The internship program for high school and college students helps them go abroad on international trips and connect with other youth living in local areas around the world. Our interns, with the help of our volunteer adult staff, create and build sustainable projects for the local communities that our interns visit. The goal of Stone & Compass is to be a launch pad for youth to connect with other youth in meaningful and impactful ways and together create lasting solutions to many of the world’s problems. By believing in these youth and giving them the opportunity to showcase what they can do at such a young age on a global scale, we are helping to create leaders of the next generation that will have the skills and experience to overcome many of the challenges we face today. With our guidance youth really can change the world.
Tara is a sophomore in at Essex Technical High School in the Plumbing program. She has been an intern at Stone & Compass since 2017. She has been to the center in Bulgaria twice and will be traveling there again this summer and hopes to continue for summers to come. Tara has also traveled to the United Nations twice to attend different meetings.
Maeve is currently a freshman at Denison University where she is also on the lacrosse team. Maeve has been an intern since 2016 and has traveled to the center in Bulgaria three times participating in and leading tours. She has accompanied us to the United Nations five times where she participated in the Stone & Compass “Partnership, Peace, and Development: A Sustainable Project Model” presentation at the UN March of 2017 Partnership Forum. Maeve will be traveling with us this summer and many summers to come.
Andrew is a freshman at Wesleyan University where he studies Government and Economics and high jumps for the track team. An intern since 2016, Andrew has participated in and led three trips to our center in Bulgaria, as well as traveled to the United Nations in January of 2017. Andrew worked with Rob in the summer of 2018 as a close associate in his landscaping business, and plans to work full time next summer in a similar capacity. Focused primarily on future business development plans in Bulgaria and domestically, Andrew will be travelling with the S&C team for years to come.
Hana is a junior at Marblehead High School. She runs track during the winter and spring seasons. Hana traveled to Bulgaria in summer 2018 and became an intern after the trip. She is currently working on developing a service-learning trip to the Azores that will launch in the summer of 2020. She is also working on preserving the Cambodian culture that was devastated by the Cambodian genocide that took place in the 1970s. Hana will return to Bulgaria this summer and she looks forward to creating sustainable change through Stone & Compass.
Meryl is currently a sophomore at Marblehead High School where she also runs track and cross-country. She attended the first trip to Bulgaria with her family in 2016 where she was able to meet and explore the country. Meryl became an intern this year after participating in the 2018 high school service trip to Bulgaria. She traveled to the United Nations on December 7, 2018 along with four other interns, where she participated in two different meetings including one with the Ambassador of Dominica. Meryl will be traveling to Bulgaria for the third time with us this summer on the High School Service Learning # 2 Trip, where she will explore and help repair the theater. She is excited to be working with Stone & Compass and plans to for many years to come.
Annie is currently a junior at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She is studying public health, art history, and Spanish. Annie just finished a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Annie first traveled to Bulgaria with Stone & Compass in the summer of 2016. She became an intern shortly after the trip and has been working for Stone & Compass for the past 2 years. During those two years, Annie has traveled to the United Nations twice, attended conferences in Bulgaria, and spent one week in Dominica planning for future projects. Annie loves her work with Stone & Compass because she loves connecting with unique people and hearing stories. She looks forward to all that is to come in her future with Stone & Compass.
Ben is a freshman at the College of William and Mary planning to double major in economics and international relations. Ben graduated St. John’s Prep in 2018, where he volunteered as a tutor for underclassmen and ran the Future Entrepreneur’s Club as president. Ben began his internship in 2017 after traveling to Bulgaria on a high school service-learning trip and falling in love with the country, people, and company. Since then, Ben’s involvement with Stone & Compass has consisted of recruiting for and returning to Bulgaria as a tour leader, representing Stone & Compass at the United Nations, and assisting in expanding the business aspect of the company.
Gabriella is a freshman studying pre-law through political science and psychology at San Diego State University. Gabriella has been working with Stone & Compass as an intern since the summer of 2016 and has traveled to Bulgaria the last three summers, both participating in and leading tours. She has joined S& C to go to the United Nations twice; once participating in the Stone & Compass “Partnership, Peace, and Development: A Sustainable Project Model” presentation at the UN March of 2017 Partnership Forum. Gabriella will continue to work with Stone & Compass as well as travel with the team.
Julia is a junior at Marblehead High School where she enjoys dance as an extracurricular activity. She would love to travel the world one day and help as much as she can, which is one reason why she is an intern for Stone & Compass. As part of their team she has travelled to both the center in Bulgaria and to the United Nations.
Carter is junior at Marblehead High School. As an intern, she has been able to learn about everything Stone & Compass is building in the future through sustainable projects around the world. To her, the most exciting part about this opportunity is being able to travel abroad while simultaneously helping others in need. Carter is currently working on the development of a service-learning trip to the Azores in 2020 and will travel to Bulgaria for a second time this summer.
Rei is a junior at Marblehead High School who is very passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. She is a member of the National Art Honors Society, and has a strong love for art and design. As an intern she has accompanied the other Stone & Compass interns to the United Nations, and she looks forward to visiting Bulgaria for the second year this upcoming summer.
Callie is junior at Marblehead High School where she plays field hockey, lacrosse, and is a member of the swim team. She has been an intern with Stone & Compass since she traveled to Bulgaria in the summer of 2018; and has also traveled to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. She hopes to travel to both the UN and Bulgaria many more times to come.
Chloe is currently a senior at Marblehead high school and an advanced II student at the Boston Ballet School. She has been a Stone & Compass intern for the last 2 years and had the opportunity to attend the service-learning trip to the Bulgaria center two times. She has also had the opportunity to visit the United Nations to meet with the Bulgarian and Dominican ambassadors. She has made two videos documenting experiences on the service learning trip available on the S&C website. She loves an intern because it gives her a connection to the world and to many platforms she normally would not have access to.
Eila is currently a junior at Marblehead High School. This is her first year as an intern with Stone & Compass and so far she has visited the United Nations and been on a service-learning trip to Bulgaria. At school, she primarily plays soccer and track, but outside of school she has many other hobbies including quilting, knitting, crocheting, and other crafts.
Anna is currently a freshman at the University of Virginia, where she plans to double major in Global Development Studies and Economics. Anna has been an intern with Stone & Compass since August of 2016 and has travelled with Stone & Compass to Bulgaria three times, two of which were service-learning trips. She has also joined the S&C team on trips to the United Nations five times. Anna participated in the Stone & Compass "Partnership, Peace, and Development: A Sustainable Project Model" presentation at the UN in March of 2017. Anna looks forward to working in Europe focusing on spreading ecotourism in order to preserve cultural heritage, as well as traveling back to Bulgaria many more times in the future.
Ava is currently a sophomore in high school at Brooks in North Andover where she plays field hockey, hockey, and tennis. Ava traveled to Bulgaria in the summer of 2018 and became an intern after the trip. She accompanied other interns to the United Nations in December 2018 where she met with different delegates and The Ambassador to Dominica. Ava will be traveling to Bulgaria on a service trip for the second time this upcoming July.