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2000 Summer Fellows
Carlos Abreu, a dual degree MBA/MIA, interned with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). UNDP's mission is to enable countries to achieve sustainable human development by helping them build the capacity to design and implement programs in poverty eradication, job creation, empowerment of women and regeneration of the environment. Carlos worked with UNDP's Strategic Management Unit to assist with the reorganization of its largest Central American office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Christopher Behr worked with the Endeavor Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps to overcome the barriers to entrepreneurship associated with emerging markets. Operating in Chile and Argentina, Endeavor pairs select MBA students from top business schools with local entrepreneurs managing growing businesses. Chris spent the summer working at Quinta Fresca, a food distribution company in Buenos Aires, where he helped the company define and implement its strategic, financial and operational objectives. Chris has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs in Latin America and Spain.
Jeanne Carmody worked for the Education Development Center, an international-focused nonprofit that conducts research and develops programs in such areas as early childhood development, K-12 education, health, workforce preparation and institutional reform. Jeanne was located in the New York office and assisted with the evaluation of EDC's Romania Teacher Training Program. She applied her statistical and analytical skills to prepare final reports and presentations for the World Bank, the project's main funder.
Camille Korschun joined the marketing department of WGBH-Boston, the largest producer of television and web content for PBS and a major supplier of programming for public radio stations across the country. She worked on the redevelopment of WGBH's website and helped develop marketing strategies focused on content, service management and implementation.
Staci Leuschner interned with the National Parks Conservation Association, which recruits MBA students from top business schools for summer positions with its Business Plan Initiative (BPI), a program designed to assess the financial state of individual national parks around the country. Staci was stationed at Wrangell St. Elias in Alaska and worked with another intern to produce a business plan outlining the financial and operational status of the park.
Eric McGee, a joint MBA/Ed.D. with a concentration in Educational Administration and Resource Management, worked with the New York City Partnership (NYCP). NYCP aims to promote the economic development of the city through a number of initiatives, including the Breakthrough for Learning Program. The program employs a combination of monetary incentives, professional development and strategic support to help improve the performance of troubled schools. Eric helped implement Breakthrough's private sector style strategy to recruit and retain teachers and helped scale its performance-based incentive program to the citywide level. Prior to enrolling in the Business School, Eric taught high school students and worked to develop academic standards and performance measures for alternative high school programs.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellows
“My experience working with communities in India and Africa, as well as on developing public-private partnerships with government and non-profit agencies, convinced me of the need for innovative approaches to international development”
“I see entrepreneurs as the key leverage point in development, so interning at Ashoka made perfect sense.”
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
“This internship matched my interest in harnessing the power and resources in the for profit sector to effect social change.”