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Furman Metropolitan Fellows begin their internships in New York City

Furman Metropolitan Fellow Rosemary Coskrey '20 explores New York City, where she has been interning since June.

Furman University rising seniors Rosemary Coskrey and Maddie De Pree, who were named 2019 Furman Metropolitan Fellows in the fall, have started their summer internships in New York City.

Coskrey is interning at the Manhattan Institute, a leading think tank focused on economic growth, public sector concerns and urban policy. De Pree is interning at W.W. Norton, a top publishing house that prints and distributes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, college textbooks and more.

The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship (FMF) is one of the university’s most prestigious and competitive internship programs. Established by alumni in 2015 to create a bridge between Furman students and internship connections in New York City, the fellowship includes support in finding a summer internship, networking opportunities, mentorship and financial assistance.

“We are all extremely proud of our Fellows and of the internships they have chosen,” said FMF Internship Director Roe Morris ’11. “We selected Maddie and Rosemary not just on account of their excellent achievements, character and drive, but also because of their keen interest to make a positive impact on the world around them. Their internships will be fantastic platforms for them to achieve, learn and build a foundation to launch impactful careers.”

The Fellows moved to New York City in early June, where they began their internships and immersed themselves into the Furman alumni community and culture in the city. Throughout the summer, they will be mentored and supported by the FMF directors during their internships.

“It has been amazing to see the development of FMF since our founding four years ago,” Morris said. “The organization has enhanced its impact on both NYC and the Furman campus by bringing them closer together. Our alumni Fellows are doing great things as they begin their postgraduate careers. They are entering fields including medicine, banking, tech startups, big four accounting firms and global communications agencies. They are making a strong and diverse impact on behalf on their alma mater all around the globe. We are excited about the future of our organization, our Fellows and our beloved alma mater, Furman.”

Here is more information about the 2019 Furman Metropolitan Fellows:

Rosemary Coskrey is a math and economics major from Lexington, South Carolina. At Furman she has served as executive secretary of the Student Government Association, vice president of communications for the Furman Economic Society, and the research and communications intern for the Riley Institute. She studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the spring semester.

Maddie De Pree '20
Maddie De Pree is an English major from Atlanta, Georgia.

Maddie De Pree is an English major from Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her third year in Furman’s Writing Track, a subset of the English major that focuses on the craft of creative writing. A self-described writing addict, De Pree has served as an assistant editor for The Echo, Furman’s student-run literary and arts magazine.

For more information, visit the FMF website or contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

About Furman Metropolitan Fellowship

The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship is a not-for-profit organization that aims to assist and build the presence of Furman University in metropolitan areas. FMF was established in the spring of 2015 by Furman alumni in the greater New York area with the goal to facilitate selected students’ search for internships, professional mentorship and social community involvement. The organization undergoes an extensive application process every year to identify and select exemplary members of the junior class. FMF then utilizes Furman resources and networks to facilitate an internship that aligns with the Fellows’ passions, provides a grant to cover all living expenses, and immerses the fellow into the New York community. To find out more or to provide support for FMF and its ongoing efforts, please visit www.furmanmetropolitanfellowship.com.

About The Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Institute is a free-market think tank focusing on economic growth, education, energy and environment, health care, legal reform, public sector, race and urban policy. Its mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility. The Manhattan Institute exists to incubate good ideas. This can mean the discovery of new insights, as well as the recovery of truths that were once commonly understood. We provide a home for independent minds to address some of the biggest challenges facing America. While focused on many areas of public policy and culture, they share the same goal: a society where people have the opportunity to build better lives.

About W.W. Norton & Company

W.W. Norton is an American publishing company based in New York City. It has been owned wholly by its employees since the early 1960s. The roots of the company date back to 1923, when William Warder Norton founded the firm with his wife, Mary Norton. The company is known for its Norton Anthologies (particularly The Norton Anthology of English Literature) and its texts in the Norton Critical Editions series, both of which are frequently assigned in university literature courses.

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