16 CSB and SJU students serving summer internships in Washington, D.C.

June 10, 2014

The CSB/SJU students pose for a photograph in Washington, D.C.

Sixteen students from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are participating in summer internships through the Washington, D.C., Summer Study Program from May 27 through mid-August.

The program, in its 35th year and operated by the political science department at CSB and SJU, is designed to provide students of any major an opportunity to live and work in the Washington, D.C., area while earning academic credit.

Each student serves in a congressional office, on a committee staff, in a government agency, in a nonprofit organization or with a public affairs group, learning and working in a community. They apply for their internships based on their interests.

In addition to the work experience, program co-directors Claire Haeg, associate professor of political science at CSB and SJU, and Matt Lindstrom, Edward Henry Professor of Political Science at CSB and SJU, conduct seminars and arrange supplemental meetings with alumnae/i and other professionals to enhance the learning experience. This summer, Haeg and Lindstrom will also come to Washington and conduct seminars.

Students serving internships from CSB include:    

Cristina Anfang, a nutrition major (dietetics concentration) from St. Paul, Minnesota, is interning at Momme Meals, a non-profit organization focusing on maternal nutrition.

Bridget Barry, a political science major (pre-law program) from Lenexa, Kansas, is interning at No Labels, an organization that aims to overcome partisan conflict.

Erin Kelso, a political science major from Henderson, Minnesota, is interning at Jubilee USA, a non-governmental organization advocating for debt relief for developing nations, as an outreach intern.

Sophia Korman, an economics and mathematics double-major from Clearwater, Minnesota, is interning at Groundswell, a non-profit organization advocating for clean and sustainable energy at the local level, as a social innovation fellow.

Makenzie Krause, an English major (pre-law program) from Delano, Minnesota, is interning at the Department of Justice in its Office on Violence Against Women.

Jenna Maus, a peace studies and political science double-major from Kimball, Minnesota, is interning at Jubilee USA, a non-governmental organization advocating for debt relief for developing nations, as a development and executive associate.

Beth Richmond, a political science major from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is interning at the Library of Congress in its European division.

Erynn Schroeder, an applied physics major (pre-engineering program) from Plymouth, Minnesota, is interning at AHRI, a trade association, as a research and regulatory affairs intern.

Allison Steen, a global business leadership major from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is interning at Global Communities, an international non-governmental organization that works on aid and community development.

Students serving internships from SJU include:

Tyler Brown, a political science major from Sioux City, Iowa, is interning at the office of Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minnesota).

Christopher Heitzig, an economics major from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is interning at the Federal Communications Commission in the office of strategic planning.

Benjamin Hutterer, a political science major from Prior Lake, Minnesota, is interning at the office of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota).

Philip Kittock, a political science major from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is interning at the Center for Security Policy, a think tank focusing on international relations, as a national security and media intern.

Luke Newgaard, a political science and Hispanic studies double-major from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is interning at David Turch and Associates, a government affairs organization that focuses on transportation policy.

John Schwend, a political science major from Winona, Minnesota, is interning at Ascension Health, a trade association for Catholic hospitals.

Alex Trebatoski, a political science and history double-major from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is interning at Environment America, a non-profit organization advocating for environmental issues, as a clean water intern.