Summer internships provide students with experience in U.S., abroad

Summer Internships took La Follette Schools students to Germany, California, Missouri, Chicago, India, Washington, D.C., and other locations during 2017. Several students stayed in Wisconsin, gaining valuable experience at government agencies, with nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector.

Casey Hutchinson worked for the U.S. Department of State in the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany. She said her writing skills and fluency in German helped her secure the internship.

“My main project was writing a cable about the role of women in German politics,” said Hutchinson, a student in La Follette’s Master of International Public Relations (MIPA) program. “Gender equality is a hot-button issue in both Germany and the United States, so I researched each of the six main parties and how they are trying (or not) to integrate women into leadership positions.”

Travis Shoemaker, a student in the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program, served an internship in California with Kate Battiato (MPA ’07) at the Resource Management Agency (RMA) of Monterey County.

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