Career connections that will change your world

Summer internships

Have you ever dreamed of performing in an Italian castle?

Or maybe you want to intern at NPR, recording their tiny desk concerts and meeting celebrities like T.I., Khalid, and Dave Matthews.

Or perhaps sharpening your business skills with an internship at Lincoln Financial is where your interests lie.

Whatever you want to do, Gettysburg College can help you make it happen.

That’s because we know the true value of a college education lies in the exploration students are empowered to pursue. Once classes end for the academic year, that exploration continues in the form of internships, externships, and individual research with a faculty mentor. In fact, nearly 80% of students complete at least one internship by the time they graduate, and 55% complete research with a faculty mentor.

When these experiences are combined with access to the active and global Gettysburg network, it creates an individualized career plan that ensures a successful career launch. For the most recent graduating class, 98% of students were in a full-time job or enrolled in graduate school full time one year after their graduation.

Find out more about what our students are up to this summer—whether on campus or around the world—in the photo gallery below, and learn how you can unleash your potential.

Musselman Digital Scholars

Gauri Mangala ’21, Ivana Lopez-Espinosa ’19, Augusta Pendergast ’19, Maddie Cramer ’19, and Emma Lewis ’20 are participating in Musselman Library’s Digital Summer Scholars program, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. All students are completing unique scholarship that gives traditional humanities research an innovative and digital edge. As part of their program, they attended the PCLA Digital Scholarship Summer Program Student Symposium on July 13, where they are photographed.

Khun Minn Ohn

Khun Minn Ohn ’19 is interning at NPR in Washington, D.C. He works on the tiny desk concerts (notice the familiar background?), where he produces videos for the “Jazz Night in America” series and has been able to work with artists like Khalid, T.I., Rakim, PJ Morton, Dave Matthews, and Dave Chappelle. Photo credit: Eric Lee ’15.

Charles Clewis '20

Charles Clewis ’20 interned this summer for the U.S. Department of State in the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana. In this photo, he is giving a brief speech at the graduation of a vocational/technical school in Sefwi Wiawso. The school was created by an NGO, Winrock International, and attempts to combat child labor in the cocoa industry. The project was funded completely by the US Department of Labor.


Norhan Gomaa ’21 is working with the procurement team at Lincoln Financial Group to diversify their client portfolios, learn about financial systems, and expand her skills in Excel and computer software systems.


Sunderman Conservatory of Music student Elizabeth Buscher ’19 recently returned from the 4-week Italian opera and language program, “Si Parla, Si Canta,” in Urbania, Italy. There she worked with amazing vocalists such as Nicole Cabell, Chris Merritt, and Jeffrey Gall. The program was held in the castle pictured. Performances were held in theaters in Piobbico, Urbino, and Urbania.


Working as a mentor-mentee pair for the Kolbe Summer Research Program, Professor Rimvydas (Rim) Baltaduonis and Tyler Mann ’20 spent 30 days in Beijing together researching blockchain development in China as well as the energy impact on Bitcoin mining in China. In the photo, Tyler and Rim are standing with Corentin Mercier, a 19 year old Bitcoin Cash developer sponsored by Bitmain, the most powerful bitcoin mining company in the world. During their time in Beijing, they were able to tour Bitmain’s Beijing headquarters and get an in-depth look at their equipment responsible for the immense amount of electricity that the Bitcoin Network uses. Beyond this, the two also visited co-working spaces, startup incubators and universities that are advancing blockchain technology in China.


Carolyn Hauk ’21 spent the summer interning at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park through the Pohanka Internship program offered by the Civil War Institute. There she has transcribed historical documents, participated in an archeological dig, and developed an original ranger talk on Reconstruction to deliver to visitors.


Abigail Deaven ’21 collects water samples from the Juniata River as part of research she is conducting with Matthew Canonizado ’21, David Medina ’21, Heyang Zhang ’21, Cara Hatzinger ’21, and Biology Prof. Nikki Shariat through the Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College.


Cameron Sauers ’21 is interning at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park through the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College’s Pohanka Internship program. While he is there, he works on family- and youth-centered programs, leads hikes for school groups, and has created original programs that have an environmental science focus.


Abigail Major ’19 is interning with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration over the summer. In June, she attended a discussion with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and she was able to get a photo with some of the interns after the talk.


Evan Czulada ’21 (pictured), Margaret DeBell ’18, and Yan Zhou ’20 collect data on salamanders in Michaux State Forest as part of their summer research through the Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College with Biology Prof. Ryan Kerney.


Xiunan Yu ’18, Jesse Shircliff ’19, Brianna Costira ’19, and Meira Ruben ’20 received funding fromASIANetwork to travel to Singapore for a cultural immersion and tourism research project. They took a moment to pose in Merlion Park for a group picture. Behind the students rests the modern architecture of the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel and Singapore’s ArtScience Museum.


Brittney Sedgwick ’21 and Aubryanna Tayman ’20 traveled to Orvieto, Italy with Sunderman Conservatory of Music Prof. Susan Hochmiller to perform “Orvieto Musica: Art of Song” in the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta.


Jared Barna ’20 is interning at the Manassas National Battlefield Park through the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College's Pohanka Internship program. In this photo, he is leading a tour on Henry Hill. A 10 pound parrot shell sits before him as he explains to visitors the role of artillery during the first battle.


Lillian Shea ’21 is interning at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park through the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College’s Pohanka Internship Program. One of her ongoing responsibilities is delivering a ranger talk she developed on the strategies and outcomes surrounding Lee’s surrender to Grant. She is pictured in front of McLean House, site of the surrender, where she engages with visitors about how the events that took place there continue to reverberate through America today.

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