2009 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Author: Melisa Martinez Munoz

Meaghan Jennings '10
Anti-Defamation League, Boston, MA
Meaghan Jennings will be working with the New England chapter of the Anti-Defamation League to combat sexism, racism, and heterosexism, by fostering dialogue, expanding prejudice awareness instruction and training student facilitators in primary and secondary schools in the Boston area.

Melanie LeMay '10
Resource Center of Dallas
Melanie LeMay will be working with a non-profit organization that offers counseling, medical assistance, food subsidies, and education programs for the GLBT community in Dallas. She will be specifically working with the women’s counseling, domestic violence, and long-term development programs.

Mandy Lewis '10
Missions International, Highland, IL
Mandy Lewis will be working with Missions International, a non-profit organization that aids individuals in Latin America and the Caribbean by sending tangible support such as money and goods, but also by fostering Christian unity and international goodwill. Among other tasks, she will be evaluating how women are affected by the organization’s aid practices.

Miriam Olsen '10
Violence Prevention Initiative, Notre Dame, IN
Miriam Olsen will spend the summer here at Notre Dame, working under the auspices of the Gender Relations Center to help organize the Violence Prevention Initiative’s lineup for 2009-10, including the College HAS Issues Program, Loyal Daughters and Sons, and the National Conference on Violence Prevention.

Jill Schroeder '10
Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, DC
Jill Schroeder will be working with Children’s Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all of America’s children. Her internship will focus on the healthcare reforms occurring during the 111th Congress and how these reforms impact the lives and health of pregnant women.