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A “Capitol,” Full-Ride Internship!

Listen… Hear that? It’s a proud cheer of joy and triumph from our own nsoro scholar, Alexis.

Why the celebration? She just landed the prestigious D.C.-based Leadership & the American Presidency internship—an eight-week program starting this fall. Our nation’s capitol is certainly home to a polarized political scene these days, but we can all agree that this is 100% good news!

The stated goal of the internship? “It will help you define and strengthen your leadership skills and learn lessons from the American Presidency, all while giving you an insider’s view of Washington.”

And you’re not going to believe this…

Typically, interns are charged $7500-$10K for this internship—and are responsible for all living/studying expenses: housing, food, transportation, and books. But, not our Alexis. Here’s a quote from her notification letter: “After review of your application materials, it is my great pleasure to extend a full scholarship valued at $12,995…”

Alexis will live in George Washington University housing, located right near the White House and the State Department. She and her fellow interns will take classes at George Mason University in nearby Arlington, and she’ll be assigned an internship with either a government agency, Congressional office, policy group, think tank, media outlet or nonprofit organization.

Her ultimate dream? To be a United Nations Ambassador on Human Rights issues. And while we’d certainly bet on her chances, she credits nsoro for giving her an edge, noting, “Because of nsoro, I am able to get some knowledge and experience that will set me apart from other individuals with the same aspirations.”

As she sees it, being able to study abroad (South Korea) and to take courses in Peace & Global Governance and Humanity & Civilization are “critical stepping-stone towards reaching my goals, and building my character, knowledge, and confidence.”

Way to go, Alexis! But, is it that surprising? After all, she is an nsoro scholar!