July 5, 2016
2016 White Interns Front row, left to right: Kayla Weststeyn, Lainie Rowland, Taylor Ross, Myacah Sampson, Jim Morone. Second row, left to right: Emma Harris, Elena Weissman, Luna Floyd, Jacob Binder, Hans Britsch, Nicholas Pennington. Not pictured: Katherine Risi, Isaiah Iniguez.
The Happy and John Hazen White, Sr. internship program provides funding for public policy concentrators to pursue an internship with a public, private sector, or nonprofit organization involved with the formulation, implementation, or evaluation of public policy. This year twelve students were granted White awards:
Working on: aiding with the selection and placement processes for the White House Fellowship Program, engaging with alumni of the program, and supporting other office functions.
Working on: issues pertaining to the prosecution of human rights violators and other international criminals in cases of genocide, torture, war crimes, and recruitment or use of child soldiers.
Working on: researching and reporting on current legislation relating to women's issues, as well as writing informational blog posts and reporting on Congressional briefings.
Working on: background research on candidates, preparing memos on state issues, and analyzing election results.
Working on: conducting research related to educational policies for virtual learning and out-of-school learning; reviewing current legislation and writing policy memos.
Working on: assisting in the legislative process by performing research, attending hearings, and interacting with constituents.
Working on: performing research for Common Cause lawyers and legal fellows as part of the voting and elections team.
Working on: Assisting with domestic policy development related to community and faith-based partnerships.
Working on: helping the FCC's Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis develop the strategic plans and policy objectives by conducting policy analysis of telecommunications policy.
Working on: gaining insight into how public servants advocate for rural communities at the federal level.
Working on: researching Congressional activities for stories published by The Daily Caller.
Working on: management processes and strategies in public administration for a quasi-public, state corporation that oversees six airports.