Arcadia’s Ashley Gast spent the summer and fall investigating white collar crime, attending hearings, learning the ins-and-outs of the government and on one occasion swapping stories with a special agent at the firing range. That’s because before classes let out in May, she landed an internship with the U.S. General Services Administration, Office of the Inspector General in Philadelphia.
Here’s a career few people even know exists: biosecurity. But it’s the career goal that Oregon’s Teresa Chan is pursuing after interning at the UN, where her duties included analysis and report writing for think tanks and the opportunity to personally meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Wake Forest’s Paul Derohannesian had the unique opportunity to intern with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. His assignment — join the defense team for Mico Stanisic, a Serbian on trial for war crimes.
As an intern with the Organization of American States, UC Riverside’s Diego Preciado has traveled to Colombia, Nicaragua and Guyana to witness and support democracy in action as an election observer.
Considering one of the 2,500 internships available with members of the US Senate? Then check out the interview with Colorado College’s Benjamen Taber. The senior physics major doesn’t plan a career in politics but strongly believes scientists and engineers need to be aware of political realities.
The University of San Francisco’s Communication Studies student Lisa Colasanti completed an internship in Dublin, Ireland this past summer. Read Lisa’s interview to learn how she found her internship and about her experience living and working for a service organization in Ireland.
Do theories and methods that you learn in class play out in a large and well established institution? Yes, says Simmons College graduate student Amber LaFountain. Amber’s internship at the Center for the History of Medicine has enabled her to gain valuable experience in her field and add a solid accomplishment to her resume.
American University’s Amanda Osborn asks the question – unpaid internships: are they worth it? Having had internships at Voice of America and Amnesty International, Amanda speaks from experience. Check out her point of view in her blog post at the American University website.