summer 2019 internships

An internship that packs a punch

Jared Ruddock in front of red wall with Punch logo on it

This summer, Jared Ruddock ’21 entered the vast world of marketing as an intern for Punch Digital Strategies, Inc. in Arlington, Va. Ruddock participated in 10 marketing projects during the six-week program. Some of the specific aspects of his role included writing blogs, taglines and video scripts, analyzing business competitors, and designing infographics. He is... READ MORE >>

Investigating career options: Deaven Milam ’22 interns for the ATF

Deaven Milam

Deaven Milam ’22 may only be one year through college, but she already knows exactly what she wants to do after she graduates from Randolph. Thanks to her summer internship with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) she is now even more certain that she wants to become a federal agent. During... READ MORE >>

Trendsetter: Will Dakin ’21 pens article in Motor Trend magazine

Will Dakin works on a car

Business major Will Dakin ’21 knew he would be communicating with a large audience during his marketing internship at Driver Motorsports in Rustburg, Va. What he didn’t anticipate was that he would be writing for one of the most widely read automotive publications in the nation.  As part of his work with the company’s head... READ MORE >>

Rising sophomore shows heart for helping people through stem cell research

Marlene Redlich works on differentiating cells with the goal of making them into pacemaker cells that could one day be planted into a damaged heart.

This summer, Marlene Redlich ’22 returned to her home country of Germany. However, rather than putting her feet up and relaxing, she assisted in high level stem cell work at an international cardiac research center. Redlich was an intern for the University of Rostock Medical Center’s Cardiac Surgery Research Department, where she shadowed researchers, studies... READ MORE >>

All smiles: Niles Brown ’20 offers sustainable advice for new dental office

Niles Brown stands on the construction site for the new building he is helping design for Gateway Dental Exchange in Atlanta, Ga.

Niles Brown ’20 has gotten in on the ground floor of a construction project as part of his summer internship with Gateway Dental Exchange in Atlanta, Ga.  As a sustainability coordinator and advisory intern for the company, he has met with suppliers to discuss environmentally sustainable products and services pertaining to the building plans. He... READ MORE >>

Mitchell Doss ’21 enjoys high-flying internship with Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

Mitchell Doss prepares a DJI Matrice 100 drone for take-off

For Mitchell Doss ’21, the summer is literally flying by. As part of his internship with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Va., Doss is using high-tech drones to survey farms, vineyards, and breweries across the state, and then using that data to help businesses improve their maximum yield. “I worked at... READ MORE >>

Ranita Opoku-Sarfo ’21 helps provide solutions to poverty through internship in Uganda

Ranita Opoku-Sarfo wearing her Sawa World T-shirt

Ranita Opoku-Sarfo ’21 aspires to one day have a career in which she can help solve global problems. This summer, she’s doing her part to address one of them—poverty—through an internship with Sawa World in Kampala, Uganda. “Sawa World transforms the lives of vulnerable youth living in extreme poverty within Kampala by giving them access... READ MORE >>

Protecting the protectors of the law: Agnes Reyes Merced ’21 interns with U.S. Marshals Service 

Agnes Reyes Merced

This summer, Agnes Reyes Merced ’21 is helping one of the nation’s most esteemed law enforcement agencies manage its employee safety policies.  A double major in chemistry and psychology at Randolph, Merced is an intern for the U.S. Marshals Service’s (USMS) Management Support Division in the Office of Environmental, Occupational Safety, and Health. Though much... READ MORE >>

A bugs life: Brian Smith ’20 works on beetle exhibits at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Brian Smith holds a case of beetle and weevil specimens as part of his internship at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

This summer, biology major Brian Smith ’20 is working with some of the smallest specimens at one of the largest museums in the nation. Smith is an insect specimen curator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. As part of the internship, he sorts, mounts, and images beetles and weevils in a... READ MORE >>

It all adds up: Business and economics major helps handle money at Busch Gardens

Cody Carpenter in front of a large statue of the Busch Gardens logo

As a cash control intern at Busch Gardens this summer, Cody Carpenter ’21 is getting to work at a place he has loved his entire life.  “I wanted to do this internship since I was born in Williamsburg and already knew the area and the park,” Carpenter said. “I also feel like having a name... READ MORE >>