David Minge Scholarships for Peace & Justice Internships/Academic Programs in D.C. Testimonials
TAYLOR HANNEGAN ’12
Major: Political Science
Internship Site: International Law and Organizations Study Abroad Program; American University in Washington D.C.
I interned at The Protection Project, a research group based out of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Int'l. Studies. While focusing primarily on Human Trafficking worldwide, The Protection Project does research on a wide array of human rights abuses. I wrote reports on topics ranging from human rights in the new Iraqi Constitution to possible guiding principles behind a Universal Code of Conduct governing professions the whole world over.
I will work at the Environmental Protection Agency. With three other interns, I will spend four weeks evaluating submissions for the Presidential Green Chemistry Award, an annual award recognizing efforts to make Chemistry more environmentally friendly. We will be deciding if the submissions fit the criteria for the award.
Over the course of my internship, my primary tasks consisted of researching issues that related to climate change, and writing about those issues in different formats. I wrote fact sheets about clean cars, letters to the editor in response to newspaper articles that could be distributed to the public, and occasionally I would draft longer op-ed articles about issues or responding to political events.