Delivering on Furman’s promise to prepare students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact through The Furman Advantage, students may engage in a number of paid internships across the Riley Institute’s centers of work. Summer research opportunities are also available.

Meet the Interns

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Brooke Diederich | Scholars Intern

Brooke Diederich is a Chemistry major with a minor in Poverty Studies at Furman University. She is from Purcellville, VA, and is on the pre-med track, aspiring to be an OB-GYN in the future. She is excited to work as a Scholars Intern with the Riley Institute. After college, Brooke hopes to enroll in the Peace Corps.

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Elizabeth Yeager | Marketing and Communications Intern

Elizabeth Yeager is a senior Politics & International Affairs and Economics major with a minor in Poverty Studies from Lexington, KY. On campus, she is involved as a member of the Riley Institute Advance team, an executive leader on Heller Service Corps, and active member of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Elizabeth enjoys trying new coffee shops in Greenville, spending time with her friends, and cooking. After graduation, Elizabeth hopes to pursue a career with a focus on social equity and community development.

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Lydia McCarty | Diversity Leaders Initiative & White-Riley-Peterson Intern

Lydia McCarty is a Politics & International Affairs and French major from Charlotte, N.C.. She is a junior, a member of Dins Dialogue, and president of Furman Justice Forum. She believes in social justice work and ways public policy can create more equitable outcomes to improve the quality of life for people. Upon graduation, Lydia aspires to pursue her master’s degree abroad. In addition to her academic and professional pursuits, Lydia enjoys a good coffee, meeting new people, and exploring new places.

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Madison Wyman | Advance Team Intern

Madison Wyman is a Politics & International Affairs and Communication Studies major from Beaufort, S.C., with a great interest in international relations. In addition to her involvement as both a member and the leader of the Advance Team, Madison works avidly with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer and serves as the president of her sorority, Kappa Delta. Madison enjoys spending time on the Swamp Rabbit Trail with friends and reading. After graduation, Madison plans to pursue a career in political consulting or public relations.

Open internship positions

There are currently no internship openings at the Riley Institute. Please check back periodically for future openings.