Intern at the Industry, Science, and Education Branch
June 2017 - September 2017
“This summer, as a part of the Public Service Internship Program at the University of Michigan, I worked as an intern at the Branch of Industry, Science, and Education at the Embassy of Australia. Reporting directly to the Minister-Counsellor of the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science, I researched, monitored, and created newsletters on American and Canadian higher education, science and technology policy. I also attended and reported on industry, innovation, and higher education events at Capitol Hill and think-tanks such as the Brookings Institution, 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. I supported and planned high-profile visits and events hosted at the Embassy, such as a visit from Bill Nye, and became skilled in administrative work (e.g. database management, scheduling support, etc.). I also organized round-table discussions, panels, and events at the Embassy of Australia for member embassy counterparts. Finally, I researched and reported on educational and scientific initiatives and phenomena such as President Trump’s Made in America Week, the future of manufacturing in the United States, lifelong learning, and the digital economy.