Building on previous successes, Library IT has teamed up again with New Haven Promise and is bringing in four summer interns to Sterling Memorial Library. We are excited to welcome back Annissa Carter and Bryana Kilpatrick, interns from last year. And welcome two new interns, Eric DeJesus and Arthur Abeshouse.
All four students are New Haven natives and students studying at area colleges. Annissa and Bryana both attend the University of Connecticut. Annissa is going into her senior year and is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. After working in the Library for the past two years, she is considering pursuing a Master of Librarianship (MLS) degree.
Bryana is also a senior currently majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics. She hopes to further her studies after graduation and go on to earn her Master degree. Our third intern, Eric DeJesus, is a senior studying at Computer Engineering at Boston University. Eric has previously been part of the internship program at Yale Information Technology Services (ITS), both as a high school senior and a college sophomore.
Our fourth intern is Arthur Abeshouse a sophomore majoring in Computer Science at Southern Connecticut State University. Arthur has also participated in the internship program at Yale ITS, previously as a high school senior and last summer as a college freshman. Last summer, Arthur worked on a project for the DH Lab, John Ashbery’s Nest which was featured at a Tech Talk last fall.
All four of our summer interns are New Haven Promise Scholars. New Haven Promise is a scholarship program that awards scholarships to New Haven residents who attend New Haven Public Schools or an approved charter school. To be considered for the New Haven Promise program, students must demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at graduation, and have completed 40 hours of community service over four years of high school. While pursuing their degrees New Haven Scholars receive continued support with job fairs and assistance in job placement. The opportunity for Scholars to build real-world experience by finding practical summer internships in invaluable.
The relationship with New Haven Promise has been successful to date with Library IT. We are fortunate to have these additions to our team and look forward to a productive summer!