2017 Intern Fund Recipients

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Dan Brown '18

Dan Brown, a government major, spent the spring of 2017 interning at the Public Defender Service in Washington DC as a recipient of the W&M Washington Intern Fund. He plans to attend law school after graduating in 2018. The hands-on work at the Public Defender Service complimented his academic coursework on American legal process, one highlight being the opportunity to view a criminal trial proceeding from start to finish.   

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John Kearns '20

A 2020 International Relations major, John Kearns spent the summer interning on Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives as a recipient of the W&M Washington Intern fund.

Johns ’s piece of advice for future W&M DC interns: “Take advantage of any opportunity that remotely interests you, whether that be a speaker or a task at work you are not very familiar with. Having a summer internship is all about gaining experience and learning as much as you can.”

Annelise_Yackow

Annelise Yackow '18

Annelise Yackow, a 2018 International Relations Major and Public Health Minor, is being exposed to the workings of international law through interning with the Department of Justice's Office of International Affairs with the help of the W&M Washington Intern Fund. She is working with the England and Western Europe team. 

Her advice to interns: "Follow up with connections even made at William & Mary when looking for jobs and internships in D.C.. Due to my work with Student Assembly, an older member who works in my internship's office was able to help me receive my internship. This has been my biggest take away from this experience."