MSUFCU Internship Scholarship Winners for Summer 2017

MSUFCU building

Six College of Arts & Letters students have received scholarships from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union through its unpaid internship scholarship competition. The program is designed to encourage and support student initiatives in finding experiential learning opportunities to help prepare for their careers. The students were awarded funds to be used for summer 2017 internships after they submitted applications detailing the unpaid work they do for organizations around the Greater Lansing area. 

Kelsey Kheefus

Major and Year: Arabic and Criminal Justice, Senior
Organization of Internship: Michigan Intelligence Operation Center

Kelsey Kheefus will work with the Michigan Intelligence Operation Center in Dimondale, Michigan, as an Intelligence Intern. 

“As an Arabic and Criminal Justice major, my biggest dream is to be a language or intelligence analyst and this internship will be an excellent way to gain skills to suit the job. Without the addition of the MSUFCU Intern Award Scholarship, I would not be in the financial position to enroll in the required credits for the internship through my major.”

Morgan Ackerman

Major and Year: Junior, Graphic Design
Organization of Internship: Stephanie N. Baker Photography

Ackerman will work with Stephanie N. Baker Photography, based out of Harbor Springs, Michigan, as an assistant to help prepare her for her photography experience and portfolio.

“I’m a graphic design major, however next fall I will be adding a photography minor. This summer, I will be doing a photography internship with Stephanie N. Baker Photography in Harbor Springs, Michigan. I will be going with her to work as her assistant for weddings, engagements, and senior portraits and will help by setting up artificial lights, along with other duties. This internship will help me improve my photography skills by working with the guidance of a professional and also help me when I decide to build and grow my own photography business.”

Emily Claus

Major and Year: Senior, Professional Writing
Organization of Internship:Revue

Claus will be working for a culture and lifestyle magazine as an editor in downtown Grand Rapids. 

“For my internship, I will be working as an editor for a culture and lifestyle magazine in downtown Grand Rapids. This scholarship will allow me to pursue this amazing internship opportunity and gain valuable experience, despite the fact that it is unpaid.”

Benjamin Bland

Major and Year: Junior, Professional Writing
Organization of Internship: Grand Rapids Civic Theater

This summer, Bland will be interning as a Marketing Assistant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Lee Cleveland

Major and Year: Senior, Theatre
Organization of Internship:Facets Multi-Media

Cleveland will be interning in Chicago, Illinois, this summer as a Development Assistant. 

Fallon Mosier

Major and Year: Sophomore, Studio Art
Organization of Internship: Howell Nature Center

Based in Howell, Michigan, Mosier will be interning in Wildlife Rehabilitation at the Howell Nature Center.