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.

Information Sessions:

Though not required, you are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Friday, February 9, 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, March 6, 4-5pm

Sessions will be held in the Gephardt Institute suite (DUC 150, by the fireplace). Please RSVP for a session here.

Drop-in Hours:

Program alumni will be available on the following dates in the Gephardt Institute suite, DUC 150, to answer your questions about the program and application process:

Date Time Fellow Partner Organization Contact
Thursday, February 15 12-1pm Jenny Lin Health Literacy Media jenny.lin@wustl.edu
Wednesday, February 21 3-4pm Noah Offenkrantz Congressman Lacy Clay’s Office noah.offenkrantz@wustl.edu
Tuesday, February 27 11am-12pm Brian Leibowitz Arch Grants b.leibowitz@wustl.edu
Tuesday, March 27 1:30-2:30pm Sukruth Shashikumar Casa de Salud sukruth@wustl.edu
Wednesday, March 28 4-5pm Devin Daugherty Wyman Center: Inspire STL Program daugherty@wustl.edu
Friday, March 23 12-1pm Annalise Wagnerar Missouri Coalition for the Environment annalisewagner@wustl.edu
Monday, April 2 10-11am Thwisha Sabloak Planned Parenthood tsabloak@wustl.edu
Tuesday, April 3 1-2pm Jada McDonald Williams and Associates, Inc. jada.mcdonald@wustl.edu
Apply to be a 2018 Goldman Fellow

Past Goldman Fellows

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 Eleni Andris, a sophomore double majoring in architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and American culture studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with the Preservation Research Office.

Garrett Arosemena Ott, a fourth year student pursuing a master’s degree in biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, is interning with El Sistema and Orchestrating Diversity.

Akshat Goel, a sophomore double majoring in economics in the Olin Business School and systems engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, is interning with Johego.

Jordan Hughes, a sophomore majoring in international area studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with the Office of the Federal Public Defenders.

Jenny Lin, a junior majoring in biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with Health Literacy Missouri.

Jada McDonald, a junior majoring in philosophy-neuroscience-psychology: cognitive neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with Williams and Associates, Inc.

Noah Offenkrantz, a freshman majoring in environmental science and political science in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with the Office of Congressman Lacy Clay.

Thwisha Sabloak, a sophomore majoring in biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with Planned Parenthood.

Hannah Schanzer, a sophomore majoring in environmental policy in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

Serena Silver, a junior majoring in fine art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is interning with the Laumeier Sculpture Park Education Department.

Sukruth Shashikumar, a junior majoring in Spanish, biochemistry, and molecular biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interning with Casa de Salud.

 

Chelsea Birchmier, a senior double majoring in engineering and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Students, interning with Places for People.

Rosalind Byrd, a senior majoring in anthropology, interning with Williams and Associates, Inc.

Amy Chen, a sophomore double majoring in fine arts and political science, interning with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE).

Devin Daugherty, a junior double majoring in mathematics and secondary education, interning with the Wyman Research Center’s Inspire St. Louis program.

Jonah Klein-Barton, a junior majoring in economics, interning with the Office of the Mayor of the City of St. Louis.

Zunaira Komal, a senior double majoring in psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Students, interning with Community Mediation Services.

Brian Leibowitz, a junior majoring in economics, interning with Arch Grants.

Nicola Salzman, a senior majoring in environmental policy, leadership, and strategic planning, interning with the St. Louis Public Schools’ I Go Green program.

Shewetha Sudhakar, a senior majoring biochemistry, interning with Casa de Salud.

Annalise Wagner, a junior double majoring in environmental policy and philosophy, interning with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

Hannah Davison, a sophomore majoring in international and area studies (global cultural studies track) with a minor in Korean, has accepted an internship at the International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Jenna Epstein, a junior majoring in international and area studies (development track) and French, has accepted an internship with the St. Louis Mosaic Project (affiliated with the World Trade Center of St. Louis).

Anisha Glanton, a junior majoring in women, gender, and sexuality studies, has accepted an internship at NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri.

Amanda Harris, a junior majoring in anthropology: global health and the environment, has accepted an internship at Health Literacy Missouri.

William Krueger, a sophomore majoring in American culture studies with a minor in writing, has accepted an internship at the Office of the Mayor of the City of St. Louis.

Jaydee Lee, a sophomore majoring in education and women, gender and sexuality studies, has accepted an internship at Bread and Roses.

Adi Radhakrishnan, a junior majoring in philosophy-neuroscience-psychology, has accepted an internship at the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alexis Sprague, a sophomore majoring in marketing and psychology, has accepted an internship at Susan G. Komen.

Nina Stoller, a sophomore majoring in American culture studies (public policy concentration) with a minor in mathematics, has accepted an internship at the Forum for Youth Investment.

Jessica Sun, a sophomore majoring in fine art, has accepted an internship Operation Food Search.

Nathan Vogt, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering, has accepted an internship at LaunchCode.

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

Daniel Giuffra, a freshman majoring in philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology, interned with Tobacco Free Missouri.

Robin Harvey, a junior majoring in environment biology, interned with the Office of the Mayor, Department of Sustainability.

Celia Hensey, a sophomore majoring in environmental biology, interned with the Open Space Council.

Rachel Hoffman, a junior majoring in African and African American studies and anthropology, interned with Health Literacy Missouri.

Abisola Jegede, a sophomore majoring in American culture studies, interned with the Diversity Awareness Partnership.

Marissa Klein, a junior majoring in psychology with minors in biology and children’s studies, interned with with the Queen of Peace Center.

Amy Krause, a junior majoring in biology and anthropology: global health and the environment, interned with NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri.

Ian Lever, a sophomore majoring in economics, strategy and Arabic, interned with Arch Grants.

Seth Newman, a junior majoring in anthropology, interned with Lewis Place Historical Preservation.

Adriana Sisley, a sophomore majoring in philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology, interned with Rape and Violence End Now (RAVEN).

Jack West, a sophomore majoring in economic, international and area studies, interned with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Click here to download the reflections from 2013 Goldman Fellows.

Ashley Jones, a junior majoring in urban studies with a minor in children’s studies, interned with the Salvation Army.

Ryan Lichtarge, a senior majoring in anthropology with a minor in public health, interned with the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center.

Rose McCarty, a senior double majoring in urban studies and psychology, interned with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Brendan McIntyre, a junior double majoring in environmental earth sciences and anthropology, interned with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE).

James Meresman, a junior double majoring in political science and history with a minor in Writing, interned with Parents as Teachers.

David Munroe, a sophomore majoring in accounting, interned with St. Louis Artworks.

Sarah Plovnick, a junior double majoring in comparative arts and music with a minor in education studies, interned with the Wyman Center and Orchestrating Diversity.

Lori Schlatter, a senior majoring in philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology, interned with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Alaina Smith, a senior double majoring in women gender & sexuality studies and anthropology, interned with Rape and Violence End Now (RAVEN).

Joan Steffen, a senior majoring in anthropology and double minoring in French and women gender & sexuality studies, interned with the Birth and Wellness Center.

Click here to download the reflections from 2012 Goldman Fellows.

Anna Applebaum, a junior double majoring in French and interdisciplinary project in the humanities, interned with the Wyman Center.

Meera Basu, a sophomore double majoring in anthropology and biology, interned with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.

Marcus Brown, a junior majoring in urban studies, interned with the Kirkland Economic Development Corp LLC.

Olivia Cosentino, a sophomore double majoring in Spanish and Latin American studies, interned with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Ryan Geczi, a freshman double majoring in finance and economics and strategy, interned with Mission: St. Louis.

Noah Hart, a junior majoring in anthropology, interned with AmericaSCORES.

Sally Rausch, a sophomore majoring in international area studies, interned with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Gateway Greening.

Lyda Rossi, a sophomore majoring in anthropology, interned with the International Institute of St. Louis.

Alissa Stavig, a junior double majoring in anthropology and physics, interned with Beyond Housing.

Jennifer Tucker, a junior double majoring in Spanish and biology, interned 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.