Three Woodrow Wilson School Students Selected as White House Interns
Three Wilson School students, two undergrads and one MPA, are among six Princeton University students selected as 2012 White House Summer Interns. The intern program offers students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain exposure to public service through a hands-on experience working in one of the several White House departments, including the Office of the Vice President, Office of the First Lady, Office of the Chief of Staff, the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council, or the Offices of Digital Strategy, Cabinet Affairs, and White House Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, among others.
The Wilson School students named as White House interns are:
Ezra Levin MPA ’13;
Brendan Bertagnoll ’13; and
Kathryn O’Dea ’13
According to a White House statement, “this select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.”
The program description also notes that, “While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussion and off-site field trips. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.”