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Kirkland Summer Associates and Interns

The Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee sponsors up to four students in its program of Summer Associates. They do ten weeks of full-time work on a research or creative project of their own design. The program is designed to support students who wish to do research or creative work that fits under the mandate of the Endowment, "to support the needs and interests of women at Hamilton." The program is open to all students, but preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.

Working closely with a faculty supervisor, students receive a stipend of $4000. The Kirkland College Summer Associates will produce an essay or creative piece and report on their work to the community in the following academic year (typically in the fall unless they are abroad). We advise students to contact potential faculty supervisors early in the spring semester. Faculty members receive a modest stipend ($1500 for the first project).

News

Maggie Haag '15, left, teaches English to refugees at Conkling School in Utica.
Hamilton Student Teaches Literacy Via Technology

Utica has the fourth highest concentration of refugees of all cities in the United States. Many of these immigrants struggle to adjust to American culture and language. Through a Kirkland Summer Associate project, Maggie Haag ’15 is trying new ways to use technology to teach refugees English and help them to understand American culture.  More ...

Hillary Norris '13
Egg Donor Programs: What Are We Worth?

Young, educated women such as those who attend Hamilton College are the target demographic of many egg donor programs. This summer, Hillary Norris ’15 is asking why. Through her Kirkland Summer Associate project, “What Are We Worth?” she is analyzing the criteria that fertility centers and prospective parents use to select egg donors. Her topic leads to complex questions about discrimination and what our society values.  More ...

Meghan O'Sullivan '15, center, works with refugees Hnin Ko, from Thailand, left, and Pawser Soe, from Burma, in Kirner-Johnson.
Meghan O’Sullivan ’15 Helps Give Voice to Refugee Women

For Meghan O’Sullivan ’15, immigration is not just an abstract policy issue. This summer, as part of the Kirkland Summer Associates Program, she is pursuing a research project, “Oral Expression of Refugee Women.” Her goal is to create a podcast that gives some insight into the first-hand experience of the refugee women who have come to Utica, N.Y.  More ...

Emma Zanazzi '15
Emma Zanazzi '15 Interns at Mass. Women's Political Caucus

This summer Emma Zanazzi ’15, a women’s studies major, is getting involved in some of the issues most important to her. Through funding from the Kirkland Endowment, she is interning with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, a non-profit organization that works to endorse female candidates in political campaigns and elections.  More ...

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