WU students gain career experience through interning in San Francisco

by University Communications,

Willamette students participated in a wide array of internships and research projects this summer. This is the third of a five-part series highlighting their experiences.

For many Willamette University undergraduates, summer isn’t just a break from classes: it’s a chance to put their coursework into action.

Through summer internships, students say they gain valuable on-the-job experience — whether they design a social media campaign, offer counseling services for HIV-positive youths or provide behind-the-scenes support at a theatre company.

This year, three high-achieving Bearcats chose the San Francisco Bay Area as their internship destination.

Here are their stories.