Phipps Lands Internship in Germany


Toller Phipps, Heights High School, 2022, has been selected to participate in the DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) scholarship program for the summer of 2024 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

DAAD RISE is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Each year, PhD students and research groups from German universities or institutes apply to be part of this program. Once accepted, they create a description of their research, including what type of major or experience they are looking for in an applicant, and upload it to an application portal. The portal allows North American, British, and Irish university students to apply to the research programs. The applicants can apply for up to three research programs that fit their major. The PhD students then rank the applicants, and the German government matches applicants to research groups.

Toller is one of 375 chosen applicants out of 2,400 and will be completing research on GaN transistors on printed circuit boards at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences, working directly with the P3E (Power Electronics, Electronics, and EMC) research group on campus.

The program focuses on academic research and encourages students to immerse themselves in German and European culture. Toller will be able to explore and experience the culture and traditions while pursuing his research interests.
Toller told us, “This experience is not just about enhancing my academic knowledge; it’s also about broadening my horizons and immersing myself in a global community.”

Congratulations, Toller!

Lovett wraps up summer internship with a full-time offer!


Hendrix Lovett, Wichita Southeast High School, 2021, has completed his six-week internship at Kiel Maritime in Darwin, Australia. It is safe to say he has fallen in love with all things Aussie, which is good because he returned to the States with an offer for a full-time post-graduation position!

Kiel Maritime was founded in July 2018 to assist local maritime operators in their vessels’ operational and legislative needs. The company has grown, supporting locals with maritime services and advice. In January 2020, they established a branch on Phillip Island, Victoria, and in July 2021 launched a new office in Perth to ensure they could keep up with client demand.

Raif Morgan Secures Internship at Schwan’s Plant in Salina, KS


Raif has accepted the position of Production Operations Management intern at the Schwan’s Plant in Salina, KS. During the 12 week summer internship he’ll manage production, packaging, and bakery lines, ensuring compliance with company and USDA standards. His role involves supervising employees, fostering skills development, ensuring safety measures and policy management, and contributing to a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

Raif eagerly anticipates collaborating with teams, fostering creativity, and embracing the challenges that demand innovative problem-solving approaches. He looks forward to the role’s creative latitude and the daily immersion in diverse scenarios, fostering continual growth.

“I’m hoping to gain a lot of knowledge about the field of operations, especially some of the inner workings of food manufacturing. It has always been a great interest of mine to know what is going on behind the scenes when our foods and beverages are being sourced, manufactured, and packaged! I also believe that interning at Schwan’s this next summer will give me countless opportunities to be in a problem-solving leadership role. It is my hope that being in this role will allow me to continuously learn new things about myself, especially my style of problem-solving and leadership, and how they can be adapted to any situation in my professional life,” says Raif.

Hendrix Lovett secures internship with Keil Maritime!


Hendrix Lovett

The Timothy P. O’Shaughnessy Foundation is excited for Hendrix as he prepares for his summer internship with Keil Maritime in Darwin, NT of Australia. 

Keil Maritime is a naval architecture firm that works on small vessels, typically less than 45m. Many of their projects relate to vessel refit and repair, but they also work with new designs. Their work includes CAD and on-site work, including inclining experiments and other tests. 

“On a personal level, I am also excited to learn more about the Northern Territory’s natural ecosystem as well as Australia’s Aboriginal culture. ” – Hendrix Lovett