First Two Weeks in DC:Spring 2016

ASP Spring 2016’s first two weeks in D.C. have been filled with making friends, getting to know the city, and dealing with snow! Scroll through some snapshots from the semester’s orientation. This morning, students are off to the first day of their internships.  Check back for updates on what they learn at work!

Strategic Communication Snapshot: Fall 2015

ASP is excited to have 5 trail-blazing students in our new Strategic Communication track this semester, and they have been busy engaging communication leaders in Washington, D.C. Currently, we are putting together a communication campaign for Bread for the World, as well as constructing two case studies – one based on the Ebola Outbreak inContinue reading “Strategic Communication Snapshot: Fall 2015”

PPI: One Month Snapshot

ASP has 22 public policy students this semester, and they have done an outstanding job professionally engaging Washington, DC. The professional development process on the Public Policy Initiatives (PPI) track is an adventure. This semester, we are focusing on immigration policy in our first unit. Here’s a brief look at how we spent our first month.Continue reading “PPI: One Month Snapshot”

Spring 2014 in Review: GDE Meets with Ugandan Ambassador

Spring 2014 ASP student Nicole Noyes (Cedarville University) participated in the Global Development Enterprise track, working with two other team members on researching biofuels in Uganda.  As part of her internship with Values & Capitalism at the American Enterprise Institute, she met Ugandan ambassador Oliver Wonekha and set up a meeting with her for the GDEContinue reading “Spring 2014 in Review: GDE Meets with Ugandan Ambassador”

Spring 2014 in Review: Academics

What were ASP students up to last semester before we launched the blog? Here’s a brief overview of the Spring 2014 semester!

Internship spotlight: Hannah Wasco: Spring 2014

Hannah Wasco (Trinity Christian College) is interning at the American Enterprise Institute this semester.  She has enjoyed all the events that AEI has offered, including the chance to hear Bill Gates speak (picture below)! “On March 13, I attended an event at my internship, the American Enterprise Institute. The event was an interview with none other thanContinue reading “Internship spotlight: Hannah Wasco: Spring 2014”

Internship Spotlight: Amy Baker

Amy Baker (Bethel College–IN) is interning for the U.S. Department of State, Investment Affairs Office.  Here’s a quick summary of what keeps her busy Tuesday through Thursday! “After two months of interning in the State Department’s Economics Bureau, I am still cracking away at the massive learning curve. My time is split between drafting interagencyContinue reading “Internship Spotlight: Amy Baker”

Fall 2013 in Review: Internships

ASP students intern all over D.C. in executive agencies, research organizations and think tanks, congressional offices, development agencies, advocacy groups, law offices, business and communication firms, and museums and art organizations. By interning three days a week and reflecting on their experiences through essay assignments, they gain concrete professional experience, explore their own strengths, interests, and skills,Continue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Internships”

Fall 2013 in Review: Mentorships

The ASP Professional Mentorship course connects students with a Christian mentor in DC.  Elizabeth Pitts pairs students with their mentors based on the students’ interest in having a mentor in a particular field, from a particular background, or in a particular stage of life.  Each mentor picks a book to read with his or her studentContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Mentorships”

Fall 2013 in Review: Global Development Enterprise

Last semester, GDE worked with World Vision to develop a strategy to market a training manual for very poor farmers.  This was a follow-up to a USAID-funded project in which Spring 2012 GDE students developed the manual on helping these farmers work together to bring their product to global markets. GDE students Brett Woods (MissouriContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Global Development Enterprise”