Interns

Meet the Spring 2022 UNIC Washington Intern Team

Public Information Internship

 

 

Sam Evans is a senior at American University, studying Political Science with a minor in Economics. Before coming to UNIC, he held an internship position with Holland & Knight, LLP in their Public Policy and Regulation practice. Previously he has also interned with the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration.

Sam is also pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at American University beginning this summer, focusing on comparative policy and international development. On-campus, he has participated in the Model G20 conference and has worked previously as a Supplemental Instructor for Introductory Microeconomics. Sam’s interests include international trade, economics, development, and democratization.

 

 

 

Medha Prasanna is a graduate student at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and has been awarded a substantive merit scholarship by the school. Medha serves as a Graduate Senator on the GWU Student Association and as an editor of the International Affairs Review publication. She holds a B.A (Hons) in Economics as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research in International Relations from Ashoka University, India.

Medha’s focus is currently on International Law and Organisations with a regional focus on Asia. This year she will be pursuing a capstone project on asymmetric information systems and their effects on international conflicts. Medha has had experience as a research assistant for professors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to interning at the United Nations Information Center, Medha has worked at think tanks, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she managed both research and communications roles. In the last year she was a part of the New York Center for Foreign Policy’s (NYCFPA) fellowship program.

In her free time, Medha hosts a podcast where she interviews authors of compelling new books on the World Affairs Chanel of the New Books Network. During the height of the pandemic, Medha volunteered at the Teach for India Foundation.

 

 

Nina Song is currently a graduate student at American University studying US Foreign Policy and National Security with a concentration in Intervention and Peacebuilding. She previously attended the University of California Davis where she received her Bachelors of Arts in International Relations with a Minor in German. During her time at UC Davis, she also studied abroad at the London School of Economics where she studied Political Science.

Prior to working with the UNIC, Nina worked at International House Davis, a non-profit organization that focused on promoting diversity through international understanding and cultural connection.

She looks forward to building her professional development as an intern with the UNIC.

 

 

 

 

Academic and Community Outreach Internship

 

Sukhmani Khalsa is a graduate student at American University’s School of International Service, studying Global Environmental Policy with a concentration in International Environmental Law. She holds a B.A. in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst concentrating in Environmental Science and Wildlife Ecology.

Prior to working with the UNIC, Sukhmani volunteered as an English Literacy Facilitator for Peace Corps Tonga, where she sought to combat inequality and inequity by creating opportunities through educational initiatives. During her time in Peace Corps, she was an integral part of the “Sight Word Book Committee” committed to providing culturally appropriate texts in Tongan primary schools as well as a peer mentor for Peace Corps Tonga’s “Peer-Support and Diversity Network.”

Sukhmani’s studies focus on the economic, ecological, and societal implications of climate policy and she intends to push domestic and international environmental legislation and policy toward equitable and sustainable solutions for a developing global framework. In November 2021, she was a delegate at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Eric Bruckenstein is a first-year graduate student at American University currently pursuing a degree in Global Governance, Politics, and Security. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida. Prior to working with the UNIC, he was an assistant director for a startup think tank in D.C

. He studied a semester abroad in England at Northumbria University and discovered his passion for human rights. Since then, much of the research Eric has done has been related to this field. Once he finishes his degree, he wants to become a Foreign Service Officer.

 

 

 

 

United Nations Information Center (UNIC), Washington, D.C.

 

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