Now in his fourth semester of the International Policy and Development program, McDonnaugh is gaining professional experience with a leading aid organization while exercising his lifelong passion for service.
Through semester-long practica, students take on internships, jobs, and consultancies that allow them to apply skills and knowledge gained through their prior coursework in a professional setting. These experiential learning courses serve as stepping-stones to their future careers.
Angela Luedke MAIEM ’21 pursued an Immersive Professional Learning (IPL) experience with the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in the Education Abroad Office. Angela helped establish a new class, Crossing Culture, to increase participation in study abroad opportunities at UCR.
Maia Stewart, a joint MPA and IEM student participated as an assistant program director at Team4Tech. Maia interned during the summer of 2021. Carolyn Meyer helped Maia find the position at Team4Tech because the position aligned with Maia’s values and interests.