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.”

Ben Platt ’23

Ben Platt on a cargo bike.

U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, Washington, D.C. This summer I had the honor of working as a legal intern in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Transportation. Interning in the executive branch of the federal government has long… Continue reading »

Agustin Aliaga ’25

Agustin Aliaga with fellow interns.

New York League of Conservation Voters, New York, NY This summer, I wanted to intern somewhere that would expose me to one of the potential career paths that I would be interested in pursuing. Ultimately, I was able to take a summer position at the New York League of Conservation… Continue reading »

Shiv Pujara ’25

Shiv Pujara at work.

Bureau of the Treasury of the Philippines, Philippines The Treasury of the Philippines is a government organization in the Philippines that is a part of the finance ministry. The role of the organization is to issue bonds, manage the local debt currency market, collect and maintain statistical data on the… Continue reading »

Andrew Appiah Ansah ’24

Andrew Ansah at work.

Electoral Commission of Ghana, Ghana This summer I had the opportunity to intern at the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana. I have interned in the past for this organization. The EC of Ghana is responsible for all public electoral processes in Ghana. My previous work was as an intern for… Continue reading »

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 »

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