Wellesley College student interns 2023-2024

At the start of the academic year, six Wellesley College students began internships through the Class of 1967 Internship Program at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Throughout the 2023-2024 academic year, each student intern gained social science research experience under the mentorship of a WCW research scientist. Interns had opportunities to help with data collection and analysis in ongoing research studies, contribute to academic journal articles, attend conferences, and present alongside their mentors.

The named internships, which were established by generous gifts from Wellesley College alums and friends of WCW, are awarded each year to Wellesley College students who seek to make a difference in the world through research and action.


Allison Liu

The Linda Coyne Lloyd Student Research Internship

I’m working under the mentorship of Dr. Wendy Robeson to carry out my own research project on support for formerly incarcerated mothers during reentry in Massachusetts. I’ve been examining the services provided by organizations, the corrections department, and residential reentry programs.

I’ve appreciated the opportunity to engage in research and learn to manage a research project independently, as well as carry out all the steps from narrowing my topic to presenting my findings.



Alex Asack

The Class of 1967 Internship

The Wellesley Centers for Women's LGBTQ+ history and education project is dedicated to tracking the history of queer advocates for same-sex parental representation and support for LGBTQ+ students in public schools between 1985 and 2010.

When I applied for this internship as a senior without any previous social science research experience, I didn't imagine that I would ever get it. The Wellesley Centers for Women, and Emmy specifically, really took a chance on me to do real and exciting work. Being involved with the WCW connected me with Wellesley's community in an entirely new way. I have never felt as supported by my bosses and coworkers as I have during this internship, and I feel that I've gained important research and social science skills that I never would have gained otherwise.



Jenni Quichimbo Auqui

The Morse Fellowship

I am a Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab Intern.

I had an amazing experience working with the YMW Research Lab. I was able to improve my research skills through the opportunity of co-authoring a chapter, translating surveys and consent forms, as well as learning how to interview adolescents for one of our projects.



Zhamilya Bilyalova

The Anne Murray Ladd Student Internship

I worked with Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., on a variety of projects of the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab pertaining to the risks and benefits of using social technologies in adolescence. I focused on academic papers about self esteem and participatory workshop design, as well as co-facilitating Afterschool Club, co-designing a website for the Summer Workshop, and fostering outside relationships through public speaking and digital marketing.

The internship experience was life-changing for me as I found my community, trusted friends and mentors, and challenged myself in so many different ways. My favorite part was to learn about the current state and future of social media research and how youth are engaging with emerging technologies. I am excited to keep working with Dr. Charmaraman on our workshop series for middle school girls and continuing to discover the link between social media and well-being.



Caroline E Goodwin

Shirley R. Sherr Student Research Internship

My internship focused on developing an intervention to promote father-teen conversation about sexual health and relationships.

Over the course of this process, I have grown significantly and gained skills that will continue to benefit me in my continuing academic career at Wellesley and beyond.



Greer Marshall

The Class of 1967 Internship

I worked with Dr. Georgia Hall at NIOST to conduct background research on STEM learning and literacy skill-building, and assist with the facilitation and analysis of focus groups with second- and third-graders about literacy activities in their after school programs.

At NIOST, I contributed to research and program evaluation projects that help out-of-school programs better support children and communities. I got to participate in many steps of the research process, as well as present and publish my work.


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