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Alaska Airlines – an employer featuring numerous PLU alumni – is looking for students who want to jump onboard for full-time, paid summer internships. (You also get flight privileges for both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air… Lunch in San Diego? Weekend in Portland? Maui? Phoenix? Done!)
Internship positions range from Internal Audit to Onboard Experience or Corporate Communications, and will be posted on Alaska Airlines’ career site beginning March 1st. Keep an eye out! Academic Internships will also be posting internships on the Career Connections Opportunities Board.
The Patricia L. and Thomas W. Krise Endowed Internship Fund is geared towards supporting students as they gain experience via an unpaid internship. (We’re talking $2000 here.)
Open to all PLU students, regardless of year or major, applications open on Wednesday, February 11th.
Emily Ames ’15 was the first recipient of the Krise endowment last year. Her internship sights were set on Sacramento’s The GreenHouse Center, which offers tutoring, mentoring, spiritual development and leadership development for under-resourced youth.
Ames, from Sacramento, is an English Literature major with a minor in Non-Profit Leadership; she also will receive academic credit for her internship.
At The GreenHouse Center, Ames performed a wide range of duties, including planning program activities for elementary-school and teenage camps, developing workshops, driving on field trips, mentoring teen camp participants and working as an “Adventure Guide” to build relationships with the elementary-school campers.
“My hope is through firsthand experience working in a low-income community, I will learn the steps necessary to address the needs and challenges of its youth,” Ames wrote in her application for the Krise Internship award.
At PLU, Ames serves as president of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and works for Residential Life; she also has experience with community outreach.
Ames’ career goals include working for or starting an organization similar to The GreenHouse Center. “In a sense, their mission is reminiscent of how PLU provides resources to empower students to find their passions and vocation and how they can use it for the good of their community and world,” she wrote.