Joseph Song, Intern

Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

Joseph is looking for an internship

About Joseph

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Dates available

From 06/03/2014 to 08/20/2014

Compensation

Will consider an unpaid internship

Recent accomplishments

WORK/LABORATORY EXPERIENCES
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Sodroski Cancer, Immunology, and AIDS Lab
Research Assistant
• Currently attempting to crystallize the viral envelope of the HIV-1 strain in order to create a viable model for the creation of a vaccine despite the constantly mutating HIV
• Running western blot to determine the highest protein expression in order to pick a sample to move forward on the project with
Harvard Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory (SCAN)
Research Assistant
• Currently researching topics such as how the brain organizes social information about others’ personalities and mental states and how people view themselves and how they incorporate others’ opinions of them into their self-understanding.
• Am responsible for running behavioral and fMRI experiments, literature review, preparing experimental stimuli, and recruiting and screening subjects.

California Institute of Technology
Research Assistant
• Studied fuel cells and catalysts under Professor William A. Goddard, Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics, in the Materials and Process Simulation Center.
• Performed an analysis utilizing Seqquest to determine the optimum configuration of Ni4Fe as a catalyst in order to try and find the best replacement for platinum.

INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES
Crescenta-Canada Family YMCA
Social Media Intern
• Worked with my supervisor to create the new YMCA website, which has been uploaded and is now being used.
• Hosted a Korean Membership Survey in order to better serve the Korean members get past the language barrier.
Summer Intern
• Selected to intern by the La Canada Chamber of Commerce at the Communications/Membership office

LOOK International Club
Network President
• Collaborated with club presidents of three local high schools: Glendale High School, Crescenta Valley High School, and South Pasadena High School—mainly by communicating with their respective Presidents
• Organized projects throughout the year, the most recent one attempting to lobby for a change in the human trafficking bill and raising awareness about the cruelties of human trafficking.
• Summer 2011: Summer bike project called Empowerment where we collected over 45 bicycles and $1,400 for the homeless down at Skid Row and continued to go bimonthly to converse with the homeless.
• Presidential Service Award for Community Service: Gold (2011): 250 hours of community service

SKILLS & ACTIVITIES

Computer: Python, HTML, CSS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro
Languages: English and basic Korean
Lab: Western blot, gel electrophoresis, titration, chromatography, microscopes, pipetting
Activities: Harvard University Hoopsters Club Basketball Team

Background

About Joseph

I am an undergraduate freshman at Harvard College pursuing a bachelor’s in Applied Math in Economics. I have a tremendous interest in a career in tech and business and am excited to pursue an opportunity to work as an intern this summer.

An internship provides me with an opportunity to learn and experience the practical business side of a startup. I hope to gain experience and skills that will help me pursue my passions and interests. At such a fast-growing and respectable startup, I know I will be able to get a great look into what it really means to have a career in business. For me, no other internship could be quite as rewarding as gaining the skills and the tools necessary to better prepare me for my future goals.

I have had an interest in tech and business since being exposed to it on a much smaller scale during high school. I am currently taking economics and statistic courses at the college but believe that the best way for me to learn more about this field is to have a work experience that goes beyond that of coursework. Throughout my experience at different laboratories, I have learned the skills and importance of discipline, independent thinking, and problem solving that I believe to be the most important in any position. During my experience at my psychology lab, I learned the intrapersonal and communication skills when interacting with people during studies. I make an effort to give it my all to learn as quickly as possible and to pull my own weight in everything that I attempt to do. I have self-taught myself programming with Python and HTML and hope to expand my technology skills more in the future. I am very experienced with Microsoft Office and have been effectively using it since my time at middle school, where I took courses on them.

I am interested in using and further developing these skills this summer as a means to pursue my interests. I feel as though my attention to detail and passion for the field will serve me well in a work setting such as this. I give it my all in everything that I do and am excited for any opportunity to learn and grow in this field.

Education

Harvard University

Applied Mathematics

- 2017