Summer Interns Gain Real World Experience

Students are putting their multi-cultural experiences and multi-lingual talents to use in the workplace this summer in the SLU-Madrid Summer Internship program. Nearly two dozen students are interning in businesses and NGO's across Spain, Europe and beyond.

Izabel Trizlova (Political Science), for example, is working in the USA Pavilion of the 2017 World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan. Every day, she represents the United States to thousands of visitors from across the world. The U.S. is among more than 110 countries and international organizations at this year's fair, entitled Future Energy, which aims to open dialogue regarding future and infinite sources of energy.

In the world of diplomacy, Nicolás Andrada (Political Science) is working in the Oficina de Información Diplomática for the Spanish Ministry of the Exterior. Maxim Sharakin (Political Science and Psychology) is at the Spanish Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland. Back in Madrid, Paloma Cole (Art History) is interning at the U.S. Embassy and Paula Otero (Honors International Business and Political Science) at the United Kingdom Embassy. 

Carlota Barreno (International Business) is interning at the International Studies Foundation in Madrid, working on projects which bridge the U.S. and Spain. She has assisted in the development and expansion of their partnership with the American Embassy in Spain, which provides English classes to youth from disadvantaged families. She has also helped organize the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela for high-achieving, low-income students from Miami.

At JNBA Financial Advisors in Minnesota, Laura Moyner (Honors International Business) is gaining insight into the field of wealth management through project work and company-sponsored learning modules. Her internship will culminate in a capstone project in which she will develop and present a comprehensive financial plan.

Visit Career Services on the SLU-Madrid website for more information about internships.

July 20, 2017
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