Political Science Major Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

Political Science Major Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

Christine LamA political science major seeking a career in public service is Cal Poly’s 2019 representative to the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program, which gives students the opportunity to work and study in Washington, D.C. Christine Lam will spend two weeks in August training at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, followed by 11 weeks in the nation’s capital working full time in the office of a congressional representative. Her studies include classes in American politics (with an emphasis in public policy) as well as science and risk communication. The 19-year-old junior from San Francisco is among 25 students from around the Golden State selected for the program this year. Participants were nominated by their respective campus presidents. Lam is a first-generation college student. She plans to graduate in two years and earn a master’s in public policy by 2022. “My goal is to become a legislative aide or policy analyst where I can create policies that help underrepresented groups,” she said. “I hope to create policies that increase equity and access to resources.” Lam is the 19th Cal Poly student to participate in the Panetta Institute program since 2001. Read the full news release.

From the Cal Poly Report - May 8, 2019

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