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The Horizon Senior Internship program matches seniors with month-long projects and programs that represent the variety of interests and passions of the class. Internships are created at schools, hospitals, and many businesses (see list). In 2017, the Class of 2017 ventured to the deep seas of Belize, a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, and the rivers of Idaho and Wyoming. We also continued to contribute to local organizations, including HomeFront, The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, and Pennington’s Fire Department/First Aid department. If a student wasn’t passionate about a more traditional internship, one designed his or her own! Some of these projects included a Pennington School composting initiative, painting a beautiful mural outside of the Dean of Students Office, and inventing a new video game.

Click below to view a list of companies that participated in the 2015-16 Horizon Senior Internship Program.

2015-16 Companies

PVP LLC, Inc. (Peddler's Village)
HEC Pharmaceuticals
The Pennington School
International Volunteer Headquarters
Princeton Orthopedics
Stony Brook Millstone Watershed
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
The Island School
Santarsiero for Congress
Eckerd College Search and Rescue
United Women's Lacrosse League
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Finisar
Edison Police Department
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Charles Borromeo Church Youth Group
Burkewood Creative
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick
Clinica Uros
Republican Party State Committee
Caring for Cambodia
MediVista Consulting
Sodexo
University Medical Center at Princeton
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Gazelle Group
M3
NJ DEP
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Seastreak LLC
Axalta Coating Systems
Interstate Motorsports
Mertz Architect PC
Volvo
Princeton Integrative Rx Analytics, LLC
Trenton Thunder
Animal Medical Center
Fisher Middle School
Shoprite of Hunterdon County
Digital Dog Direct
Alliance Dermatology Associates
Outreach 360 - Dominican Republic
Mercer-Bucks Cardiology
Coast to Coast Permits
McCarter Theatre
Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center
The World Bank
Doerler Landscapes
Osrodek Poomocy Spolecznej (Social Welfare Center)
Pennsylvania District Courts

Jack went to Victor, Idaho to attend the Western River Guide School in order to become a certified river fly fishing guide. Fly fishing has always been one of his passions and he had always been interested in becoming a guide. Jack expects to be back there next summer.

Jack Martinides

Western River Guide School

For this year's Shakesperience, a group of four seniors got together to create their own original Shakespeare play, while also visiting local elementary schools to teach younger children about sonnets and Shakespeare.

Gabriella Arata, Liam Krivcov, Molly McLaughlin, and Shaan Patel

Shakesperience

Nyhsere worked with the marketing team at Strongbridge Biopharma, where he attended meetings with senior leadership, pitched an app idea to his mentor along with the CEO of the company, and learned as much as he could about the pharmaceutical and rare disease industries.

Nyhsere Woodson

Strongbridge Biopharma

Sarah worked with alumna Magda Santos, who owns Magdalena Concepts, a silkscreening company in that produces ethically-made T-shirts. Sarah handled social media for the company and learned about entrepreneurship in fine arts. Magda has exhibited her work at the Silva Gallery.

Sarah Benedith

Magdalena Concepts

Over the years and through the course of his internship Joey accumulated over 600 hours. Joey worked an average of four shifts a week as a firefighter and EMT to almost seven twelve-hour shifts and one 24-hour shift.

Joey Dev

Pennington Fire Department

Roderick and David worked in Pennington’s Alumni and Development Office, where they were able to reach out to lost alumni from all around the world and update their contact information.
They also worked on Alumni Weekend events, which produced the highest turnouts in history.

Roderick Gao and David Zong

Alumni and Development

Emma and Josefina contributed a mural to our campus in a unique location under the archway at the Admission entrance to Old Main. Their goal was to create a mural that represents "our wonderful community, incorporating everyone and every aspect of it."

Emma Campisi and Josefina Costa

Art Mural

Living on a private island on the Belize Barrier Reef, Evan completed dive training for advanced open water, performed data collection while studying conch, lobster, and commercial fish, and worked on lionfish culling and dissection.

Evan Chen

Belize Barrier Reef

Ian wanted to try on a leadership role at Pennington and do something for charity. He created and managed the Pennington Night of Miles, a one mile run to raise money for HomeFront. The event raised $2,500 for HomeFront in its first year.

Ian Moini

Pennington Night of Miles