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UTC Political Science junior participates in Washington internship

Written by Adrienne Teague, University Relations Intern

Kristen Packet, a UTC junior majoring in political science, was selected to participate in the UTC/Washington Center Internship.

Packet worked for the USA United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees researching different regions of Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. After completing her first semester, her internship agency requested that she return for another semester.

In addition to participating in the internship, Packet was also announced a recipient of the Women Leaders Award. This prestigious award is only offered to 15 recipients each semester. These recipients are chosen competitively on the basis of academic performance, record of citizen involvement, and demonstrated leadership.

Award recipient students are placed in a broad range of internships according to their academic and professional interests. Their semester at The Washington Center includes an internship, academic coursework, and participation in The Washington Forum, which includes the Presidential Lecture Series, the Verizon Congressional Speaker Series, the Embassy Visits Program, and small group activities such as briefings, tours, and workshops.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars was founded in 1975 and prepares college and university students for civic leadership through experiential education. The Center has served more than 34,000 students from over 1,000 colleges and universities.

June 2, 2006

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