June 25, 2018

EDC Welcomes Interns for Health, Education Programs

Four students pursuing public health and education careers are participating in EDC’s summer internship program at EDC offices in Boston and New York. Three graduate students and one rising senior were selected based on specific criteria, including educational achievement, writing skills, initiative, and creativity.

The interns will be doing hands-on work in support of a range of U.S. health and education programs and initiatives. In addition to project-specific work, EDC will provide all interns with mentoring and professional development opportunities aimed at preparing early-career professionals for success in the workforce. This is the second year of EDC’s summer internship program.

“We’re so pleased to welcome this year’s interns to EDC,” said Senior Vice President Cindy Taylor. “They have already joined our teams in behavioral health and STEM and will be capping off their intern experiences with presentations summing up their contributions. We look forward to working with, and also learning from, this talented group.”

Here are EDC’s 2018 interns:

Achu Johnson Alexander is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at Clark University. While working on data collection for her dissertation, Johnson will intern with EDC’s STELAR program doing data analysis, writing data briefs, and updating the STELAR website.

Patience Misner comes to EDC from the Heller School at Brandeis University, where she completed an MA in Sustainable International Development and this fall will complete an MS in Global Health Policy and Management. At EDC, she will join the Youth Mental Health First-Aid project.

Colin Hill is a senior at Yale University where he studies statistics and data science with a minor in education studies. As an intern in the New York office, Hill will work closely with the Oceans of Data Institute, which promotes data literacy via its Zoom In Science and Real World, Real Science initiatives.

Catherine Tate is currently studying for an MA in Public Policy and an MBA in Nonprofit Management at the Heller School at Brandeis University. At EDC, she will be working on efforts to address the opioid epidemic. She holds BAs in biology and cognitive science from Case Western Reserve University.

To learn more about our internship program or to obtain an application for next year, contact Project Director Erin Smith.