Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Rochel Hirsch

Summer internships provide valuable career opportunities—but for many Stern College for Women students at Yeshiva University who are passionate about public service, they’re also avenues to put their talents and dreams to work building a better world, on a local and global level.

“Each summer, Stern College students dedicate themselves to internships to serve their communities and also to countless others in need,” said Dr. Joseph Luders, the David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of Political Science. “They work tirelessly to bring about a positive impact in hospitals, law offices, advocacy organizations and elsewhere. They are a great credit to Yeshiva University in their many vital contributions and I am personally very proud of them.”

Whether they’re helping impoverished children get the heart surgeries they need, fighting healthcare fraud or advocating for environmental sustainability, students are making a difference.

Rochel Hirsch, a junior from Passaic majoring in history and Judaic studies, is spending her summer at the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey, working in the government and healthcare fraud section of the Division of Law: “I wanted an internship that would allow me to gain exposure to law and give me insight into the workings of the government.”

Hirsch learned about the opportunity from Pre-Law Advisor Dassy Chelst. “I’m considering a career in law, so this internship is a great opportunity to explore the public service side of the field,” she said. “During weekly seminars designed to introduce interns to the attorney general’s wide range of responsibilities, I also get to learn about other divisions’ work.”