Navigating the Politics, Economics, and History of IOs: Research in International Politics

Ian Mijael Zang, COL ’25, Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Did you know that, in 1996, a Colombian Guerrilla movement kidnapped the younger brother of the ex-president and, at the time, Secretary General of the OAS for two months, …

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From Aspiration to Reality: My Journey as a Policy Analyst Intern 

 Jiaxi Lin, SP2 Masters in Social Policy and Data Analytics, 2023

Embarking on a journey to become a research analyst at a non-profit think tank has long been a cherished aspiration of mine. This summer, the dream evolved into tangible …

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Supporting Refugees and Asylees in Philadelphia – My Summer at Nationalities Service Center 

Kelly Zayago, GSE Masters in Intercultural Communication, 2024

On May 9, 2023, I stepped into the elevator of a historic manufacturing building in Chinatown and pressed the button for the fourth floor, unsure what to expect of a refugee resettlement …

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As Seen on TV?

Mackenzie Sleeman, COL ’25, Pound Ridge, NY

I am beyond grateful for the support and generosity of Penn Career Services, in providing me the opportunity to work for the Government Affairs & Community Relations (GA-CR) department of Stamford Health; a …

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My Summer at Atmashakti Trust

Sparsh Maheshwari, SP2 Masters in Social Policy & Data Analytics, 2024

This summer, I interned with Atmashakti Trust, an Indian nonprofit dedicated to assisting vulnerable and marginalized populations across Odisha and other parts of the country. This internship helped me …

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Learning to Develop a Research Project at PCSSM

Lotus Kaufman, COL ‘ 24, Los Angeles, CA

This summer I had the pleasure of doing research for the newly founded Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media (PCSSM).  Throughout my academic journey this far, I have been attempting …

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Consulting for the Public Sector

Olivia Lee, COL ’25, Boston, MA

This summer, I had the privilege of working on a variety of projects in both the public and private sector through my internship at Zilo International Group. As a PPE major with a concentration …

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This Summer With The Partnership for Public Service

Katelynn Henics, COL ’25, Bullard, TX

This summer I had the opportunity to intern for the Partnership for Public Service on the Federal Executive Networks team (FEN). Firstly, the Partnership for Public Service is meant to help the federal government …

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A Community-Driven Reinvention of the Corner Store: Protesting America’s Broken Food System

Melissa Nong, COL ’24, Quakertown, PA

What does a just and equitable food system look like? And how do we create a dignified and community-driven access point to nutrition for our neighbors? These two questions were the core of my …

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On the Move with SEPTA: Transit Tales

Mansha Kohli, Weitzman Masters in City & Regional Planning, 2024

Prior to attending the City Planning program at Penn, I was a management consultant in New York. While I enjoyed the client-facing role and project-based work, my job lacked the …

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