ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2006 — St. Bonaventure University December graduate Rudy Barry recently participated in The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars internship program during his senior semester.
Barry took part in The Washington Center’s acclaimed academic program last fall. In total, this years’ program consisted of 407 students representing 137 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
In its 30th year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has helped more than 34,000 students from more than 1,000 colleges and universities extend their studies, acquire work experience and develop their skills as leaders. Participating students spend a semester immersed in the culture of our nation’s capital.
They explore possible career directions through a substantive internship tailored to match their interests, a high-quality academic course, and the Washington Forum, a series of lectures by national and international speakers. The Washington Center’s internship partners represent virtually every profession – law, medicine, journalism, business, diplomacy, politics, education, social welfare, and the arts, among others.
Barry is a political science major from Bay Village, Ohio, and graduated from St. Bonaventure this past December. Barry said the experience was extremely valuable as a political science major.
“Washington, D.C. is the hub of politics and being in Washington gives you the ability to attend Congressional committee hearings which are free to the public and be able to talk to people who have access to information,” said Barry.
Barry said some of his favorite experiences during the last semester were the opportunity to meet a few senators, including Joe Biden from Delaware. Barry interned and is now employed by Kemp Partners, a strategic consulting firm headed by former Congressman, Cabinet Secretary and Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp.
The Washington Center internship program is offered through the Department of Political Science at St. Bonaventure. Dr. James Moor oversees the program and said that there are plenty of benefits for students.
“The first part of the program allows students to relate their classroom work to the real world. The other part allows students to set up job connections and I believe almost all our students have gotten jobs coming out of the program,” said Moor.
The Washington Center program is available to all majors.
For more information, contact Dr. James Moor at (716)-379-2268 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.