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 Good News: SRU political science major interns with US-Ukraine Foundation 



SRU Good News for March 5, 2010


SRU political science major interns with US-Ukraine Foundation

Lauren Wilhelm, a Slippery Rock University senior majoring in political science, is spending spring semester as an intern with the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation in Washington, D.C., as part of the Washington Center Internship Program.

            Wilhelm said the foundation, founded in 1991, works to promote democratic governance, free societies, human rights and economic development in Ukraine.

            As part of her internship work she has met former U.S. Rep. Bob McEwan, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtnin and Rep. Joe Pitts. She has also attended a variety of conferences that included discussion of human rights abuses in Russia and Ukraine. 

"The experience has been wonderful, and I highly encourage other students to consider applying for one of the internships," Wilhelm said.

The Washington Center provides spring, summer and fall semester internships. Students selected for the program receive12 credits, complete a course and attend programming. Details are available from Richard Martin, SRU professor of political science, or from the center at:



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