Elyse McCormick
Elyse McCormick
Brittany Straznickas
Brittany Straznickas

Bruce and Norma Criley Summer Research Fellowship (2016)


Brittany Straznickas - Ingestion and assimilation of bacteriophages by the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis.


Bruce and Norma Criley Fellowship Awardee (2016)


Elyse McCormick - Purification of the Heterocyst Regulatory Protein HetP (with Dr. Loralyn Cozy)


Student Internship Spotlight

Genyl Rufino '15
Genyl Rufino '15 working at Allied Health Group

Genyl Rufino '15

Genyl interned during the summer (while participating in the Summer Enrichment Program) at Allied Health Group in Normal, Ill. as a Rehabilitation Therapist Assistant Intern. Duties included:

Sports Injury Rehabilitation 

  • Post-operative injuries - ACL reconstruction, meniscus tears, rotator cuff repair
  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tedonitis and bursitis

Clinician Responsibilities

  • Functional activities
  • Sports/Activity-specific exercises and training
  • Fabrication of protective pads
  • Modalities
  • Manual therapy
  • Proprioceptive training

This internship has enabled me to get some hands-on experience in physical therapy. I was able to personally work with patients in helping them rehabilitate injuries. Moreover, this experience has enabled me to develop interpersonal and communication skills since I worked with a diverse group of patients. I was able to work with patients ranging from five to 70 years old. Lastly, this experience has opened a plethora of valuable field-related connections through my supervisor and patients as well.

Genyl Rufino


 Prospective Students

Have you ever wondered what internships you can do with a specific major? Are you curious about where IWU students intern?

The Hart Career Center has compiled IWU student internships over the past five years and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. Have fun exploring internship options!

Recent internships held by IWU Biology majors.

Current Students

The Hart Career Center assists students with attaining their future career goals - supporting students while they are in school and after they graduate! Some of the Career Center services include:

  • Career guidance and exploration
  • Internship planning and search support
  • Resume development and practice interviews
  • Graduate and professional school preparation
  • Job search and recruiting assistance

The Career Center coordinates the centralized campus internship program and maintains Titan CareerLink, an updated online database of internships and post-graduate job opportunities. Visit the Hart Career Center early and often to keep your career plans on a successful path.