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  • Anna Sutton 3:07 pm on April 23, 2014 Permalink
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    Good news! 

    I’ve got some very exciting news!

    My internship, Ready for Hillary, has asked me to stay on next semester, which means that I will be interning with Ready for Hillary for a full year. I’m so excited to continue  learning from the organization, and to (hopefully) have a part in the election of the first female president.

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  • Anna Sutton 3:00 pm on April 23, 2014 Permalink  

    Eagle Internship Fund 

    This semester I wouldn’t have financially been able to have an internship if it wasn’t for the Eagle Internship Fund given out by the Career Center. The fund gives $2,500 to financially eligible students to support AU’s students moving “ideas into action and action into service”.

    To be eligible you must also be eligible for the Pell grant, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have an unpaid internship secured with the government, a non-profit, or an international non-profit NGO. It’s up to you if you want to take the internship for academic credit or not. If you’re continuing an internship you can apply for future work, but your internship can’t be retroactively funded.

    All that you must do in return is attend a presentation on professional skills, answer two surveys on your progress, and complete your internship. I’ve put the link for eligibility requirements and application below, but if you have any questions let me know!

     

    https://american-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?s=surveys&mode=form&tab_key=edit&survey_id=18e149d5f52d60f262ab0da1bc4147d1&stubid=6d36dcfc495712b50aafd597a97ca2e2&ss=

     

     

     

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  • Anna Sutton 2:50 pm on April 23, 2014 Permalink
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    American University Global Scholars 

    Hey kiddos!

    Being a student at American means finding your place in the community, and for me a very important part of that has been a Global Scholar. Global Scholars is a three year program under the School of International Service that lets us graduate in three years instead of four. In our three years we are placed in a living/learning community together fist year, take World Politics and International Research together, and our senior year we can take a capstone class all together.

    Because we only have three years, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to have the same intern experience that other students have. However, looking at both my experience and my fellow GloSchos, I know that isn’t true. I’m in my second internship now and other student’s internships range from non-profits that bring textbooks to Africa to USAID.

    What I’m getting at is don’t be worried that you won’t have time for your dream internship. Just go for it!

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  • Anna Sutton 8:12 pm on April 7, 2014 Permalink
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    Ready for Hillary Workplace Culture 

    Ready for Hillary started with two Hillary super supporters and it has grown to an office full of people who are passionate about her becoming our next president. You can really feel that excitement for her, and I think it bleeds into everyone’s personal lives in really great ways. I personally wear a RFH t-shirt at least once a week and my laptop is plastered with her bumper stickers.

    As far as communication and teamwork go, everyone in the office is ultimately working towards one same goal: to build a huge list of supporters who are fired up for the possibility of a Hillary 2016 presidency. That means when one outreach office needs support, they can count on it from anyone in the office. There is a lot of work for everyone to help with. For instance, when the Women Ready for Hillary Office held their launch event, members from all of the other offices volunteered to make sure that the event ran smoothly.

    As an intern, I’ve never felt intimidated to ask questions and I really feel like I’m making valuable contributions with my work. It’s really icing on the cake to be able to be passionate about the work I’m doing while I’m interning to pick up real-world skills.

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  • Anna Sutton 8:06 pm on April 7, 2014 Permalink
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    Her Voice, Her Values, Our Movement – A Conversation in Our Nation’s Capital 

    I mentioned in an earlier post that Women Ready for Hillary was having our office launch event, and I’m sorry for not writing about how amazing it was sooner so y’all could be blown away by how cool my internship is.

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    The event brought together women and Hillary supporters from all sorts of communities. We started with a panel of women who worked under Hillary in various times of her career. They offered first hand insight as to how with her amazing work ethic and impressive resume Hillary Clinton isn’t just the best woman for the job, she’s the best candidate period. The second panel was full of women who specialize in grassroots movements and talked to everyone about how we can make the movement to encourage Hillary Clinton to run for the presidency our own by using our own stories to raise support.

    I didn’t think it was possible, but after the launch event I’m even more excited for Hillary 2016.

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  • Anna Sutton 8:46 pm on April 1, 2014 Permalink
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    The Real Life Intern Skills I’ve Learned from Watching House of Cards

    Everyone starts out as an intern, even Frank Underwood. When the second season was released earlier this year, I binge watched the entire thing. While it’s hard to imagine holding as much power as Frank Underwood, I think we can pick up a few life lessons from the fictional king of DC.

    gif of Frank Underwood from House of Cards

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  • Anna Sutton 8:31 pm on April 1, 2014 Permalink
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    Every high school senior is going to be nervous about college, but college is a great chance to learn about yourself and what you want to do with your life. Below are five tips for AU’s incoming class about mentors, internships, part time jobs, and more!

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  • Anna Sutton 11:10 pm on March 21, 2014 Permalink
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    Succeeding in the District 

    When people found out that I was moving from the small Missouri town I had lived my entire life to our nation’s capital, they warned me that I wouldn’t be able to succeed unless I sold my soul to the devil.

    I am here to tell you that those people don’t know what they’re talking about and they are taking House of Cards way to seriously. While it is unfortunate we don’t all dress as well as Claire and Frank Underwood, you don’t need to be a functioning sociopath to get things done here in DC. Below are five tips that I’ve picked up while at American- (More …)

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  • Anna Sutton 1:54 am on March 6, 2014 Permalink
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    Hi Everyone –

     

    Tomorrow the grassroots organization I intern with, Ready for Hillary, will be launching its Women’s Outreach office with a landmark event called Her Voice, Her Values, Our Movement – A Conversation in our Nation’s Capitol. We will be having two panels: the first on how Hillary has been an agent of change over the course of her career and the second on how women are coming together to form a grassroots network. I have been working on projects for this event since my first day at Ready for Hillary, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to see it all come together.

    I wanted to share some of the work I’ve been doing since starting at Ready for Hillary. This can give all of you prospective interns out there a better idea of what goes into list event planning. Here’s  what I’ve been working on:

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  • Anna Sutton 2:06 am on February 25, 2014 Permalink
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    Starting with Ready for Hillary 

    This morning I woke up at 7:30, gave my roommate a dirty look for getting to sleep in, and forty-five minutes later I was on the metro headed to Rosslyn. Now that I’m sitting here at my internship, I still miss my bed a little but I’m even more excited to get started with everything I need to get done today. This semester I’m working for the Ready for Hillary PAC under the Women’s Outreach office, and it has become one of the most exciting aspects of my DC life. Blue background with the words "I'm Ready for Hillary" (More …)

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