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Public Policy senior Ashley Tjhung interned at Vital Voices Global Partnership, a global women’s empowerment organization, in Washington, D.C. last summer.

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This summer, LSA senior Zainab Bhindarwala interned at a congresswoman’s office and an advocacy-based legal nonprofit.

How did you hear about your internships?

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Here’s the thing about identities and labels: in some instances, they’re placed upon your shoulders even if you have a hard time relating to them. It’s not anyone’s fault; it’s just how society works nowadays.

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As a senior entering my last semester of undergrad, I’ve taken a lot of time to reflect on what experiences of mine have been the most memorable these past four years. Close to the top of my list has been my job since freshman year at the Conference and Event Services of the University Unions.

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This past summer, I went on a Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates study abroad service trip to Cusco, Peru. To be completely honest, I chose this country mainly because I wanted to see Machu Picchu and because I’ve always wanted to go to South America as well.

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How did you hear about your internship?

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Nestled in the dirt, under the roots of a date tree

Half of my heart waits

Calling out to me desperately

 

I’m walking, earbuds in

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This past summer, LSA senior Zainab Bhindarwala spent a month in Prague, Czech Republic taking a class on Nationalism, Minorities and Migrations in Eastern Europe.

How did you hear about this study abroad program?

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What were the first meeting notes like for East Wind, the first space for Asian/Pacific Islander Americans at the University of Michigan back in the ’70s?