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I am currently a sophomore in the Honors Program at American University in Washington, DC.  I am a Political Science and Public Communications double major with a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.  I hope to receive a Masters in Political Communications.  I want to combine my knowledge from university and my practical skills learned from my political experience to work for campaigns, particularly internal and external communications.

Work experience

Feb 2011Present

Development Intern

N Street Village
  • Research grant applications and donors to help fundraising efforts
  • Plan and execute events to assist Event Coordinator
  • Assist the Development Office maintain donor and volunteer records
Jan 2011Present

Honors 101 Co-Chair

American University Honors Program
  • Design and execute a leadership retreat, a Kick-Off Event, Midterm Event, and Finals Event
  • Act as liason between the Honors staff, the Honors 101 Mentors, and the incoming Honors freshmen
  • Review applications, set standards for applicant acceptance, and plan agenda of the Honors 101 Program
May 2010Present

Fundraising Chair

School of Public Affairs Leadership Program Steering Committee
  • Competitive four-year program which assists students in community service projects, writing grant proposals, and honing public speaking skills to prepare students to assume leadership roles in public service
  • Research possible funders
  • Plan and execute fundraisers
Sep 2009Present


American University Honors Program
  • Decide and plan events for honors students

  • Provide honors students with networking and socializing opportunities

Apr 2010Dec 2011


American University Honors Program
  • Help incoming freshmen transition to life at AU as an honors student

  • Create a syllabus for educating freshmen about DC

  • Received award for “Most Inspiring Mentee Leadership”

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Field Intern

Mike McWherter for Governor Campaign
  • Greeted visitors, made phone calls, organized data
  • Worked overtime offsite at rally events throughout the state
  • Provided an upbeat attitude as the welcoming face in the campaign office


Aug 2009Present


American University

University Honors Program

Presidential Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship

Dean's List (3 semesters)

GPA: 3.75

Relevant Courses:  Public Relations

                               Writing for Mass Communications

                              Communications and Society

                              Understanding Media

                              Intro to Political Science Research

Aug 2009Present

Advanced Leadership Studies

American University

The Leadership Program offers students in the School of Public Affairs the opportunity to develop their potential for leadership in public service. In the Program students study leaderhsip develop essential leadership skills, refine their career goals, expand their personal horizons, and apply what they learn by working on social action projects that effect real change.


Nicole Ellswick

  • Was my immedate supervisor at N Street Village
  • Ushered interns at N Street VIllage into the organization



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