PETER P. QUINN INTERNS
Dan was a Spring 2019 Peter P. Quinn Internship recipient who worked with our Marketing Department on research projects, social media, and much more. Dan states, "Working as an intern was a very rewarding and valuable experience. I gained first-hand knowledge of marketing and communications by assisting with many different aspects of the organization’s marketing campaigns. I also learned a lot about non-profit organizations, transportation, and local government. This will be very helpful for my future career as I pursue marketing work in non-profits and the green transportation industry. Overall, I had the pleasure of working with a great, friendly, and helpful team, while learning valuable skills that will help me begin my career. I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunity that this internship program has provided."
As the Spring 2016 Peter P. Quinn Internship recipient, Alyssa assists the Marketing Department with social media, research, programs and event coordination. Before joining Communities in Motion, she spent the past year working for the United States Liability Insurance (USLI) as a Direct Bill Intern. She was in charge of contacting agents and policyholders about the status of their policies while also updating the daily invoices for customers. Alyssa is currently a senior at Eastern University majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. She chose this major because Communication Studies allows her to focus on her strengths as an individual, while still opening up many avenues to potential career opportunities.
As the Fall 2015 Peter P. Quinn Internship recipient, Caroline says, "I am enjoying learning all the ways communities and businesses can benefit by adopting a sustainable transportation lifestyle." She is a senior at Saint Joseph’s University working towards a BA degree in Communication with an Entertainment Marketing Minor. After graduation, she hopes to build a career in the Marketing field with a focus on event planning.
During her internship, Ashley was a senior at Temple University. She provided support for transportation-related projects. Ashley was enrolled in a 4 + 1 program, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Community Development and a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning. Previously, Ashley worked as a research assistant for the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University where she worked on energy and transportation-related projects. She was also the treasurer of Temple Student Planning Organization and likes to volunteer for local non-profits in her community. She hopes to work professionally as a planner with a focus on transportation or land use.
During her internship, Karen was a junior at Villanova University. She worked on projects with the marketing staff. Karen pursued a degree in marketing with a minor in business analytics. She was excited to learn more about the non-profit sector and acquire hands-on marketing experience. Karen worked on social media projects, email campaigns, and monthly newsletters for both GVF and Communities in Motion. Her future career aspirations are to work in data analytics and eventually become a consultant in the field of marketing research.
Ariel Mookherji, who attended Montgomery County Community College, majored in Marketing. As a student of marketing, Ariel was interested in how a nonprofit organization positions itself in the community. Ariel was also the president of the MC3 chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, where she worked with nonprofit organizations to raise money for the communities. After, graduation Ariel hoped to pursue a career in nonprofits communications where she can advocate for businesses and communities to promote economic development.
Brianna Petzak was a Junior at Arcadia University where she majored in International Business and Culture, with a minor in Spanish and a concentration in Marketing. As a commuter, and a student of business, Brianna was interested in the interdependence of different business and public officials involved with transportation, as well as the benefits gained by companies adopting sustainable transportation practices. After, graduation Brianna hoped to pursue a career in public policy where she can advocate for businesses and communities to promote economic development.
Jane Kang graduated from Villanova University where she studied Sociology and Psychology. Jane was born and raised in the Philadelphia area; she currently resides in Dresher. As a commuter, Jane became intrigued with learning how to spread the word about more efficient and environmentally-friendly ways of traveling and uses of public transportation. After graduation, Jane hoped to pursue a career in marketing that will help people see important ways to get involved with public issues.
Justin John was a senior at Temple University where he studied Community and Regional Planning. Originally from New York City, Justin moved to Pennsylvania when he was 8 years old and has resided in the state since. Constant travel between the New York-New Jersey and Philadelphia Metropolitan areas has made transportation an appealing subject for Justin. After graduation, Justin planned to continue his studies in a master’s program for Transportation Planning, eventually working for a Public Transit agency such as the MTA or SEPTA. In Justin’s spare time he volunteered at the Philabundance Food Community Center in North Philadelphia. Justin also enjoys playing basketball and cooking.
Megan Needham, the recipient of the Peter P. Quinn scholarship for the Spring 2012 semester, was a senior at Villanova University as a Pre-Law Philosophy major. She served as a student representative on Villanova’s President’s Environmental Sustainability Committee for the past three years and was the president of the university’s chapter of Best Buddies. Megan was interested in non-profits and looking to gain more exposure to the realms of government and public policy. Megan was also currently working and hoping to attend law school next year.
Barbara Cushing, the 2011 Summer Peter P. Quinn Scholarship recipient, was a junior at Temple University studying Civil Engineering when she interned at GVF. She played for the Temple Tennis Club, was a member of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Temple University Honors Program. As Barbara was concluding her internship at GVF, she had the opportunity to meet with Yassmin Gramian, Vice President at HNTB. After their meeting, Yassmin offered Barbara a potential future internship at HNTB to pursue her passion for civil engineering.
Pamela Craddock was the recipient of the Peter P. Quinn Scholarship at the GVF for the winter 2011 semester. She grew up in western Lancaster County and came to this area to attend college at West Chester University. At West Chester, Pamela studied Urban Planning and Development and upon the completion of her internship at GVF, planned to attend Rutgers University for her Master’s degree in City Planning. Due to Pamela’s interest in urban planning and development, GVF ensured that she had a chance to have lunch with Natasha Manbeck, Director of Transportation Services at the Chester County Planning Commission.