“My summer internship has been an amazing learning experience; I am so honored to be mentored by such ambitious and knowledgeable people. By attending different seminars and meetings in Washington DC, I gained confidence and also improved my communication skills. Since, I am a health administration and public policy major, this internship expanded my knowledge about different health policies across the world and also directed me in the right direction.”
Major: Health Administration and Public Policy
Internship Site: Eli Lilly
Location: Washington, DC
Title: Academic Contractor
Position Description: Eli Lilly is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and I was honored to work with highly intellectual and ambitious people. The office, I worked in focuses more on lobbying in different parts of the world such as Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. I was given different challenging tasks such as compiling information on health policies and issues in different countries and their relationships (trade barriers) with the US. I also attended meetings and seminars related to various topics ranging from Islam in Europe to the new European Union policy.
What are the benefits of choosing to spend your summer participating in an internship, co-op, service-learning or research experience?
Spending my summer as an intern has been so beneficial to me. I learned about health policies internationally and also learned a lot about myself. This internship has taught me communication skills and how to present myself. I have also gained a lot of confidence by attending meetings and seminars on my own. Also, by attending meetings I have made very important contacts which are going to help me in the future. Also, this internship has given me an insight of what I want to do with my major and what I am interested in after college.