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February 08, 2019 5:14PM
FYF Wally Joe Cook

As a First-Year Fellow, Wally Joe Cook ’21 interned at Voice of America under the mentorship of John Lippman ’71. The following is an excerpt from his final report.

This summer, I interned at Voice of America (VOA). VOA provides unbiased news to developing nations with restricted media environments. The organization operates under the VOA Charter, which ensures its nonpartisan status as a “consistently reliable and authoritative source of news.” Voice of America is...

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February 08, 2019 5:11PM
FYF Valerie Truong

As a First-Year Fellow, Valerie Truong ’21 interned at the Smithsonian Institution under the mentorship of Edward Rynne ’77. The following is an excerpt from her final report.

This summer, I interned at the Smithsonian Organization and Audience Research (SOAR), a central office at the Smithsonian Institution that works with its clients to conduct organization and audience research and analysis. SOAR promotes organizational effectiveness within the Smithsonian and works to...

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February 08, 2019 5:06PM
FYF Stevie Karol

As a First-Year Fellow, Stevie Karol ’21 interned at the World Resources Institute under the mentorship of Sofia Faruqi ’07. The following is an excerpt from his final report.

This summer, I interned at the the World Resources Institute (WRI). WRI is a research organization that empowers governments, private and public companies, and small businesses to incorporate sustainability practices in their business models. Through various initiatives and programs, WRI focuses on its...

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February 08, 2019 3:54PM
FYF Sarah Solomon

As a First-Year Fellow, Sarah Solomon ’21 interned at the Congressional Research Service under the mentorship of Elizabeth Rybicki ’96. The following is an excerpt from her final report.

This summer, I interned at the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Often called “Congress’s think tank,” the CRS provides nonpartisan public policy research to Members of Congress and congressional committees. The CRS may be described as an extension of congressional staff, providing...

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February 08, 2019 3:50PM
FYF Rik Abels

As a First-Year Fellow, Rik Abels ’21 interned at the American Petroleum Institute under the mentorship of Rick Ranger ’74. The following is an excerpt from his final report.

This summer, I interned at the American Petroleum Institute (API). API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry. API aims to promote the interests of its membership, consisting of over 600 companies both large and small, by promoting safety...

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February 08, 2019 3:48PM
FYF Olivia Brody

As a First-Year Fellow, Olivia Brody-Bizar ’21 interned at the National Science Foundation under the mentorship of Lisa-Joy Zgorski. The following is an excerpt from her final report.

This summer, I interned at the National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency that funds basic research to advance national security, national health, and scientific progress. The agency is split into directorates that manage funding for different areas of science, including biology...

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February 08, 2019 3:42PM
FYF Michael Nachman

As a First-Year Fellow, Michael Nachman’21 interned at the District of Columbia Superior Court under the mentorship of Jennifer Chandler ’82. The following is an excerpt from his final report.

This summer, I worked as a judicial intern at the District of Colombia Superior Court in the Chambers of the Honorable Judge Berk. Judge Berk was assigned to the felony calendar at the this summer. This job encompasses not only overseeing trials, but also administering arraignments,...

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February 08, 2019 3:37PM
FYF Michale Morck

As a First-Year Fellow, Michael Morck ’21 interned at the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand under the mentorship of Kirsten Gillibrand ’88. The following is an excerpt from his final report.

This summer, I interned at the Office of Senator Gillibrand whose goal is to communicate the concerns and wants of the constituents of New York State to the rest of Congress. As she drafts legislation and considers bills both in committee and on the floor, she reviews the...

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February 08, 2019 3:31PM
FYF Max Mickenberg

As a First-Year Fellow, Max Mickenberg ’21 interned at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget under the mentorship of Cathy Solomon ’81. The following is an excerpt from his final report.

This summer, I interned at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB). CRFB is a nonpartisan and non-profit organization that focuses on educating and communicating with the public and Congress about fiscal policy. The CRFB’s mission is to analyze economic policy to better...

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February 08, 2019 3:26PM
FYF Maggie Flaherty

As a First-Year Fellow, Maggie Flaherty ’21 interned at the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) under the mentorship of Tiernan Sittenfield ’96. The following is an excerpt from her final report.

This summer, I interned at the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). LCV is an environmental advocacy group that works to elect pro-environment candidates to office and hold all elected officials accountable for their votes and actions. They advocate for sound environmental laws and...

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