ACE Internship Profiles


Gaining internship experience is an excellent way for students to try out the skills they have learned and network with professionals. ACE students interested in policy and leadership have traveled the country to participate in internships that help further their knowledge of the policy process for Federal and State government.

To ensure students interested in policy-related internships have the opportunity to pursue these experiences, the college of ACES offers the Policy and Leadership Intern Scholarship to help with internship-related expenses. Scholarship applications are due May 1 for summer internships, July 1 for fall internships, and December 1 for spring internships.

Grace Mladenik
  • Grace Mladenik
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Location: Scenic America, Washington, D.C.
  • Concentration: Public Policy and Law
  • I interned at Scenic America, the only national non-profit dedicated to preserving the visual character of...

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Sam Rogers
  • Sam Rogers
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Location: Congressman Rodney Davis of Illinois’ 13th District, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship Support: Mueller Sims Scholarship Fund
  • Concentration: Public Policy and Law
  • I was a Congressional intern in the House of Representatives in the Office of Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) during...

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Josh Millard
  • Josh Millard
  • Graduation Year: 2017
  • Location: Congressman Mike Bost of Illinois' 12th District, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship Support: Mueller Sims Scholarship Fund
  • Concentration: Agribusiness Markets & Management
  • I was a summer intern at the House of Representatives with Congressman Mike Bost in 2016.  Then in the summer of 2017 I...

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Kyle Sinn
  • Kyle Sinn
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Location: Western Skies Strategies, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship Support: Spitze Scholarship
  • Concentration: Agribusiness Markets & Management
  • I spent my summer in D.C. working for Western Skies Strategies, an agricultural lobbying firm. We handled lobbying for...

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Adam Kurczewski
  • Adam Kurczewski
  • Graduation Year: 2017
  • Location: National Association of Conservation Districts, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship Support: Spitze Scholarship
  • Concentration: Public Policy and Law
  • During my time in Washington D.C. I worked as a government relations intern with the National Association of...

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Madison Scanlan
  • Madison Scanlan
  • Graduation Year: 2016
  • Location: The Kyle House Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship Support: Spitze Scholarship
  • Concentration: Public Policy and Law
  • The summer after my freshman year at U of I, I interned in Washington, D. C. at a consulting firm called Kyle House...

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Abrielle Joseph
  • Abrielle Joseph
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Location: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois' 17th District, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship Support: Mueller Sims Scholarship Fund
  • Concentration: Public Policy and Law
  • In DC I was a Legislative Intern at the House of Representatives in the Office of Cheri Bustos.  I was able to...

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Rachel Hawk
  • Rachel Hawk
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Location: American Farmland Trust, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship Support: Mueller Sims Scholarship Fund
  • Concentration: Policy, International Trade, & Development
  • While in Washington, D.C., I interned with American Farmland Trust as a Development Intern. American Farmland...

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Taylor Dugas
  • Taylor Dugas
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Location: The White House, Washington, D.C.
  • Concentration: Public Policy and Law
  • I read and disseminated the President's mail and email. Utilizing my agriculture degree, I specialized in environmental...

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