Voinovich students dive into summer public service internships

Published: September 21, 2023 Author: Audrianna Wilde

Students from Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service gained valuable experience working in a variety of internship programs over the summer.

Here is some information on the students and internships, along with links to learn more about how the students made a positive difference and gained essential experience.

Cassidy Dummitt experiences transformative internship with Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Cassidy Dummitt
Cassidy Dummitt

Master of Public Administration candidate Cassidy Dummitt put her knowledge to the test as she gained practical experience in networking, providing project assistance and collaborating with city departments.

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Victoria Crawford flourishes in internship with International Economic Development Council

Victoria Crawford
Victoria Crawford

Using previous experience as a Voinovich undergraduate research scholar, Master of Public Administration student Victoria Crawford had the opportunity to delve deeper into passions for economic development and international relations while strengthening research and writing skills.

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Hailey Gifford explores new frontiers at National Park Service internship

Hailey Gifford
Hailey Gifford

At the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in North Carolina, Master of Environmental Studies student Hailey Gifford was able to pursue her passion for social justice through research and writing projects about Black History in the park.

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Maya Clouse-Henry gains practical expertise through internship at The Painted Turtle

Maya Clouse-Henry
Maya Clouse-Henry

Maya Clouse-Henry deepened her understanding of early childhood education, place-based learning and accessibility by applying her studies relating to her master’s degree in environmental studies and parks, recreation, and leisure studies to real-world scenarios.

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Amie Bah appreciates importance of impact through WorldStrides internship

Amie Bah
Amie Bah

As a program office assistant for Envision by WorldStrides, Master of Public Administration and Master of African Studies student Amie Bah applied what she learned through the Voinovich School to tackle challenges faced in public service.

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