Emma Mae Regan ’22 is checking out the planet of public coverage via an internship at the Washington, D.C.-based mostly consulting agency World-wide Plan Team (GPG). Launched by Ian Graig ’79, GPG presents domestic and worldwide organizations throughout a variety of small business sectors with assistance with regards to U.S. politics.
Regan’s part consists largely of attending digital packages: assume tank functions, Senate and Property committee hearings, and nonprofit gatherings. Her career is to procedure the facts and get notes on the proceedings that she compiles into a comprehensive report she shares with her manager.
Regan has also been tasked with carrying out investigate that appears to be at various federal departments of the U.S. govt. Most not too long ago, she examined the Department of Energy, concentrating on climate modify, electrical power sources, and economics guidelines.
The paperwork that Regan generates will in the long run be shared with particular GPG clientele to give them “a far better knowledge of the weather in the United States, U.S. politics, and overseas policy,” she mentioned. “Because the paperwork are from a college or university student’s viewpoint, they are published in a way that’s extra comprehensible — especially if the shopper is from overseas.”
Past drop, Regan attended a Vocation Heart event about students who experienced performed internships in government. There, she heard Kayleigh Miller ’21 speak about her time at GPG, wherever she had interned the prior summertime. “[Kayleigh] had a definitely good expertise there and it sounded like GPG was aligned with my tutorial and expert interests,” Regan recalled. Afterward, she fulfilled with Miller, who place Regan into get in touch with with Graig, main her to the internship application approach.
Regan highlighted two Hamilton programs, Politics in China and Politics in Russia, as specifically beneficial in her recent situation. “A lot of the functions I have gone to have been focused on Russia and China and their connection with the U.S.,” she stated. “Those courses have been extremely valuable for attending functions, because I come to feel like I already comprehend what is likely on.”
On her submit-graduation programs, Regan mentioned that “I’m seeking to retain my alternatives open up.” The subject of intercontinental relations, she stated, is pretty numerous, with a large amount of distinctive options. As of now, she additional, “I’d actually like to do the job for both a consulting company or a nonprofit organization.”