Sixteen students from the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and Saint John's University, Collegeville, participated in summer internship experiences through the Washington Summer Study Program from May 27 through mid-August, 2014.
The program, operated by the political science department at CSB and SJU, is designed to provide students an opportunity to live and work in the Washington, D.C., area while earning academic credit. Each student serves in a congressional office, on a committee staff, in a government agency, in a nonprofit organization or with a public affairs group, learning and working in a community. They apply for their internships based on their interests.
In addition to the work experience, program co-directors Claire Haeg, associate professor of political science at CSB and SJU, and Matt Lindstrom, professor of political science at CSB and SJU, conduct seminars and arrange supplemental meetings with alumnae/i and other professionals to enhance the learning experience.
Students serving internships from CSB included:
Cristina M. Anfang, a nutrition and dietetics major from St. Paul, Minn., interned at Momme Meals, a non-profit organization focusing on maternal nutrition.
Bridget N. Barry, a political science and pre-law major from Lenexa, Kansas, interned at No Labels, an organization that aims to overcome partisan conflict.
Erin M. Kelso, a political science major from Henderson, Minn., interned at Jubilee USA, a non-governmental organization advocating for debt relief for developing nations, as an outreach intern.
Sophia M. Korman, an economics and mathematics major from Clearwater, Minn., interned at Groundswell, a non-profit organization advocating for clean and sustainable energy at the local level, as a social innovation fellow.
Makenzie L. Krause, an English and pre-law major from Delano, Minn., interned at the Department of Justice in its Office on Violence Against Women.
Jenna R. Maus, a peace studies and political science major from Kimball, Minn., interned at Jubilee USA, a non-governmental organization advocating for debt relief for developing nations, as a development and executive associate.
Beth M. Richmond, a political science major from Eau Claire, Wisc., interned at the Library of Congress in its European division.
Erynn J. Schroeder, an applied physics and pre-engineering major from Plymouth, Minn., interned at AHRI, a trade association, as a research and regulatory affairs intern.
Allison M. Steen, a global business leadership major from Eden Prairie, Minn., interned at Global Communities, an international non-governmental organization that works on aid and community development.
Students serving internships from SJU included:
Tyler J. Brown, a political science major from Sioux City, Iowa, interned at the office of Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.)
Christopher J. Heitzig, an economics major from Brooklyn Park, Minn., interned at the Federal Communications Commission in the office of strategic planning.
Benjamin G. Hutterer, a political science major from Prior Lake, Minn., interned at the office of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)
Philip B. Kittock, a political science major from Eden Prairie, Minn., interned at the Center for Security Policy, a think tank focusing on international relations, as a national security and media intern.
Luke S. Newgaard, a political science and Hispanic studies from Eden Prairie, Minn., interned at David Turch and Associates, a government affairs organization that focuses on transportation policy.
John W. Schwend, a political science major from Winona, Minnesota, interned at Ascension Health, a trade association for Catholic hospitals.
Alex H. Trebatoski, a political science and history major from Whitefish Bay, Wisc., interned at Environment America, a non-profit organization advocating for environmental issues, as a clean water intern.