Student Life Spotlight: Andrea Rice

In order to learn about what our students think about their time in DC, we like to hear directly from them. Andrea Rice, a student from Westmont College, is currently interning at the Center for Public Justice.The American Studies Program has provided an amazing opportunity for me to live, work, learn, and develop community inContinue reading “Student Life Spotlight: Andrea Rice”

Internship Spotlight: Rebekah Choi

In order to learn about what our students think about their internships, we like to hear directly from them. Rebekah Choi, a student from Gordon College, is currently interning at TUSK Digital, a DC-based marketing firm. I entered ASP as a senior (double-majoring in Sociology and Communication Arts at Gordon College) thinking that my marketing agencyContinue reading “Internship Spotlight: Rebekah Choi”

Student Life: Finding a Church in DC

In this post we hear directly from ASP student Peyton Smetana.  He describes what it’s like to be new in the city, as well as what it’s like to look for and find a church home.   If you are anything like me, and there is the chance there are a few of you out there,Continue reading “Student Life: Finding a Church in DC”

Internship Spotlight: Ellie Murphy

In order to learn about what our students think about their internships, we like to hear directly from them. Gabrielle Murphy, a student from Olivet Nazarene University, is currently interning on Capitol Hill in a Congresswoman’s office. Where are you currently interning and what is the day to day like in the office? I haveContinue reading “Internship Spotlight: Ellie Murphy”

ASP Welcomes Our Fall 2018 Cohort

We are having a blast with our Fall 2018 group of students.  This semester, students from all over the country have joined us here in Washington, DC for the Public Policy course as well as intensive internships.  Students will intern at law firms, Capitol Hill Senate and Congressional offices, think tanks, nonprofits, and even theContinue reading “ASP Welcomes Our Fall 2018 Cohort”

Internship Spotlight II: Spring 2018

Sophia Jimenez, Azusa Pacific University I am interning for Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45). She is a rising political figure, and so it has been a great experience to be around the fast-paced environment of her office. During my time here, the Congresswoman has created an amendment to a bill (the Walters Amendment) that will helpContinue reading “Internship Spotlight II: Spring 2018”

Internship Spotlight I: Spring 2018

Andrew Currier, Malone University I am interning at Habitat for Humanity International as a Global Advocacy Intern. The work I do revolves around advocacy on a global scale. We are working on guaranteeing land rights to people around the world who are in need of affordable housing. The first step in getting this housing isContinue reading “Internship Spotlight I: Spring 2018”

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: Spring 2018

The ASP Class of Spring 2018 has been in Washington, DC for just over two weeks. In that short amount of time– in addition to orientation and coursework– we have visited museums, toured the monuments at night, cheered on the Washington Wizards at a NBA game, volunteered with an after-school ministry, and have become experiencedContinue reading “These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: Spring 2018”

Internship Spotlight II: Fall 2017

Dagoberto Acevedo, Bluefield College I am interning at Active Minds, a non-profit organization that advocates for mental health awareness. I work in Speakers Bureau Department, where I assist with different outreach programs, construct a variety of visuals used by the organization, aid with any logistical work that is needed, and much more. The office environmentContinue reading “Internship Spotlight II: Fall 2017”

Internship Spotlight I: Fall 2017

Rebekah Mauer, Whitworth University I am excited to be interning at the Department of Justice, specifically in the Human Rights Special Prosecution (HRSP) section of the Criminal Division. As an undergraduate student, most of my tasks are researching historical events (rather than law and statutes as a legal intern would). Nonetheless, this does not make myContinue reading “Internship Spotlight I: Fall 2017”