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Spotlight: Students Return from Enriching Summer Experiences

Updated: Sep 15, 2018

As the fall semester begins, learn about four Society members who had enriching experiences in conservatism and public policy during the summer.

Lance Ledet '21

Legislative Intern for the Office of Senator Cortez Masto, the United States Senate

"This summer I interned for Senator Cortez Masto, a Democrat who represents my home state of Nevada. During my internship, I engaged with Nevadans both in person and virtually, listening to their concerns and relaying them to my senator's staff. Based on these concerns, I would often research, draft meeting memos, create sponsorship requests, and submit requests to the Congressional Research Service to gather more information. Being from a state with a close political divide, I found it incredibly important to insure both sides of any given issue I was researching or writing about was represented fairly and accurately so that information forwarded onto the Senator was as real to life as possible. None of my internship would have been possible if it wasn't for the assistance provided by the Career Center by way of the Alumni-Sponsored Internship Program grant."

Christian Maloney '21

General Program Intern, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

"This summer, I worked as a General Program intern at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank in New York City. I had the opportunity to assist in the development of urban policy in the areas of education, healthcare, and policing, attend events and lectures with notable speakers, participate in a debate on the legalization of recreational drug use, and conduct original research in the field of mental illness policy. I was assisted by the Career Center and the generosity of Dr. James D. Marver '72."

Joshua Teruneh '19 & John DiGravio '21

Honors Scholar, Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Joshua and John attended Intercollegiate Studies Institute summer honors conferences in Seabeck, WA, and Estes Park, Colorado, respectively. Enjoying the company of students and professors from across the nation, they debated the premise of Notre Dame professor Patrick Deneen's recent book, Why Liberalism Failed. Joshua and John look forward to corresponding with their Honors mentor scholars, as well as attending ISI events throughout the year.



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