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.

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.