Summer 2020 Intern Spotlight: Marcus J

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

My internship at the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth has been delightful. I always wanted to learn about our city’s role in international interactions and have gained a new appreciation for the work of the World Affairs Council in the metroplex. Through cooperating with other interns and the wonderful employees of the World Affairs Council, I have been given the unique opportunity to improve my perception of global politics.

As a “floater” intern I am responsible for completing a variety of tasks related to the departments of the World Affairs Council. These projects can range from updating the information of former interns to planning small events for local Junior World Affairs Council chapters. I also research nonprofits for possible charity drives and community service events.

During my time as an intern for the World Affairs Council of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, I have had the pleasure of meeting with local professionals. I enjoyed my meetings with Dan Colston and Diane McNulty, two board members who took time out of their busy schedules to answer my questions about my community. Webinars led by influential leaders in the field of politics have increased my insight and interest in a variety of subjects. My favorite was The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High Tech-Warfare, an extremely informative session about the role of America in modern society and the need to pursue alternative methods for foreign diplomacy. Professional development offered by experienced members of the council has provided me with special information that will be invaluable in my future career and interests.

After my internship at the World Affairs Council, I plan on attending the University of Texas in Arlington as a member of their Undergraduate Civil Engineering Program. My experience as an intern at the World Affairs Council has been a remarkable journey. I have gained priceless experience in a professional environment that will vastly improve my efficiency as a worker and a student. I am positive that the lessons I have learned from my fellow interns and my intern advisor at the World Affairs Council will pave the way for a promising future of community involvement and global citizenship.

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