Internship Experience: Obama Foundation
(ECU News) – East Central University student Gavin Burl recently traveled with 12 other ECU students and three faculty members to Washington D.C. to not only attend the Pi Sigma Alpha National Conference, but to do a special internship with the President Barack Obama Foundation.
Taking part as a short-term intern with the Obama Foundation was described as a surreal experience by Burl.
“I remember in the seventh grade and watching the Obama Inauguration. I was probably 11 or 12 years old,” said Burl. “For someone like me, it made it an impression. I knew this (public service) is what I wanted to do.”
While at the Obama Foundation, members visited with Burl about leadership skills and how they have been handling Obama’s post-presidential projects, involving philanthropy and community programs.