Mead Internship Program

The Mead Internship Program, which began in 1951, is supported by a generous gift from the estate of George J. Mead. The program encourages Williams students to prepare for and participate in government service at the federal, state, and local levels. Mead stated in his will, “This gift shall be used to improve the quality of leadership and service in all branches of government.”

Ella Marx ’24

Ella Marx at the DOJ.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. This summer, I was an intern in the justice department’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) in Washington, D.C. As an intern, I primarily helped OPA by working on releases, preparing news clips and handling inquiries from the national news media. Continue reading »

Caroline Tosolini ’24

Caroline Tosolini engaging with voters on Election Day.

Jessica Altagracia Woolford: Democrat for Assembly, Bronx, NY This summer, I had the pleasure of working for Jessica Altagracia Woolford, a candidate for the New York State Assembly in the 81st district. As an intern for Jessica, I got a firsthand look into the inner workings of a campaign. My… Continue reading »

Susanna Niu ’24

Susanna Niu at the Department of Labor.

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, D.C. This summer, I worked as a volunteer intern in the Department of Labor, OSHA division. Due to the pandemic, this was my first in-person internship. I was very excited to experience the Department of Labor’s workplace environment. My supervisor,… Continue reading »

Ben Platt ’23

Ben Platt on a cargo bike.

U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, Washington, D.C. This summer I had the honor of working as a legal intern in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Transportation. Interning in the executive branch of the federal government has long… Continue reading »

Agustin Aliaga ’25

Agustin Aliaga with fellow interns.

New York League of Conservation Voters, New York, NY This summer, I wanted to intern somewhere that would expose me to one of the potential career paths that I would be interested in pursuing. Ultimately, I was able to take a summer position at the New York League of Conservation… Continue reading »

Shiv Pujara ’25

Shiv Pujara at work.

Bureau of the Treasury of the Philippines, Philippines The Treasury of the Philippines is a government organization in the Philippines that is a part of the finance ministry. The role of the organization is to issue bonds, manage the local debt currency market, collect and maintain statistical data on the… Continue reading »

Andrew Appiah Ansah ’24

Andrew Ansah at work.

Electoral Commission of Ghana, Ghana This summer I had the opportunity to intern at the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. I have interned in the past for this organization. The EC of Ghana is responsible for all public electoral processes in Ghana. My previous work was as an intern for… Continue reading »

Kiara Royer ’24

Kiara Royer outside the main headquarters of the Dept. of State.

U.S. Department of State, Office of Policy, Planning and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. This summer, I had the opportunity to intern at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Specifically, I worked in the chief technology officer unit within the Office of Policy, Planning and… Continue reading »

Schuyler Colfax ’25

Schuyler Colfax in the office.

Office of Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini, Austin, TX I spent this summer working as an intern in the Texas Senate for Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo). The senator’s district stretches hundreds of miles from Austin, my hometown, to border communities along the Rio Grande, like Laredo. Senator Zaffirini has represented… Continue reading »

Daniela Sanchez ’24

Selfie of Daniela Sanchez.

Berkshire Juvenile Court, Learning Intervention for Teens, Pittsfield, MA The Berkshire Juvenile Court works with children and teens throughout Berkshire County, with their main offices stationed in Pittsfield. I had the opportunity to intern under Probation Officer Shannon Mauer, who has the unique position of traveling between the Pittsfield and… Continue reading »

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