University of Dallas junior Elisa Ron (Politics & Economics) will have a unique opportunity to cultivate her fascination with international politics this summer. She’ll travel to London in May to take part in the Summer 2018 Hansard Society Scholars programme. This prestigious program includes a course in taught in conjunction with the London School of Economics and an internship in research, government or journalism in London.
Ron said that after returning from Rome, she knew she wanted to go back abroad. “I’m really looking forward to interacting with new people,” she said. “It’s a great chance to get out of my bubble.”
The Hansard programme application required Ron to submit a writing sample, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation. She said that she thought her semester in Rome may have been one factor that made her application competitive.
While Ron is still waiting for confirmation on where she’ll be placed, her first choice would be to work as an intern in research or at a think tank focusing on international affairs. Her second choice is to work in the British Parliament, and her third choice would be a journalism internship.
Ron believes that completing an internship abroad will undoubtedly bolster her resume. “Having work experience abroad tells future employers that I’m not just a tourist,” she said. Ron’s goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in International Comparative Politics.
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