What unique opportunities has the Public Policy Research Scholars program afforded you?
“When I made the decision to spend a summer in Washington, D.C., I was apprehensive. An internship at the White House and work in the public sector did not fit into my plan of entering the corporate world. As it turns out, stepping out of my self-imposed comfort zone was one of the best decisions I could have made.”
What inspired you to apply to be a Public Policy Research Scholar?
“I loved the idea of being able to create or choose your own public policy track and being able to join a tight-knit community of like-minded students. The program as a whole seemed like an opportunity and academic experience that could not be presented with a simple major or minor.”
Summer Internship Experience
During her internship at the White House, Megha was given the opportunity to spearhead and develop multiple projects. In addition to managing the complete Personnel on boarding portfolio, she was tasked with streamlining the M&A processes and implementing time-saving measures. She organized speakers, trainings, and mentorships for White House staff through the Professional Development Initiative and drafted memos to be presented to senior staff. Finally, she designed and implemented marketing materials for the EOP-wide Health and Wellness Council Step Challenge, which included branding, email marketing, and general outreach.