Sherwood grant expands internships for Whitman students

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WALLA WALLA — Whitman College’s Community Fellows program offering internships to local public agencies and nonprofits will expand this year with a $235,000 grant from the Sherwood Trust.

The grant is a continuation of last year’s funding that established the Sherwood Trust Internship Endowment.

“The internships that this gift funds will not only strengthen the not-for-profit community in the Walla Walla Valley, but it will also provide great learning and work experiences for Whitman students,” John Bogley, vice president for development and college relations, said in a release.

Internships are designated for local non-profit organizations, governmental agencies or schools.

Eight students served as community fellows during the program’s first year. They were paid by the college and worked up to 10 hours a week for 10 weeks during the fall semester and 13 weeks spring semester.

This year Whitman will offer 10 Community Fellow positions.

Organizations seeking project interns in the Valley may apply by July 19. No religious congregations, partisan-affiliated organizations or for-profit businesses are eligible.

Applications are available by contacting Marisol Martinez in the Student Engagement Center at 527.5183 or martinm@whitman.edu.

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