Panel offers advice for students interested in public affairs internships

Students interested in internships in public service or public affairs can learn about internship opportunities during a panel discussion, Internships in Public Service, Nov. 15 from 4:30 -  6 p.m. in Room 401 of the Physical Sciences Building. Students may RSVP on Handshake at this link

Speakers at the event will include:

  • Former Congressman, Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), director of Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs and a professor of the practice in the Brooks School;
  • Former congressman Tom Davis (R-Va.);
  • Jennifer Maclaughlin, director of career development for the College of Arts & Sciences;
  • Rachel Riedl, director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies;
  • And students PJ Brown (‘25) and Christopher Watson (‘25)

“Many of our students would like to do internships in public service or public affairs, but they don’t know how to pursue such an opportunity,” said Suzanne Mettler, the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, who coordinated the event. “This event brings together several people with considerable knowledge and experience on this topic.” 

Mettler said the event will be helpful whether students hope to gain experience in local or national government, in political think tanks, other departments in Washington D.C, or even in international politics. 

The event will include a question and answer session, refreshments, and time afterward where participants can chat about their career interests and experiences.

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