Watson Institute at Brown University
Public Policy

Krieger, White Internship Programs Fund Policy Internships

July 5, 2016

Brown Public Policy students

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.

Renata Mauriz

The Noah Krieger Internship Award provides funding for a policy student who is particularly interested in public service to pursue an unpaid summer internship. This year’s awardee, Renata Mauriz ’17.5 (above, with Public Policy Program Director Jim Morone) is at the National Immigration Law Center, Washington, DC, where she is working on legislative advocacy and partnership building to advance humane policies for low-income immigrants.

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:

Jacob Binder '18 • Office of White House Fellows, Washington, DC

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.

Hans Britsch '18 • Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Washington, DC

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.

Luna Floyd '19 • National Organization for Women, Washington, DC

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.

Emma Harris '17 • EMILY's List, Washington, DC

Working on: background research on candidates, preparing memos on state issues, and analyzing election results.

Isiah Iniguez '17 • Rhode Island Department of Education, Providence, Rhode Island

Working on: conducting research related to educational policies for virtual learning and out-of-school learning; reviewing current legislation and writing policy memos.

Nicholas Pennington '18 • Office of US Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, DC

Working on: assisting in the legislative process by performing research, attending hearings, and interacting with constituents.

Katherine Risi '16.5 • Common Cause, Washington, DC

Working on: performing research for Common Cause lawyers and legal fellows as part of the voting and elections team.

Taylor Ross '17 • The White House, Domestic Policy Council, Washington, DC

Working on: Assisting with domestic policy development related to community and faith-based partnerships.

Lainie Rowland '17 • Federal Communications Commission, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Washington, DC

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.

Myacah Sampson '17 • Office of US Senator Martin Heinrich, Washington, DC

Working on: gaining insight into how public servants advocate for rural communities at the federal level.

Elena Weissmann '18 • The Daily Caller, Washington DC

Working on: researching Congressional activities for stories published by The Daily Caller.

Kayla Weststeyn '17 • Rhode Island Airport Corporation, Warwick, Rhode Island

Working on: management processes and strategies in public administration for a quasi-public, state corporation that oversees six airports.