August 12, 2014

MMES Student Interns with the U.S. State Department 

Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.

Ma wrote about her year-long VSFS experience in an article posted on DipNote, the State Department’s official blog. 

She is an international relations and modern Middle Eastern studies major in the School of Arts & Sciences and learned about the internship through a post on Facebook. She has long been interested in international human rights. She applied for the internship last summer and started in September 2013 while studying abroad for a semester in Rabat, Morocco.

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