2016 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Author: Linnie Caye

Congratulations to our 2016 Boehnen Summer Internship Grant Recipients

Molly Burton ’18
NETWORK A Catholic Social Justice Lobbying Agency (DC)

Molly will work at NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobbying agency based in D.C., that focuses on issues such as economic justice, immigration reform, peacemaking, healthcare access, and ecology. She will write and create content for online and print materials, research presidential candidates’ positions on top policy issues, assist with an advocacy training for college students, create toolkits and resources to engage the public, and work with either the Communications, Government Relations, and/or Grassroots Mobilizations teams.

Brynn Gallahue ’17
Rachel’s Women’s Center (San Diego)

Brynn will intern at Rachel’s Women’s Center, a drop-in day center run by the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of San Diego, which offers a variety of basic needs and services to women in the homeless community. As an intern she will work on recruiting new volunteers, organizing training sessions, and establishing a system to increase consistent attendance of volunteers. One of her projects will be to streamline the check-in process for women, making sure it is clear, straightforward and hassle free. She will also serve as a positive facilitator by sitting with, talking to, and learning from the guests who visit the drop-in center.

Meghan Watts ’18
The Female Factor (Chicago)

Meghan will intern at the Female Factor, a strategic consulting group that assists its clients in their marketing campaigns in efforts to reach women. She will conduct research for a variety of projects (including weekly overviews of trends in marketing/advertising for women to be presented to the Female Factor team, a white paper to be completed by the end of the internship, and research for CEO Bridget Brennan’s follow-up to Why She Buys). She will also attend meetings with clients and team discussions regarding strategy, as well as help to maintain the social media presence of Female Factor itself.