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.”

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 »

Patrick Gaul ’24


Patrick Gaul at The Capitol.

Office of U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin, Washington, D.C. This summer I worked for U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin in his Capitol Hill office. Raskin represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, of which I am a resident. In fact, I had the unique privilege of voting for my supervisor in this past primary… Continue reading »

Solomon Pacifico Scholl ’24


Solomon Pacifico Scholl at the office.

Law Offices of Diamond Litty, 19th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Stuart, FL This summer I interned at the Martin County office of Florida’s 19th Circuit Public Defender. I worked directly under the office’s only misdemeanor attorney, which gave me the chance to handle every misdemeanor case in Martin County for… Continue reading »

Katie Jung ’24


Katie Jung displaying work.

Office of Massachusetts State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Boston, MA I interned remotely for the Massachusetts legislature under Massachusetts State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier. Rep. Farley-Bouvier, who represents the City of Pittsfield, prioritizes policies that support women, people with disabilities, immigrants and K-12 education. Her legislative aides, who were my internship advisors,… Continue reading »

Emma Schulman ’24


Emma Schulman at the Merrimack Superior Court.

New Hampshire Public Defender, Manchester, NH This summer, I had the pleasure of working as an investigator intern with the New Hampshire Public Defender. My experience working there was nothing short of eye-opening, and I am grateful to have had this opportunity. It was an incredibly engaging summer internship, with… Continue reading »

Simon Kent ’23


Office of Massachusetts State Representative David LeBoeuf, Boston, MA This summer I was able to utilize a previous connection I had made through the ASIP program to self-source an internship in the Massachusetts Legislature. I was working for Representative David LeBoeuf, doing whatever necessary for the representative in order to… Continue reading »

Carolina Skinner ’23


Carolina Skinner and Attorney General Weiser.

Phil Weiser for Colorado, Denver, CO This summer I interned on the reelection campaign of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. Phil Weiser has established a strong commitment to justice as well as the protection of the interests and rights of all Coloradans and he is up for reelection in November. Continue reading »

Maria Lobato Grabowsky ’25


Maria Lobato Grabowsky posing for a photo.

Essex Newark Legal Services, Newark, NJ Essex Newark Legal Services is a private nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to Essex County’s low-income residents. Attorneys at Essex Newark Legal Services fight for their clients when landlords attempt to evict them or deprive them of basic needs such as water… Continue reading »

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