Goldman Fellows Program

The Goldman Fellows Program, funded by the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation, is a unique opportunity for undergraduates to spend a summer in St. Louis with other WashU students who care about the St. Louis community. The program supports undergraduates who secure unpaid summer internships at nonprofit, community, or governmental organizations in the St. Louis region. Goldman Fellows receive $5,000 summer stipends for community-based internships in the St. Louis region.

Program components include the $5,000 stipend, a day-long retreat, and regular meetings to explore St. Louis and discuss learning from internships. Please note that Goldman Fellows cannot participate in campaigning as a part of their internship, and the stipend is subject to income tax, making final earnings less than $5,000.

  • Develop student leaders by identifying and honing professional skills, encouraging self-awareness, and guiding students toward preparedness for their careers.
  • Support positive community impact by expanding community partner organizations’ capacity through listening; student intern preparation and coaching; and conversation and opportunity for ongoing collaboration
  • Foster student identities as St. Louis citizens through immersion in St. Louis; engagement and learning with local leaders; and reflection and dialogue with peers of diverse identities, backgrounds and perspectives.

Fellows will gain:

  1. Deeper awareness and appreciation for the value of diverse identities, experiences, ideas, and perspectives.
  2. Professional skills and knowledge of best practices that will enhance their contributions to their internship organization and future professional communities.
  3. Affinity for St. Louis as a citizen of the region, ability to recognize their role and capacity as civic agents within the community.
  4. Clarity of career interests, goals, resources, and pathways, informed by the application of the Goldman Fellows’ experiences to their academic and professional pursuits.

Below, recent fellows discuss the application process and impact of the program.

 

Goldman Fellow Cohorts

Mary Ellis is a rising senior majoring in history in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is interning with Planned Parenthood of St. Louis and Southwest Missouri.

Natalie Geismar is a rising senior majoring in international area studies and minoring in political science and women, gender, and sexuality studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is interning with the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.

Allie Lindstrom is a rising junior majoring in environmental policy and minoring in Spanish in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is interning with Great Rivers Environmental Law Center.

Sofia Orelo is a rising senior double majoring in international area studies and anthropology: global health and the environment in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is interning with CG Immigration Law, LLC.

Daniel Jin Pang is a rising junior double majoring in economics and political science in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is interning with the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.

Sienna Ruiz is a rising junior double majoring in Spanish and anthropology: global health and the environment in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is interning with the Sustainability Office at the City of St. Louis

Danielle Stevens is a rising senior majoring in international area studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is interning with the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court.

Austin Tolani is a rising junior double majoring in urban studies and economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is interning with the Sustainability Office at the City of St. Louis

Alexis Vidaurreta is a rising senior majoring in architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. She is interning with Trailnet

Abigail Wong is a rising senior double majoring in architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and biology in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is interning with St. Louis Effort for AIDS

Eleni Andris, architecture and American culture studies major, completed an internship with the Preservation Research Office.

Garrett Arosemena Ott, master’s in biomedical engineering, completed an internship with El Sistema and Orchestrating Diversity.

Akshat Goel, economics and systems engineering major, completed an internship with Johego.

Jordan Hughes, international area studies major, completed an internship with the Office of the Federal Public Defenders.

Jenny Lin, biology major, completed an internship with Health Literacy Missouri.

Jada McDonald, philosophy-neuroscience-psychology: cognitive neuroscience major, completed an internship with Williams and Associates, Inc.

Noah Offenkrantz, environmental science and political science major, completed an internship with the Office of Congressman Lacy Clay.

Thwisha Sabloak, biology major, completed an internship with Planned Parenthood.

Hannah Schanzer, environmental policy major, completed an internship with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

Serena Silver, fine art major, completed an internship with the Laumeier Sculpture Park Education Department.

Sukruth Shashikumar, Spanish, biochemistry, and molecular biology major, completed an internship with Casa de Salud.

 

Chelsea Birchmier, engineering and women, gender, and sexuality studies, completed an internship with Places for People.

Rosalind Byrd, anthropology major, completed an internship with Williams and Associates, Inc.

Amy Chen, fine arts and political science major, completed an internship with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE).

Devin Daugherty, mathematics and secondary education major, completed an internship with the Wyman Research Center’s Inspire St. Louis program.

Jonah Klein-Barton, economics major, completed an internship with the Office of the Mayor of the City of St. Louis.

Zunaira Komal, psychology and women, gender, and sexuality studies major, completed an internship with Community Mediation Services.

Brian Leibowitz, economics major, completed an internship with Arch Grants.

Nicola Salzman, environmental policy, leadership, and strategic planning major, completed an internship with the St. Louis Public Schools’ I Go Green program.

Shewetha Sudhakar, biochemistry major, completed an internship with Casa de Salud.

Annalise Wagner, environmental policy and philosophy major, completed an internship with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

Hannah Davison, international and area studies (global cultural studies track) major and Korean minor, completed an internship with the International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Jenna Epstein, international and area studies (development track) and French major, completed an internship with the St. Louis Mosaic Project (affiliated with the World Trade Center of St. Louis).

Anisha Glanton, women, gender, and sexuality studies major, completed an internship with NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri.

Amanda Harris, anthropology: global health and the environment major, completed an internship with Health Literacy Missouri.

William Krueger, American culture studies major and writing minor, completed an internship with the Office of the Mayor of the City of St. Louis.

Jaydee Lee, education and women, gender and sexuality studies major, completed an internship with Bread and Roses.

Adi Radhakrishnan, philosophy-neuroscience-psychology major, completed an internship with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alexis Sprague, marketing and psychology major, completed an internship with Susan G. Komen.

Nina Stoller, American culture studies (public policy concentration) major and mathematics minor, completed an internship with the Forum for Youth Investment.

Jessica Sun, fine art major, completed an internship an internship with Operation Food Search.

Nathan Vogt, electrical engineering major, completed an internship with LaunchCode.

Lauren Chase, a freshman majoring in American culture studies, interned with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE).

Daniel Giuffra, philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology major, completed an internship with Tobacco Free Missouri.

Robin Harvey, environment biology major, completed an internship with the Office of the Mayor, Department of Sustainability.

Celia Hensey, environmental biology major, completed an internship with the Open Space Council.

Rachel Hoffman, African and African American studies and anthropology major, completed an internship with Health Literacy Missouri.

Abisola Jegede, American culture studies major, completed an internship with the Diversity Awareness Partnership.

Marissa Klein, psychology major and biology and children’s studies minor, completed an internship with with the Queen of Peace Center.

Amy Krause, biology and anthropology: global health and the environment major, completed an internship with NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri.

Ian Lever, economics, strategy and Arabic major, completed an internship with Arch Grants.

Seth Newman, anthropology major, completed an internship with Lewis Place Historical Preservation.

Adriana Sisley, philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology major, completed an internship with Rape and Violence End Now (RAVEN).

Jack West, economic, international and area studies major, completed an internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Click here to download the reflections from 2013 Goldman Fellows.

Ashley Jones, urban studies major and children’s studies minor, completed an internship with the Salvation Army.

Ryan Lichtarge, anthropology major and public health minor, completed an internship with the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center.

Rose McCarty, urban studies and psychology major, completed an internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Brendan McIntyre, environmental earth sciences and anthropology major, completed an internship with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE).

James Meresman, political science and history major and writing minor, completed an internship with Parents as Teachers.

David Munroe, accounting major, completed an internship with St. Louis Artworks.

Sarah Plovnick, comparative arts and music major and education studies minor, completed an internship with the Wyman Center and Orchestrating Diversity.

Lori Schlatter, philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology major, completed an internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Alaina Smith, women gender & sexuality studies and anthropology major, completed an internship with Rape and Violence End Now (RAVEN).

Joan Steffen, anthropology major and French and women gender & sexuality studies minor, completed an internship with the Birth and Wellness Center.

Click here to download the reflections from 2012 Goldman Fellows.

Anna Applebaum, French and interdisciplinary project in the humanities major, completed an internship with the Wyman Center.

Meera Basu, anthropology and biology major, completed an internship with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.

Marcus Brown, urban studies major, completed an internship with the Kirkland Economic Development Corp LLC.

Olivia Cosentino, Spanish and Latin American studies major, completed an internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Ryan Geczi, finance and economics and strategy major, completed an internship with Mission: St. Louis.

Noah Hart, anthropology major, completed an internship with AmericaSCORES.

Sally Rausch, international area studies major, completed an internship with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Gateway Greening.

Lyda Rossi, anthropology major, completed an internship with the International Institute of St. Louis.

Alissa Stavig, anthropology and physics major, completed an internship with Beyond Housing.

Jennifer Tucker, Spanish and biology major, completed an internship with the Contraceptive CHOICE Project.

Click here to download the reflections from 2011 Goldman Fellows.

Rachel Binstock, anthropology major, completed an internship with Patrick Henry Charter Green School.

Daniella Gafen, architecture major with minors in Jewish studies and writing, completed an internship with Landmarks Association.

Shweta Joshi, international and area studies and economics major, completed an internship with South Side Day Nursery.

Kristin Maurer, anthropology and Chinese major with a minor in public health, completed an internship with St. Louis Effort for AIDS.

Lexy Millett, anthropology and economics major with a minor in public health, completed an internship with Nurses for Newborns Foundation.

Julian Nicks, mathematics and finance major with a minor in psychology, completed an internship with Shearwater Education Foundation.

Trae Robison, Spanish and Latin American studies with a minor in biology, completed an internship with the International Institute of St. Louis.

Bram Sable-Smith, international and area studies major with minors in writing and anthropology, completed an internship with The Acts Partnership.

Blair Sackett, urban studies and African & African-American studies major, completed an internship with the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma.

Olivia Young, educational studies and finance major, completed an internship with South City Preparatory Academy.