Fall 2020 Interns

  • Nicholas Eastwood is a 3rd year Liberal Arts Honors student at The University of Texas majoring in international relations and Russian, Eastern European & Eurasian studies. Nick is currently in D.C. as part of the Bill Archer Fellowship, where he is studying public policy alongside his internship at UNIC. Prior to interning at UNIC he spent a semester studying abroad in Moscow, Russia, and has previously served as a legislative aide in the Texas State House and Senate. Upon returning to Texas in the Spring he will be serving as the communications director for a Texas state senator and hopes to attend Georgetown Law school after graduating, while hopefully working on the Hill.


  • Mariana Gusdorf is a senior majoring in International Politics and minoring in French at Georgetown University. Over the summer, she worked as a communications intern with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. Prior to this internship, she studied European Politics at the Institut d’études politiques in Lyon, France for the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, Mariana interned with the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in the office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy. At Georgetown, she has worked as a web production assistant with Information Services, is a member of the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu and participates in the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new recipes with her friends, practicing her French, and hiking at spots surrounding the DMV area.


  • Luke Zakedis is a senior at UCLA studying international relations and American government. He has previously interned for Congressman Swalwell’s office, Congressman Cisneros’ campaign team, and BRAC NGO in Bangladesh on a human trafficking research team. He has also held various leadership positions, including being elected to his community college’s board of trustees, consulting for a city council campaign, president of a student advocacy organization, led a grant writing team, Director of UCLA foreign affairs department’s documentary series, and chair of his community college’s student government. At the University of California DC program, Luke is currently conducting a 30-page research project on the decline of American antitrust laws, covering everything from the re-merger of ExxonMobil to the rise of modern tech giants of Silicon Valley. He is currently deciding between Graduate School and Law School but holds a great deal of interest in legislative affairs and international relations. 


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