Throughout the month of July, we will be casting a spotlight on several college students who are part of the new Summer Internship through Hillel at Buffalo. In this program, students work in their internship placements throughout Buffalo during the week, and on Fridays gather with Hillel for professional development, field trips, and Jewish learning.
Today, we feature Samantha (Sam) Weinberg and Miriam Lipson. Sam hails from Rockland County and is studying business at University at Buffalo. She is also a part of the UB Aces club tennis team and a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. In reflecting on her internships with Venture Steel, Sam remarked: “I am very grateful for this opportunity. My internship is both enabling me to gain experience in the business world while at the same time connecting with my peers and my community.”
Miriam is an intern with Jewish Family Services of Western New York focusing on refugee resettlement. A native of New York City, she is studying public health at University at Buffalo hopes to pursue a master’s in public health. Like Sam, Miriam is also a member of Alpha Sigma Tau and is active in Hillel. “At Jewish Family Services my focus is finding health, safety, and legal resources in different languages and compiling them into packets to give to recently arrived refugees,” she said. “I am really enjoying the current project because I get to assist families to adjust to life in their new homes, see all the different resources the public health field has to offer, and how it might apply to my future career.”