Hannah Dier

“I have been involved with the Shriver Center since I began participating in service learning at the beginning of my freshman year at UMBC. In the past three years, the Shriver Center has been a great asset as I have explored different volunteer and internship positions that complement the work that I am pursuing through my majors.”

Majors: Political Science, Media and Communication Studies

Internship Site: Governor’s Summer Internship Program, Governor’s StateStat Office

Location: Annapolis, MD

Title: StateStat Intern

Position Description: As a StateStat Intern, I support analysts in developing and monitoring performance measures for state agencies, prepare meeting memos and summaries, attend weekly Stat meetings with participating state departments, and develop social networking webpages. Because I am participating in the Governor’s Summer Internship Program, I am also responsible for participating in a group policy analysis project. My group’s topic is cell phone confiscations in correctional facilities.

What are the benefits of participating in an internship, co-op, service-learning or research experience?

I am happy to spend my summer doing an internship because it is a great way for me to gain valuable knowledge and experience in a field and a profession that interests me. By working at StateStat I have obtained a better understanding of the Maryland state government that I would not have been able to get in the classroom.