2015 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Author: Melisa Martinez Munoz

Connor Hayes ‘16
GLBT Political Advocacy at the Center for American Progress (DC)
Connor will work on the government affairs team, which will provide him the opportunity to contribute to policy briefings and lobbying efforts, as well as have exposure to the broader workings of an advocacy organization. He plans to apply to graduate school to pursue a degree in either public policy or law; additionally, his work this summer will inform his senior thesis on political activism.

Moira Horn ‘17
May Dugan Center (Cleveland, Ohio)

Moira will work with the Moms First and Community Health and Wellness programs; she plans to go to medical school for obstetrics.

Katie Lee ‘16
Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (Denver)

Katie will work as an administrative intern. Her duties will include offering administrative support to the public defenders currently employed at the office. One of her primary projects will be to construct a resource guide for families seeking legal counsel and other services from the Center. She will also attend all meetings conducted by the public defenders who run the center, giving her the opportunity to be engaged in the work that others at the Center are doing. Katie plans to apply to law school.

Kayla O’Connor ‘16
St. Joseph County Library (South Bend)

Kayla will work in the children’s department; her duties will include running their summer reading program, designing an assessment of it, and developing other programs. She plans to pursue a Master’s of Library Science and will write a senior thesis on gender issues in children’s lit.

Shannon Sheehan ‘16
The UnSlut Project (based online) a national campaign with the mission of “working to undo the dangerous sexual bullying and ‘Slut’ shaming in our schools, communities, media and culture”
Shannon will work as an assistant to the project’s founder; duties will include establishing a resource page and potentially a message board for site visitors; contacting sociologist that work in the fields of sexuality and gender to help spread the word about UnSlut’s mission; managing and expanding their social media. This work will inform her Gender Studies senior thesis, which in turn will help her applications to graduate programs in sociology, focusing on sexuality and gender.