, five Muhlenberg students will take part in the Community Internship Program.


Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:53:00 EST

The Office of Community Engagement is pleased to continue their partnership with Air Products to help place student interns with non-profit organizations and schools in the Lehigh Valley. 

Students who participate in this program gain vital work experience, a stipend, useful knowledge about the non-profit sector and the invaluable experiences partnering with local communities. During this program, interns are also given the opportunity to meet for a non-credit course created to enhance their experiences of working with local communities. 

The Muhlenberg Career Center and Office of Multicultural Life also collaborate with the Office of Community Engagement as part of this program.

The selected students are as follows:

ARCH - Alexandria Korba

Casa Guadalupe - Aisha Kourouma

Community Bike Works - Gwen Kelly

Jefferson Elementary School - Hannah Nussbaum

Sixth Street Shelter - Rebecca Goodman

This program is designed to benefit both the non-profit organizations in the area and students who are in need of internship opportunities. There will be summer internship options available through this program for students to seek out starting on February 1. Students who are selected for the summer internships will receive a $3000 stipend.

“The Community Internship Program allows students to deeply engage with Muhlenberg's community partners in Allentown over the course of a semester/summer,” says Beth Halpern, director of community engagement at Muhlenberg. “Community partners and students accomplish mutually agreed upon goals ranging from database creation/completion to curriculum development and program implementation. The program allows for an intensive experience maximizing benefits for students and community members alike.”

Air Products is an international corporation that sells gas and chemicals for industrial use. Their goal is to develop strong, lasting relationships with their customers and communities based on human qualities: understanding their needs, doing business with integrity and honesty and demonstrating a passion for exceeding expectations.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pa., approximately 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. A member of the Centennial Conference, Muhlenberg competes in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.