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Four Loyola students accepted into Governor’s Summer Internship Program

| By Nick Alexopulos

Loyola University Maryland students Emily Coleman, ’14, Thomas Thompson, ’14, Anthony Vitti, ’13, and Jacqueline Winton, ’14, are among 20 university students from institutions throughout the mid-Atlantic region who have been accepted into the Governor’s Summer Internship Program.

The 10-week internship program, administered by the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, gives students the opportunity to work on substantive projects with senior-level public administrators and policy makers in Maryland state government. The program matches interns with departments or policy areas that closely correspond with each intern’s field of study or career interests.

“It’s an honor to have these four exceptional students represent Loyola in such a prestigious program,” said CreSaundra Sills, Ph.D., director of The Career Center at Loyola, which helped guide the students through the internship application process. “The unique experience they will gain this summer is an invaluable step toward the beginning of a rewarding career.”

Each student intern from Loyola will be working in a different department with a different mentor:

Emily Coleman
Hometown: Glastonbury, Conn.
Majors: economics, Spanish
Department: Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Mentor: Rhonda Ray, director, office of policy and government affairs

Thomas Thompson
Hometown: Monrovia, Md.
Majors: political science, Spanish
Department: Maryland Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
Mentor: Brendan Armbruster, governor’s homeland security advisor

Anthony Vitti
Hometown: Perry Hall, Md.
Majors: history, classical civilizations
Department: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
Mentor: Karen Rohrbaugh, supervisor, office of unemployment insurance, litigation and prosecution unit

Jacqueline Winton
Hometown: Sicklerville, N.J.
Major: communication
Department: Maryland Department of Human Resources
Mentor: Claudia Remington, executive director, State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect

Their duties include attending meetings, drafting correspondence, tracking legislation, and researching policy options. They will also work in teams to develop policy papers that address significant issues facing Maryland today, and the papers will be presented to the governor and/or other senior staff members at the end of the program. For their work, the students will earn a $3,000 stipend.

Since 2006, more than 20 Loyola students have been accepted into the program.

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