Meet Our Interns

rachel the intern

Rachel Dermack, of Charlotte, North Carolina is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying both Psychology and Economics. She spent the summer of 2016 in Jerusalem as an intern for Health Advize , through jInternship, a program for young adults that includes an internship and Jewish learning. Rachel served as both a researcher and a social media and marketing intern for HealthAdvize .

Rachel also worked on creating medical rights checklists through Health Advize’s partnership with the Shira Pransky Project of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI) to build , which publicizes clear information about accessing healthcare rights, benefits, and services in Israel, Rachel is passionate about learning about and advocating for health-related topics. Prior to interning at HealthAdvize, Rachel wrote a research article titled “Long-Distance Running: An Investigation Into its Impact on Human Health” which was published in UNC’s People, Ideas, and Things (PIT) Journal.

Zach the intern

Zackary Lash, of Aventura, Florida, is currently a student at Swarthmore College. He has experience volunteering at the American Diabetes Association and interning at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, Florida. He spent his college winter break of 2015 working for HealthAdvize. While here, he produced several short videos on programs that HealthAdvize has managed. Take a look at one of his productions on a special retreat project for cancer patients!

sam the intern

Samantha Pellegrino is currently enrolled in a two-year MA program in Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School, focusing on Islamic Studies. She is a 2015 graduate of Swarthmore College, holding a major in Religion and a minor in Linguistics. She spent the summer of 2013 in Jerusalem, working for HealthAdvize, formerly Israel Health Consulting. Her role at the company was primarily researching, editing and grantwriting. She also aided with interpersonal research, interviews, and an English immersion camp on healthy habits for Israeli children.

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