The WISH Way Goes Well Beyond Political DC Internships!

By Patrick Slevin| October 30, 2018

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WISH offers students more than political internships up on Capitol Hill.  Our network of over 25,000 WISH alumni offers a diversity of internship opportunities that enables hundreds of students, every semester, to follow their passions and ultimately, land their dream jobs.

We’re very proud of our WISH alumni, Jana Liese of University of South Carolina and Amelia Iliohan of University of Kentucky who both pursued their passions in DC.  Their respective newspapers featured their WISH internships, which we would like to share with you:

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do my first year in college, but biochemistry seemed like a good place to start,” Liese says. “I love being in a lab. I definitely grew up in a family where being curious about things was the norm.” – USC Student Newspaper

University of South Carolina student Jana Liese knew from the time she was a junior in high school that she wanted to study infectious diseases.  Nothing was going to stand in this WISH alumna’s way.

Jana accomplished what no student had been able to accomplish for nearly three decades; she landed an internship opportunity with the National Institute of Health. Read about how Jana’s passion and WISH’s dedication got her a great DC internship with one of the nation’s leading research labs.

Read about Jana’s internship experience and how it has empowered her here:

South Carolina: Jana WISH Alumn Story

University of Kentucky student Amelia Iliohan has a passion for farming and agriculture.  She was raised on a farm in Madisonville, Kentucky.  The agriculture major sought her DC spring internship with U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, who served as agriculture commissioner of Kentucky from 2012-16.

“Studying agriculture is not as specified as some degrees are, so I had a lot of flexibility,” said Iliohan. “I want to do government and community relations in agriculture, so it was a really good fit for me. The internship was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my professional and personal career.”  – The Messenger

Read about Amelia’s internship experience and how it has empowered her here:

Bluegrass State: Amelia WISH Alumn Story

What’s keeping you from finding your dream WISH internship this coming Spring Semester?   Apply today and begin your special journey to Washington DC and turn your passion into reality.

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