Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12



Senior Year Internship: Horizon Program

Student smiling with group of children abroad

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.

2016-17 Companies

Admission Office, The Pennington School
Alumni and Development Office, The Pennington School
Anthropologie, Princeton
Alexander Asplundh-Smith, Artist
Arts Department, The Pennington School
Department of Athletics, Princeton University
Beyond Communication
Black Lives Matter
Brain Balance
The Bridge Academy
Bucks County Solicitor’s Office
Calkins Media
Caribbean Reef Conservation, Belize
Cocina Del Sol
The Coffee Room
Division of College Advancement, The College of New Jersey
Communications Office, The Pennington School
Computer Science, The Pennington School
CPR Restoration
Cugino’s Italian Market
Dean of Students Office, The Pennington School
Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
Dotted Line Communications
Educational Testing Service
Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
The Eden School
Fenwick Hospitality Group
Friendwell Group
Fusion Fitness
Henry Street Studio
Ikon 5 Architects
Independent Wrestling Federation, LLC
JBS Computing
Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC
Lawrence Landscapes
Logan Media
Magdalena Concepts
N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary, Namibia
National Constitution Center
National Museum of the Marine Corps
New England Black Wolves
New Jersey Athletic Club
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newtown Athletic Club
Next Level Soccer Academy
Opiary LLC
Painted Oak Nature School
PEAC Performance
Pennington Fire Company
The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts
Philadelphia Phillies
Planning and Engineering, Township of East Brunswick
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton Sports and Family Medicine
Race for HomeFront, The Pennington School
Remediation Specialists Inc.
Rock Brook School
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton
Sandy Dog CrossFit
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Shakesperience, The Pennington School
Simone Dance Studio
Special Olympics
Special Strides
Spire Group
Stafford Soccer Club
Stony Brook–Millstone Watershed
Strongbridge Biopharma
Susan Rosen Inc.
Sustainability Project, The Pennington School
TRC Environmental Corporation
Trenton Thunder
Video Production, The Pennington School
Voith and Mactavish Architects, LLP
Washington Crossing Animal Hospital
Whitman Pharmacy
The Whole Health Center
WorldCast Anglers Guide School

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.
Male student holding fish in lake.

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.
Two students performing Shakespeare.

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


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.
Male student doing work at internship.

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.
Female student standing by a wall in fashion photo.

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.
Male student in fireman's gear

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.
Two students holding red and black balloons on campus.

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."
Student's back as they are painting a mural.

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.
Student wearing goggles on the beach.

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.
Student in Pennington shirt standing by display.

Ian Moini

Pennington Night of Miles