Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, September 14, 2012

Students to describe internships

Internship in Ecuador lets Polster apply human service, community development experience

Rachel Polster is mapping her future. The international public affairs student is spending the summer in Ecuador on a community development project to increase resident participation in the governance of Ibarra, a city of 110,000 people. Read more ...

Eadie plans to tackle education policy

Two years of students dropping out, violence in school and disengaged parents brought Selina Eadie to the La Follette School to earn a Master of Public Affairs degree. Read more ...

Two students will talk about their summer internship experiences at noon on Tuesday, September 18, in the La Follette School conference room.

Master of public affairs student Selina Eadie will discuss her Washington, D.C., internship with the Office of College and Career Readiness in the Office of the Academic Officer at the District of Columbia Public Schools central office. "I spent the summer evaluating the DCPS community service graduation requirement and had the opportunity to work with DC nonprofit leaders, high school students, and district-level administrators," she says.

Master of international public affairs student Rachel Polster will discuss her human-rights and urban planning internship with a municipality office in Ecuador.

Both students will describe how they found their internships, the organizations they worked for, what they did on a day-to-day basis, projects they worked on and share recommendations with other students.

The La Follette School Student Association organized the brown bag session.