SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY MAJORS: GRANTS FOR INTERNSHIPS
Dr. Kenneth Olsen, who passed away in 1986, taught in our department for twenty-one years. He worked to incorporate concern for peace and non-violence on campus during the Vietnam War. He was also concerned with issues of racial justice and the inclusion of Native Americans on the St. Olaf College campus. When Ken died, his family set up a memorial fund in his name to support student activities. We have decided to use the annual budget for the Ken Olsen Fund to provide grants for So/An majors conducting internships.
Your internship can either be taken or not taken for academic credit. If you wish to receive academic credit, please contact Sandy Malecha in the Piper Center for information on the procedure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive academic credit you must be paying St. Olaf tuition when you are doing your internship. This is an important consideration during the summer when students normally aren't paying tuition.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO APPLY:
1. Arrange for one of the Soc/Anthro faculty members to supervise your internship.
2. Arrange for someone in your internship site to be your site supervisor.
3. Complete the Ken Olsen Grant Application Information Form.
4. Complete the Ken Olsen Written Statement. Include the following:
• a summary of your goals for your internship
• how you will accomplish your goals
• the support you will receive from your site supervisor
• how the internship fits in with your Soc/Anthro major
5. Complete the Ken Olsen Estimated Itemized Budget Form. Ken Olsen awards are generally in the $300-$500 range, dependent upon the number of successful applications. NOTE: $500.00 is the maximum amount which can be awarded per successful application. You are strongly encouraged to look for additional sources of funding for your internship.
6. Ask your internship site supervisor to complete the Ken Olsen Site Supervisor Recommendation Form and return it to you.
7. Ask the Soc/Anthro faculty member who will be supervising your internship to submit
the Ken Olsen Faculty Recommendation Form and send it electronically to Sue Newland at email@example.com.
8. Turn in items 3-6 above to Sue Newland by the deadlines below.
9. Note that at the completion of your internship you will need to write a report summarizing:
• your internship experience
• what you learned from your experience
• how well you met your internship goals
We will use this information to post a description of your internship on the So/An website and bulletin boards. Submit this report to Sue Newland. Photos are most welcome.
10. We also ask that you send a thank you letter to Ken Olsen's family, who sponsored the scholarship. Include details of your internship. See Sue for the family contact information.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION AND DETERMINATION OF AMOUNT OF THE
1. Relevance of the internship to the Soc/Anthro major and the student's goals.
2. Thought and effort put into planning the internship.
3. Financial costs to the student during the internship.
4. Recommendation of the supervising faculty member and site supervisor.
• For fall internships: September 17, 2012
• For interim internships: November 9, 2012
• For second semester internships: December 12, 2012
• For summer internships: April 12, 2013 (Note : You must be a returning student to apply for a summer internship grant.)
• For fall 2013 internships: September 13, 2013
KEN OLSEN INTERNSHIP STUDENT PAPERS:
Please click on each link below to view students desciptions of their internships.
Ryan Evans - Men Isolated: Limited Intimacy at St. Anthony's Shelter for Renewal, South Bronx, NY. Interim 2012
Ingrid Olson - Asset-Based Community Development at St. Olaf College and Grenada, Nicaragua. Interim 2012. Click here to view a photo.
KEN OLSEN INTERNSHIP GRANT RECIPIENTS:
|Sarah Cole||Interim 2013||Northfield Community Action Center|
|Rachel Johnson||Interim 2013||Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis|
|Thando Kunene||Summer 2012||Interational Institute of Minnesota|
|Alyssa Lund||Summer 2012||Ampersand Families|
|William Totimeh||Summer 2012||World Relief, Minnesota|
|Ryan Evans||Interim 2012||Partnership for the Homeless, New York|
|Ingrid Olson||Interim 2012||St. Olaf College and Nicaragua|
|Julia Coffin||Summer 2011||Lutheran Social Services, Concord, NH|
|Alyssa Lund||Summer 2011||Ampersand Familes|
|Anna Martin||Summer 2011||SEEDS/Northfield Food Shelf|
|Ryan Trostrud||Interim 2011||
The School for Social Entrepreneurs, London
|Morgan Harden||Interim 2011||Minnetonka Public Scools|
|Kayli Kirkegaard||Interim 2011||Children's Home & Family Services MN|
|Mara Fink||Summer 2010||Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR|
|Tenzin Waleag||Summer 2010||Machik in Washington|
|Nichole Rohlfson||Interim 2010||Namibia Women's Health Network Youth Economic Empowerment Program, Namibia|
|Heidi Seltz||Interim 2010||Ruth's House, Faribault|
|Violet Thor||Interim 2010||Center for Ethnic Studies And Development, Chiang Mai University Thailand|
|Cia Guglielmnia||Interim 2010||Northfield Transit Research Survey|
|Scott Grandt||Interim 2010||Human Resources department at Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis|