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Eric BurtonAn internship in a NOAA laboratory during Summer 2016 provided a lesson in the value of collaboration.

Eric Burton, geography major in Appalachian State University’s Honors College, was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship that included a summer internship between his junior and senior years at NOAA’s Princeton, New Jersey, facility.

Burton’s 10-week paid internship at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory focused on checking weather models for accuracy and mapping predictions for the southern hemisphere. Specifically, Burton was monitoring tropical ozone concentrations in the lower atmosphere —“an air quality issue, and I examined it specifically in relation to the El Niño/Southern Oscillation and fire emissions.”

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Sarah AldridgeFor political science major Sarah Aldridge, the opportunity to complete two internships in Washington, D.C., during fall semester of her senior year showed how her interests in education, policy and social justice could intersect for a future career.

Aldridge spent 20 hours a week working with the Sustained Dialogue Institute (SDI), a nonprofit organization that teaches college students how to transform difficult relationships and create tangible change. She also spent 20 hours a week with the Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

“I had the chance to meet such amazing people at various organizations through briefings, receptions and coordinated meetings,” said Aldridge of Concord, North Carolina, who is a Wilson Scholar at Appalachian State University. “Before this experience, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to contribute to the field of education reform. My internships helped me discover how my strengths and passions can best work to create positive change in the world of education.”

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