Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowships

About the Fellowships

The Robert L. Burrus Jr. fellowships support both students and the communities they serve. Students planning to fulfill their required Jepson internship either in the United States or abroad may apply for the fellowships.

Friends of Robert Burrus created the Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowship Program for Developing Leaders to honor the former chairman and senior partner of McGuire Woods LLP, who is a former rector of the University's board of trustees and a trustee emeritus.

Applying for a Fellowship

Those who are interested in applying for a fellowship must submit an application, which includes a description of the proposed internship, to the UR Summer Fellowship web portal via SpiderConnect. A selection committee reviews the applications and chooses recipients based upon the quality of the internships described.

For more information about funding, eligibility, and the application process, please see the Forms and Guides page.

Past Recipients

Through the fellowships, students have interned for organizations such as the Desmond Tutu Peace Center in South Africa, Medical Teams International, American Community Schools in Athens, Greece, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, World Pediatric Project, A Fair World, and more. Below is a list of recent fellowship recipients.

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  • 2021

    Emily Anastos, ’22
    Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif. 
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Entrepreneurship
    Internship Site: CSRHub

    Matt Barnes, ’22
    Hometown: Springtown, Pa. 
    Major: Leadership Studies and Computer Science, Minor: Rhetoric and Communication Studies
    Internship Site: Behavior Design Media

    Franklin Borre, ’22
    Hometown: Libertyville, Ill.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association

    Esmi Castillo, ’22
    Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Linguistics
    Internship Site: Bethesda Academy 

    Isabel Cayer, ’22
    Hometown: Scarborough, Maine
    Major: Leadership Studies and Business Administration
    Internship Site: Six One Agency 

    Jesse Chiotelis, ’22
    Hometown: Neptune, N.J.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Health Studies
    Internship Site: United Methodist Family Services Virginia Foster Care

    Michelle Devlin, ’22
    Hometown: Burbank, Calif.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Biology, Minor: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: University of Richmond Sports Medicine and VCU Health

    Maha Hassan, ’22
    Hometown: Punjab, Pakistan
    Major: Leadership Studies and Sociology
    Internship Site: The Wilson Center

    Sarah Houle, ’22
    Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science, Minor: Environmental Studies
    Internship Site: Office of U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin

    Nadia Iqbal, ’22
    Hometown: Jamaica, N.Y.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
    Internship Site: FLIP National 

    Daniel Kessler, ’22
    Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology, Minor: Classical Civilization
    Internship Site: Pine Castle, Inc. 

    Ju Hye Kim, ’22
    Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii
    Major: Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL), Minor: Chinese Studies
    Internship Site: The Performing Arts Project 

    Jared Levine, ’22
    Hometown: Port Washington, N.Y. 
    Major: Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
    Internship Site: Leventhal, Mullaney & Blinkoff, LLP

    Anna Marston, ’22
    Hometown: Swampscott, Mass. 
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology, Minor: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
    Internship Site: Council for Court Excellence (CCE)

    Eliza McCarron, ’22
    Hometown: Wellesley, Mass. 
    Major: Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
    Internship Site: O’Neill and Associates

    Sophia McWilliams, ’22
    Hometown: Bethlehem, Pa. 
    Major: Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
    Internship Site: City of Richmond

    Charlotte Moynihan, ’22
    Hometown: Needham, Mass.
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Integrated Science and Chemistry
    Internship Site: Tinina Q. Cade Foundation

    Maggie Raso, ’22
    Hometown: Hingham, Mass. 
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric and Communication Studies, Minor: History
    Internship Site: European Gateway ApS

    Nysa Stiell, ’22
    Hometown: Irvington, N.J.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Sociology
    Internship Site: New York Legal Assistance Group

    Eyga Williamson, ’22
    Hometown: Ansonia, Conn.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science, Minor: American Studies
    Internship Site: Richmond Public Defender’s Office

    Kayla Woods, ’22
    Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
    Major: Leadership Studies and Health Studies, Minor: Sociology
    Internship Site: Virginia Supportive Housing 

  • 2020

    Ana Paula Alvarado, ’21
    Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Commications Studies, Minor: Education and Society
    Internship Site: American School of Tegucigalpa

    Jesse Amankwaah, ’21
    Hometown: Ewing, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Zenith Wealth Partners

    Nora Apt, ’21
    Hometown: McLean, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Healthcare Studies
    Internship Site: Truth Initiative

    Rong Bao, ’21
    Hometown: Beijing, China
    Major: Leadership Studies and Geography
    Internship Site: Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

    Alexandra Beran, ’21
    Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Italian Studies and Chemistry
    Internship Site: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Annie Buenaventura, ’21
    Hometown: Hartford, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and Computer Science, Minor: Mathematics
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Nathan Burns, ’21
    Hometown: Newtown, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies and French, Minor: English
    Internship Site: Fieldstone Leadership Network

    Claire Conslato, ’21
    Hometown: Lancaster, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
    Internship Site: Asurest

    Kendall Crispin, ’21
    Hometown: Northbrook, IL
    Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, and Leadership Studies, Minor: Psychology
    Internship Site: Law Office of Haytham Faraj

    Juliana Dreyfuss, ’21
    Hometown: New York, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communications Studies
    Internship Site: Mahony Dagman, Inc.

    Camille Edwards, ’21
    Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Neighborhood Rescue of America

    Julia Feron, ’21
    Hometown: Garden City, NY
    Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office

    Jack Gillies, ’21
    Hometown: Fairfax, VA
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Sal Girma, ’21
    Hometown: Burtonsville, MD
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Ethiopian Community Council

    Keeley Harris, ’21
    Hometown: Brookhaven, GA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Religious Studies, Minor: Environmental Studies
    Internship Site: Trinity Presbyterian Church

    Adrienne Haynes, ’21
    Hometown: Asheville, NC
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Entrepreneurship and Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Asheville Eye Associates

    Jenny Kramer, ’21
    Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Antrim Grace Solutions

    Haley Levesque, ’21
    Hometown: Sudbury, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Allied Global Marketing

    Annalise Mangone, ’21
    Hometown: Asheville, NC
    Major: Anthropology and Leadership Studies, Minor: Linguistics
    Internship Site: Center for Bioethics & Health Law

    Lindsay Pett, ’21
    Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Healthcare Studies, Minor: Biology
    Internship Site: Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen

    Tatum Polite, ’21
    Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
    Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Charlotte Pratt, ’21
    Hometown: New Canaan, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and HealthCare Studies
    Internship Site: Voices of September 11th (Voices)

    Kayla Saltzman, ’21
    Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

    Renata Stankowska, ’21
    Hometown: Ewing, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Education and Society, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: Princeton University Preparatory Program

    Andrew Talcott, ’21
    Hometown: Westwood, MA
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    TJ Tann, ’21
    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: American Studies
    Internship Site: West Philadelphia Alliance for Children

    Emily Trumble, ’21
    Hometown: Granger, IN
    Major: Leadership Studies, and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, Minor: Art History
    Internship Site: Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

    Will Walker, ’21
    Hometown: Winnfield, LA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: Academic Writers Studio

     

     

  • 2019

    Michael “Logan” Blake, ’20
    Hometown: Appomattox, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Entrepreneurship
    Internship Site: Law Office of Roger Stough, Appomattox, Va.

    Bridget Bodley, ’20
    Hometown: Catonsville, MD
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Love Thy Neighborhood/Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, Louisville, Ky.

    Sarah Clayton, ’20
    Hometown: New Canaan, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and French, Minor: English
    Internship Site: Voices of September 11th, New Canaan, Conn.

    Ayele d’Almeida, ’20
    Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Common Purpose UK, London, England

    Erika Echternach, ’20
    Hometown: Lititz, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Journalism, Minor: Creative Writing
    Internship Site: East-West Ministries International, Plano, Texas, and Sidoarjo, Indonesia

    Eliana Fleischer, ’20
    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science, Minor: Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: Jezic & Moyse, LLC, Wheaton, Md.

    Olivia Folger, ’20
    Hometown: New York, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Global Studies, Minor: French
    Internship Site: African Impact, Livingstone, Zambia

    Connor Frascati, ’20
    Hometown: Staten Island, New York
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: The Office of Congressman Max Rose, Staten Island, NY

    Aaron Gano, ’20
    Hometown: Bethlehem, GA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Computer Science
    Internship Site: Monster Worldwide, Inc., Weston, Mass.

    Rachael Glackin, ’20
    Hometown: Greenlawn, New York
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies, Minor: Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Demonstrate PR, New York, N.Y.

    Emma Henderson, ’20
    Hometown: Newton, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Economics A&S, Minor: Chinese Studies
    Internship Site: Kingsley Pines Camp, Raymond, Maine

    Jaide Hinds-Clarke, ’20
    Hometown: Westwood, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Sociology
    Internship Site: Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Richmond, Va.

    Taylor Hoogsteden, ’20
    Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Education & Society and Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: 2019 Virginia Governor’s Office Fellows Program, Richmond, Va.

    Lauren Ilsley, ’20
    Hometown: Lexington, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and American Studies, Minor: Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Vaudeville Ventures, New York, N.Y.

    Samantha Jaeger, ’20
    Hometown: Matawan, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Economics A&S
    Internship Site: U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Kathleen Rice, Washington, D.C.

    Paige Jordan, ’20
    Hometown: Garden City, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law Program (PPEL)
    Internship Site: Law Offices of Devon M. Radlin, New York, N.Y.

    Alex Kirk, ’20
    Hometown: Long Beach, CA
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C.

    Grace Lynch, ’20
    Hometown: Wilton, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology, Minor: Biology
    Internship Site: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond, Richmond, Va.

    Abby Lyons, ’20
    Hometown: Brookfield, WI
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communication Studies
    Internship Site: Lowe, Brockenbrough & Company, Richmond, Va.

    Kate McCarthy, ’20
    Hometown: Albany, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: Virginia Supportive Housing, Richmond, Va.

    Sara Milano, ’20
    Hometown: Bedford, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Orleans Public Defenders, New Orleans, La.

    Emma Nash, ’20
    Hometown: Midlothian, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: World Pediatric Project, Richmond, Va.

    Jane “Tilley” Neuhoff, ’20
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Major: Leadership Studies and Education & Society
    Internship Site: Avail/Team Excel, Glen Allen, Va. and Richmond, Va.

    Claire Noppenberger, ’20
    Hometown: Catonsville, MD
    Major: Rhetoric & Communication Studies and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: The American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Va.

    JT Ohlmann, ’20
    Hometown: Manhasset, NY
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Office of the Nassau County Comptroller, Mineola, N.Y.

    Cassidy Poole, ’20
    Hometown: Andover, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and History
    Internship Site: Donovan Hatem LLP, Boston, Mass.

    Jermaine Darius Reynolds, ’20
    Hometown: Yorktown, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minors: Journalism and Environmental Studies
    Internship Site: Biocom Institute, San Diego, Calif.

    Torey-Bates Samuel, ’20
    Hometown: Briston, TN
    Major: Leadership Studies and Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Holston Medical Group, Kingsport, Tenn.

    Jamie Tyler, ’20
    Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Bozeman, Mont.

    Lina Tori-Jan, ’20
    Hometown: Kingston, PA
    Major: Leadership and Political Science
    Internship Site: Women for Women International, Washington, D.C.

    Mehreen Usman, ’20
    Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
    Major: Leadership Studies and Economics
    Internship Site: Fulkerson Kennedy & Company, Washington, D.C.

    Megan Wiora, ’20
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communication Studies
    Internship Site: Fulkerson Kennedy & Company, Washington, D.C.

  • 2018

    Colby Alvino, ’19
    Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Journalism
    Internship Site: Charlotte Observer

    Maddie Bright, ’19
    Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
    Major(s):Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: City of Paolo Verdes Estates

    Bella Dimarco, ’19
    Hometown: Malvern, Pa.
    Major(s):Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: Higher Achievement

    Ashley Gross, ’19
    Hometown: Hudson, Wis.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Mathematics
    Internship Site: Olé Football Academy

    Max Hakanson, ’19
    Hometown: Jericho, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Health Care Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Jamie Katz, ’19
    Hometown: Montgomery, Md.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: Pippi House Foundation-Viva Tanzania

    Jeanette Lam, ’19
    Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Journalism
    Internship Site: No Mad Production

    Kiyano Madoo, ’19
    Hometown: New York, N.Y.
    Major(s): Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: University of Richmond

    Caroline Noonan, ’19
    Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and English
    Internship Site: SimpsonScarborough

    Sasha Ongley, ’19
    Hometown: Newfield, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: CESAL

    Katherine Patetta, ’19
    Hometown: Cary, N.C.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and IS: International Economics
    Internship Site: The Broad

    Olivia Pivirotto, ’19
    Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Tuckernuck

    Matt Quinn, ’19
    Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.
    Major(s): Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Fresh Bowl

    Erin Sorady, ’19
    Hometown: Troy, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership and Anthropology
    Internship Site: ALSAC/St. Jude

    Emily Stubblefield, ’19
    Hometown: Richmond, Va.
    Major(s): PPEL and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Jezic & Moyse, LLC

    Emma Thomas, ’19
    Hometown: Glenville, Ill.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: TaketheFight

    Julia Wall, ’19
    Hometown: Chesnee, S.C.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Democratic Party of Virginia

    Madeline Ward ’19
    Hometown: Barrington, R.I.
    Major(s): Psychology and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Rhode Island Hospital Psychiatry

    Emily (Emme) Wells, ’19
    Hometown: Ridgeland, Miss.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Mississippi Department of Archives & History

    Brooke Willemstyn, ’19
    Hometown: Little Silver, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Impact Makers

    Tyler York, ’19
    Hometown: Hampton, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and PPEL
    Internship Site: McGuireWoods Consulting

  • 2017

    Jessica Bishop, ’18
    Hometown: South Plainfield, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Sky Blue FC

    Leland Damron, ’18
    Hometown: Winchester, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Mathematical Economics
    Internship Site: Mount Meru District Hospital

    Eloise Dimase-Nordling, ’18
    Hometown: La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Psychology
    Internship Site: The Wilson Center

    Natalie Dowzicky, ’18
    Hometown: Collegeville, Pa.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies; Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: D.C. Office of Senator Patrick Toomey

    Timothy Feyrer, ’18
    Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Rhetoric & Communication Studies
    Internship Site: Garden City Community Church and Hope Church

    Dave Fishman, ’18
    Hometown: Lexington, Mass.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies: Political Science
    Internship Site: U.S. House of Rep. – Joe Kennedy III

    Devon Flinn, ’18
    Hometown: New Vernon, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Journalism
    Minor(s): Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: MassChallenge

    Sean Frey, ’18
    Hometown: Hellam, Pa.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Law & the Liberal Arts; Mathematics
    Internship Site: Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services

    Courtney Grubbs-Donovan, ’18
    Hometown: North Dartmouth, Mass.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Latin American Latino & Iberian Studies
    Minor(s): Health Care Studies
    Internship Site: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Jonathan Hayes, ’18
    Hometown: McVeytown, Pa.
    Major(s): Political Science
    Minor(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Log Cabin Republicans

    Cady Hoffman, ’18
    Hometown: Clarence, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Political Science
    Internship Site: American Enterprise Institute

    Patrick Hughes, ’18
    Hometown: Bow, N.H.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Philosophy/Politics/Economics & Law
    Concentration: PPEL: Economics
    Internship Site: Clark Capital Management Group

    Maggie Johnson, ’18
    Hometown: Vienna, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Religious Studies
    Internship Site: DC Central Kitchen/ The Campus Kitchens Project

    Collin Kavanaugh, ’18
    Hometown: East Hampton, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: The Advance Group

    Ben Krechevsky, ’18
    Hometown: Wellesley Hills, Mass.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: MassChallenge

    Andrew Lafortezza, ’18
    Hometown: Chappaqua, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Bryce Reeves Campaign for Lt. Governor of Virginia

    Jacob Litt, ’18
    Hometown: Ridgefield, Conn.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Music: General
    Minor(s): Journalism
    Internship Site: Summer Theatre of New Canaan

    Madison Martinez, ’18
    Hometown: Van Nuys, Calif.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; English
    Minor(s): Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: IMAGINE Entertainment

    Kevin Martinez, ’18
    Hometown: Naples, Fla.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Political Science; Latin American Latino& Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

    Alexa Rennie, ’18
    Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Health Care Studies
    Internship Site: Hope Church

    Alexander Stern, ’18
    Hometown: Summit, N.J.
    Major(s): Business Administration; Leadership Studies
    Concentration: Finance
    Internship Site: Catalina Beach Club

    Dalton Tuggle, ’18
    Hometown: Spring Lake, Mich.
    Major(s): Psychology; Leadership Studies; Latin American Latino& Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Brigham and Woman’s Hospital

    Josh Young, ’17
    Hometown: Richmond, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Arabic Studies
    Internship Site: AMIDEAST Education Abroad Morocco