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Meet Our Interns

Meet our current Minority Professional Development Interns

Shantale Davis

Current Rotation:

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Office of the Dean
Shantale Davis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in sociology from Duquesne University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Maurice Cabiness

Current Rotation:

Computing and Technology Services

Maurice CabinessMaurice Cabiness received his Associate of Science in Information Technology from Community College of Allegheny County and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.


Stephanie Kong

Current Rotation:

Conference & Event Services

                                Stephanie Kong recevied her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Sara Varela

Current Rotation:

Office of Marketing and Communication - Athletics Department

Sara VarelaSara Varela received her Bachelor in Science in Journalism from Boston University. She was the recipient of the Richard and Deborah Polonsky Scholarship.
Former Minority Professional and Support Staff Development Intern's Shares Their Learning Experiences

Lamont Parker

Faculty Administrative Assistant

Palumbo Donahue School of Business

2008 - 2010

"Achievement is the act of finishing personal milestones based on what you have learned.
Achievement is never passive , it requires action. For example, had I not completed the internship program, I would not have been able to get a full time job here at Duquesne. I have achived that goal."

Anita Hough

Assistant Director of Admissions

2010 - 2011

" The transition from working in a corporate environment to an educational institution was made easy by the support and encouragement that I received through Human Resources. The dedication and investment made by the department that I was trained in adequately prepared me to be able to interview and secure a position within the University. This program exceeded my expectations in what it was able to do to introduce, support, train, and develop interns in such a short period of time."

Gary Satterwhite

Treasury Analys

Controller's Office

2010 - 2010

 "Duquesne University's Minority Development Internship Program is one of the best opportunities presented to me so far in life! After years of being unhappy in my employment, I enrolled back in school to complete my bachelor's degree. In July 2010, this program allowed me a chance to display my abilities in a professional environment while still being supported by many people on campus. Because of this, I was able to easily continue my transition to a better life. When I first started in the program, I was told by the program manager that there was a difference between a job and a career. This internship experience has truly put me in a position to begin my career."

D'Rese Despert

Administrative Assistant

School of Nursing

2010 - 2011

"The Minority Development Internship Program allowed me to perfect my customer services skills, professionalism, and efficiency. It prepared me for the fast-paced environment and demanding responsibilities of the full-time position I attained."

Dana Jones

Administrative Assistant

Public Safety

2011 - 2011

Calvin Demillion

Budget and Research Analyst

Office of Planning & Budget and Institutional Research

2011 - 2012

 Calvin DeMillion "Achievement is the opportunity to apply what you learned to ascertain a certain goal. In my opinion, learning leads to achievement which should only be recognized for a brief period of time as anyone who rests on the laurels of what they achieved is not focusing on what is/can be in the future."

Kamden Doss-Manns

Senior Accounting Clerk

Controller's Office

2013 - 2014

Kamden Doss Manns "Learning is a process, achievement is the end of that process. Both are constant and ever-changing. "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans." -Yiddish proverb, Woody Allen. For me, achievement is a goal that you ARE GOING to attain. Early on in life, there are goals that we set for ourselves that we pray one day to reach. As life may have it situations come up and it can be difficult to achieve what you set out to do. The Minority Development Internship Program has allowed me to learn the ins and outs of Duquesne University in various departments so that I could be effective in my position that I'm in."

Chase Loper

Budget Analyst

Facilities Management

2012 - 2014

Anthony Kane

Resident Director

Division of Student Life

2013 - 2014

Anthony Kane"As a former Minority Development Intern learning meant meeting with my supervisor(s) to discuss the process of their respective offices. Also learning meant being willing to be self-sufficient and possibly make mistakes, mistakes that I could learn from, that could help me become better in my position. I believe the Minority Development Intern Internship Program is designed to help young professional become seasoned leaders and role models for students and future Interns. Achievement, however, meant being able to grow within my position (intern) in a manner that was effective. Growth within the Minority Development Intern program should be one of the main objectives of any intern, it shows that we are working closely with our supervisors to succeed. While many may believe achievement is getting hire full time at Duquesne University achievement to me is when you gain the necessary skills and qualities to get hired full-time in any position or field you desire."

DeJour Young

HR Consultant I

Office of Human Resource Management

2015 - 2016

Dejour Young"Learning and achievement are not at all the same thing, although one can lead to the other. Achievement by definition means "the act of accomplishing or finishing; something accomplished successfully, especially by means of exertion, skill, practice, or perseverance. While on the contrary learning is "the act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill; knowledge or skill gained through schooling or study. The Minority Development Internship Program has allowed me to both learn and achieve short term goals that I have set for myself."

Ashley James

Case Manager - Intake Coordinator

University Couseling & Wellbeing Center

2015 - 2016