You can’t go home again, someone said, but at least it turns out you can intern there. When Alisha Nystrom, a University of the Ozarks theatre major from Bentonville, wanted to do a summer internship at the end of her freshman year, she did not follow the usual route.
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.
A European Governance internship through the Kennedy Center brought BYU’s Alisse Frandsen and Heather Scott to Scotland to intern with the Scottish Parliament. Read all about their experience living in Scotland while working for a member of Parliament on an election and in the press and research office.
Inspired by her internship for the communications team at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, St. Olaf College’s Heidi Bohnenkamp recently established a small, freelance photography business that caters to the arts.